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Marc - sorry, maybe you missed my point! I am not a townie and actually have agriculture in the family so wasn't intending to have a go at farmers - I well understand how hard you work and how much investment you make for relatively small returns. I don't appreciate being told to F off either!

My point is that in our local village, 8 houses were built on a small parcel of farm land next to existing houses. These were terraced in style and have worked in well with existing housing and the village. They have really added to the local community.

I'm talking about the odd acre or 2 here and there but spread over a much larger area than currently allowed or planned for. Sorry but if you don't think 3-400% growth for the sale of a small % of your (or anyone else's) land is unjust then maybe you should consider the poor sods who have seen house price inflation outdo average salary growth by a massive amount, helping to make buying houses for the rural young a pipe dream.

As a contrast, a local large village is in the process of adding 500+ houses over 2 development sites - this has a massive impact on the village - largely changing its entire character. I'm pretty sure that type of development next to a livestock farm would work really well for the farm - unless they'd sold out for mega bucks and no longer gave a toss. Planners and developers (and land owners it appears) are only interested in making massive profits and the world we are left to live in can go hang.

Apologies Bibs - didn't mean to hijack your thread.


Is the price for that bit in Yen or £?

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I totally agree with @march re the farm land. Oh yes, here's a plan let's compulsory purchase all farms to put nice little houses on the land so we can all breed like rabbits and everyone has a house. Fook knows how we will feed ourselves with no more farmland!  I'd expect this short of half arsed prick of a plan from Corbyn! (well actually, it is John McDonald who is the power, Corbyn is just the face).

There are loads of brown field sites and sites unsuitable for food production in the towns. These eyesores are what we should be buying up. Clean up the towns and provide affordable houses AND be able to grow food too. Now that is surely a better plan.

@march whatever you do though please don't ever play the "farmer pleading" poverty card. Never met a really poor farmer yet! ;) Plenty who claim to be though... 

 

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Where did I say CP all farms. Get a grip and some perspective.

 

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There are loads of brown field sites and sites unsuitable for food production in the towns. These eyesores are what we should be buying up. Clean up the towns and provide affordable houses AND be able to grow food too. Now that is surely a better plan.

Largely agree here but it doesn't solve the problem of rural kids wanting to stay local. Hey ho, I'll go back to my shed


Is the price for that bit in Yen or £?

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Lol.  I just came out of the shed to check my emails!  I get it Ant, I live in a rural area and my kids have no chance of buying around here. The big exec houses with no garden thing is a huge bug bear to me too to be honest.  It seems these days people want a big house in the country (in our case usually doctors/medical consultants as they are the only ones who can now afford them) but don't want to get their hands dirty gardening.  Madness.  The Barn in the village was demolished so they could build four four bed exec houses. 3 have been bought by doctors retiring. Our village is being turned into a retirement village and our small local primary will close in 2-3 years as no more kids as young people cannot afford to buy here any longer.


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3 minutes ago, C8RKH said:

@march whatever you do though please don't ever play the "farmer pleading" poverty card. Never met a really poor farmer yet! ;) Plenty who claim to be though... 

Well you are talking to one now - The farm has only made money once in the last 12 years and we have been supporting it from other incomes (we used to run the farm and with both of us working at full time (stressful) jobs until it all became too much). There are a lot of poor farmers, primarily tenant farmers as well as small traditional farms, etc.. Farmers are often asset rich (land, farmhouse etc..) but cash poor - I could go on...

To lighten the mood - This is how farmers make money:

For us it's the life style not the money (fortunately) B-)

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Did this one yesterday :)

http://www.thelotusforums.com/

The motivation was that the old site had been in place for 6-7 years now and wasn't responsive. This one looks awesome on mobile/tablet and even better on desktop! :)

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Quick question Bibs. If I am using Wordpress to make a site, can I do it all in the editors of each section or do I need to get into the html side of it as well?


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Depends on which theme you use (eg which front end tool you get) and what you want to do with it. I usually end up needed to do both along with some CSS changes too to achieve the result I'm after. 


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Thought so. I have access to the Wordpress Blog editing tool and I can download a theme, but if the title is in all capitals, I can only change the words, not the format. That is what got me thinking.

CSS?


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Yup. It's it's H1 for example, change the CSS for the H1 text. 


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Thanks mate.

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I thought Rocky had a new website then. :lol:

 


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https://www.alunox.co.uk/

Another one! 

Anyone need a website done, I'm available now :thumbsup:


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https://www.mtechcarstorage.co.uk/

Secure car storage in the Midlands :)

Just redoing the Lotus Festival site now, it's looking good! 

Opera Snapshot_2018-07-30_144925_www.lotus-festival.com.png

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Nice site! You might wanty to check the text on the storage pricing page,  the text for 3 of the 4 options on offer  is the same and the second most expensive option comes with the least amont of services.


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Just done a bit of free testing...  (Windows 7/Firefox)

Broken link on the Privacy Policy also the online booking calendar does not work or is possibly not intuitive.  Facebook link could do with a stronger logo or similar to click on.

Be interested to know how much you can charge for a one off site like these with no cart or merchant links  (although I'm not expecting you to tell me).....

 

 

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Thanks. Removed the privacy policy link, will re-instate when the page is live and will sort the facebook logo out for something more distinct :)

I have a rough idea of prices for each client but generally they're for friends or friends of friends so mates rates apply and I think they're good value for what they are. 

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I made this one too for my new drone business - https://www.espritdroneservices.co.uk/


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18 hours ago, Bibs said:

https://www.mtechcarstorage.co.uk/

Secure car storage in the Midlands :)

Just redoing the Lotus Festival site now, it's looking good! 

Opera Snapshot_2018-07-30_144925_www.lotus-festival.com.png

@BibsWhen is this site likely to go live? Neither of us can have the Friday off so it’ll be a late night or more likely an early morning 4/5 hour drive, so I really need something to help sell it to the good lady. It’ll be only our second Lotus Festival & the first was at a very cold Brands Hatch long before I was a Lotus owner (first ever round of the Lotus Trophy IIRC).

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Hopefully today mate :)

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Can't wait to find out more about this one Bibs, note to everyone, HiFi Lounge will be shut on 29th September 👍

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Another one, more to do next week! 

(Psst, the reason I post them on here is that it's good for their SEO :)


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Another few done recently and I can guess which one gets the most clicks :lol:

www.noktada.com - Recruitment Company

www.liaslooks.co.uk - Online Shop for Bikinis and more!

www.carterconstructionuk.co.uk - Builders

www.ddggroundworks.com - Another building company

www.yourcorporatecare.co.uk - Holistic health for corporates

 

 

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