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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from thebfg in SLAP, SIC et all public property musical chairs.   
    This just shows what like SLAP/SIC are.
     
    HNP should have been left alone, but no, they were basically bullied out of their premises, for what? absolutely nothing.
     
    Shame on SLAP/SIC and anyone else involved in nearly destroying a well established local business and nearly losing folk their jobs.
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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from Frances144 in Hydro warning   
    He said "do you want to keep your dog" twice. If he was meaning something else or not, who knows, my mother is not a mind reader, but that was his exact words.
     
    The small dog about the size of a cat was on a lead, harness and in her arms so wasn't going anywhere near him or the meter.
     
    She was asked on the phone about dogs and she said she had one, the woman on the phone said long as the dog is restrained. Which the dog was.
     
    So he should not have made any remarks about the dog and showed some respect, after all he is in someones home.
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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from Suffererof1crankymofo in Hydro warning   
    He said "do you want to keep your dog" twice. If he was meaning something else or not, who knows, my mother is not a mind reader, but that was his exact words.
     
    The small dog about the size of a cat was on a lead, harness and in her arms so wasn't going anywhere near him or the meter.
     
    She was asked on the phone about dogs and she said she had one, the woman on the phone said long as the dog is restrained. Which the dog was.
     
    So he should not have made any remarks about the dog and showed some respect, after all he is in someones home.
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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from George. in Lerwick town centre   
    HMP should have been left alone where they were.
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    Lerwick antiques reacted to Colin in Hay’s Dock Cafe Restaurant closes   
    To many eateries chasing to few eaters ?  Classic over-provision perhaps ?
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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from BigMouth in Lerwick town centre   
    I think on the whole da street has improved a lot this year with a few new places opening up. The chocolate shop is moving into where the chemist was at the cross and there is supposed to be a barber opening up in the place where the chocolate shop was. Some shops have also had a revamp, so things seem to be looking up. Hopefully it will attract more folk to da street on a more regular basis. Us shop keepers are trying and will welcome you.
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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from Suffererof1crankymofo in Supermarkets in Shetland - prices, ethics and experiences   
    I think the co-op layout is far better. But they have installed that self service checkouts which seems to cause problems. I was along the Co-op last week and there was a lass trying to use one of the self service checkouts and needed assistance, but she had to wait at least 5 minutes before a member of staff came to help, wouldn't care, but there was two members of staff standing beside the checkouts but they were to busy speaking to help. They would really need to have someone employed just to stand at them ready to help customers who dares to use them. Also hear that they are planning to replace the flooring in the Co-op, I don't know, but think I would have replaced the flooring before giving it a new layout.
     
    Having said that, the co-op is one of my favorite shops as I usually get what I want and know a few of the staff.
     
    Tescos seems to be lost their way in the last year or so, I can go to tescos and come out with a couple of items and usually it is just the case of buying something so it's not a wasted trip. I thought it was good them doing works to the car park but that is before I realized they have installed very harsh speed bumps, the ones on the esplanade etc are a joy to go over compared to these ones Tescos have installed. I creep over the ones in Tescos but still gives my van a terrible rattle, swear it will do damage to the suspension or something. I personally think this is a bad move for Tescos.
     
    Also note that Bolts has had a revamp and Alex Morrisons has changed a bit in the last few weeks.
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    Lerwick antiques reacted to Suffererof1crankymofo in Smoking is carcinogenic and it kills   
    LOL, so you reckon smokers do not have all the information available about smoking?  You're right - we don't ... in that tobacco on its own isn't what we smoke but all the ingredients added to ensure the tar is reduced in order to meet EU Regulations in manufactured cigarettes, highly taxed by our caring governments.  Manufacturers bulk out the ciggies; smokers notice the difference with those bought outside of EU countries.  But the OP is very specific about asking why people continue to smoke tobacco.

    By applying the logic that people are either "Addicted, ill informed or irrational", then by that same logic, one can assume that you are insinuating that people want a long life, despite the fact that each day we live we're getting more decrepid, with the risk of such 'delights' as dementia.  Would it not be logical to die before getting dementia?  Each day many people get up, work hard, struggle to earn a decent crust, only to do the same thing the next day.  It's not other people's business to interfere with other people's life choices.  If I'm ill informed about smoking, then that is the fault with the information that is available to the general public.
     
    Many smokers don't succeed in jacking in smoking for the simple reason they never wanted to quit in the first place but were vilified and pressured into doing so.  Granted, there are those who have partners who smoke or socialise with other smokers, or simply couldn't manage to quit within the time period set by the NHS and weren't permitted to re-join a smoking cessation scheme for at least another 6 months.  Incidentally, the idea re vaping - only the other week some medical professional announced that people still get throat cancer and other cancers caused by vaping.

    To me, it's wrong to lump all smokers into the categories outlined above because there are those who have quit (like, when being skint for weeks at a time, so long that they are no longer physically addicted) but return to smoking because they like smoking.  Some people started smoking tobacco instead of smoking crack cocaine, is that irrational swapping one 'evil' for another?  Or the person who stopped drinking whisky but instead drank more lager?  Both one could argue are harmful (in excess).  Or the person who only smokes the very occasional cigar at Christmas or smokes 5 cigarettes in a week; such people do exist.  But by the logic demonstrated within this thread, all smoking is bad.  Well, cannabis isn't legal yet in the UK ...

    There's another article in the press today about nature prescriptions, and how getting out in the fresh air into the open countryside is good for one's health.  Perhaps that's because by doing so, a person is getting away from other interfering people who seem to think they have the right to dictate what others do with their lives.  If you pardon the pun, such interfering do-gooders need to get a life and butt out!
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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from Nigel Bridgman-Elliot in Recycle! Positive Comments Welcome   
    I would like to see how they are going to fine you. As far as I am aware, it is not a law, so what grounds can they fine you on? How are they going to get proof if there is nothing with your name, address or details on it? Are they going to rig up CCTV at every wheelie bin?
     
    Say for example, I put the wheelie bins out, then two folk walking past just finished two bottles of juice, then they dumped it in the wrong bin, now that isn't my problem.
     
    So if the SIC are going to start issuing folk with fines then they would need a lot of proof for the court.
     
    Also, what about pensioners who are a bit absent minded who are living on their own with no home help? are the SIC planning on fining them over something they don't understand?
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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from as in Recycle! Positive Comments Welcome   
    I would like to see how they are going to fine you. As far as I am aware, it is not a law, so what grounds can they fine you on? How are they going to get proof if there is nothing with your name, address or details on it? Are they going to rig up CCTV at every wheelie bin?
     
    Say for example, I put the wheelie bins out, then two folk walking past just finished two bottles of juice, then they dumped it in the wrong bin, now that isn't my problem.
     
    So if the SIC are going to start issuing folk with fines then they would need a lot of proof for the court.
     
    Also, what about pensioners who are a bit absent minded who are living on their own with no home help? are the SIC planning on fining them over something they don't understand?
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    Lerwick antiques reacted to Ghostrider in Recycle! Positive Comments Welcome   
    Any coloured bags must have been a toon/urban thing for the 'recycling' they tried, and suddenly ditched as a result of cutbacks a few years back. They were never rolled out to everywhere......Can't mind hearing why......
     
    Before 1970, only toon/urban rubbish was collected, I think island wide rubbish collections only came in with the SIC late '73, early '74 time - They bought a new essy kert for it, a Dodge chassis I think it was, NPS 316M, before that they just came outside of the town for school's rubbish etc, with a old 'E' reg heap painted in the ZCC purple and something else colours. The rest of us just had to dispose of rubbish as best we could before then, ower da banks, in old disused quarries, buried etc - There wasn't that much of it back then, a few tins that soon rusted away, a few glass jars, bottles mostly were returnable for money...Anything burnable went in the fire or a bonfire. The only fully plastic rubbish most households had back then was things like washing up soap and bleach etc bottles.
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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from The Cleaner in recycling (kerbside waste collection)   
    I think most houses will just be putting all waste in the black bag regardless of what it's made out of.
     
    The best recycling was the local auction which the council refused to help in recent years.
     
    There are some pile of stuff going in skips and to the dump now, including valuable museum pieces, perfectly good furniture, working white goods etc due to no local auction.
     
    Now, that is waste.
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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from The Cleaner in Recycle! Positive Comments Welcome   
    Why should we pay for clips, elastic cord, cement, building sheds etc, etc for these wheelie bins? Does the council not have to provide all this for this wheelie bins? is that not part of what we pay council tax for?
     
    All this new rules about what goes in what bin is very confusing and they also expect you to wash containers. Might be all very well for most healthy folk, but there are a lot of disabled folk and pensioners who are living alone who are simply not that able to drag these bins around and understand what goes in what bin. This will cause a great deal of worry and stress on folk that isn't able or doesn't understand it, which will lead to further health problems. Remember not every disabled person or pensioner has the home help or care they need.
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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from Wheelsup in Recycle! Positive Comments Welcome   
    Why should we pay for clips, elastic cord, cement, building sheds etc, etc for these wheelie bins? Does the council not have to provide all this for this wheelie bins? is that not part of what we pay council tax for?
     
    All this new rules about what goes in what bin is very confusing and they also expect you to wash containers. Might be all very well for most healthy folk, but there are a lot of disabled folk and pensioners who are living alone who are simply not that able to drag these bins around and understand what goes in what bin. This will cause a great deal of worry and stress on folk that isn't able or doesn't understand it, which will lead to further health problems. Remember not every disabled person or pensioner has the home help or care they need.
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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from Ghostrider in Recycle! Positive Comments Welcome   
    Why should we pay for clips, elastic cord, cement, building sheds etc, etc for these wheelie bins? Does the council not have to provide all this for this wheelie bins? is that not part of what we pay council tax for?
     
    All this new rules about what goes in what bin is very confusing and they also expect you to wash containers. Might be all very well for most healthy folk, but there are a lot of disabled folk and pensioners who are living alone who are simply not that able to drag these bins around and understand what goes in what bin. This will cause a great deal of worry and stress on folk that isn't able or doesn't understand it, which will lead to further health problems. Remember not every disabled person or pensioner has the home help or care they need.
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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from Suffererof1crankymofo in Recycle! Positive Comments Welcome   
    Why should we pay for clips, elastic cord, cement, building sheds etc, etc for these wheelie bins? Does the council not have to provide all this for this wheelie bins? is that not part of what we pay council tax for?
     
    All this new rules about what goes in what bin is very confusing and they also expect you to wash containers. Might be all very well for most healthy folk, but there are a lot of disabled folk and pensioners who are living alone who are simply not that able to drag these bins around and understand what goes in what bin. This will cause a great deal of worry and stress on folk that isn't able or doesn't understand it, which will lead to further health problems. Remember not every disabled person or pensioner has the home help or care they need.
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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from thebfg in Recycle! Positive Comments Welcome   
    Why should we pay for clips, elastic cord, cement, building sheds etc, etc for these wheelie bins? Does the council not have to provide all this for this wheelie bins? is that not part of what we pay council tax for?
     
    All this new rules about what goes in what bin is very confusing and they also expect you to wash containers. Might be all very well for most healthy folk, but there are a lot of disabled folk and pensioners who are living alone who are simply not that able to drag these bins around and understand what goes in what bin. This will cause a great deal of worry and stress on folk that isn't able or doesn't understand it, which will lead to further health problems. Remember not every disabled person or pensioner has the home help or care they need.
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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from George. in Recycle! Positive Comments Welcome   
    Why should we pay for clips, elastic cord, cement, building sheds etc, etc for these wheelie bins? Does the council not have to provide all this for this wheelie bins? is that not part of what we pay council tax for?
     
    All this new rules about what goes in what bin is very confusing and they also expect you to wash containers. Might be all very well for most healthy folk, but there are a lot of disabled folk and pensioners who are living alone who are simply not that able to drag these bins around and understand what goes in what bin. This will cause a great deal of worry and stress on folk that isn't able or doesn't understand it, which will lead to further health problems. Remember not every disabled person or pensioner has the home help or care they need.
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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from Nigel Bridgman-Elliot in recycling (kerbside waste collection)   
    I think most houses will just be putting all waste in the black bag regardless of what it's made out of.
     
    The best recycling was the local auction which the council refused to help in recent years.
     
    There are some pile of stuff going in skips and to the dump now, including valuable museum pieces, perfectly good furniture, working white goods etc due to no local auction.
     
    Now, that is waste.
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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from Ghostrider in recycling (kerbside waste collection)   
    I think most houses will just be putting all waste in the black bag regardless of what it's made out of.
     
    The best recycling was the local auction which the council refused to help in recent years.
     
    There are some pile of stuff going in skips and to the dump now, including valuable museum pieces, perfectly good furniture, working white goods etc due to no local auction.
     
    Now, that is waste.
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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from suuusssiiieee in Lerwick town centre   
    Some parts of the street is really a sad sight, but I am hoping it will be improved at some point this year. Once that place gets opened in the old Hydro place then it will look a little better. Da Noost looks terrible but hopefully the new owners will be getting under way with that at some point this year.
     
    As I have said before, the worse is empty boarded up shops, if someone will get something in them regardless of what the shop might be then it will be a lot better.
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    Lerwick antiques reacted to suuusssiiieee in Lerwick town centre   
    This sums up what we locals can see everyday, to a visitor it must be twice as disappointing. 
     
    Da Street is as run down looking as i can ever remember, and quiet - this afternoon was grim, hardly a soul.
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    Lerwick antiques got a reaction from suuusssiiieee in Lerwick town centre   
    There was a wife in my shop on Saturday that had come up here for a holiday. She said it has been 4 years since she was last in Shetland. She asked what has happened to da street, said she was shocked and saddened by all the empty shops and the general state of the place.
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    Lerwick antiques reacted to suuusssiiieee in Lerwick town centre   
    Living Lerwick should be closely following this thread to give themselves a wake up as to why the street is on it's knees - but alas i guess they haven't the time to follow it given the meetings they attend and various businesses they are fleecing for cash.
     
    Lots of sound ideas on here that doesn't have to cost a business a grand or more to be a part of surely.
     
    As iv'e said before Living Lerwick should be wound up, it's not fit for purpose.
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    Lerwick antiques reacted to wotsit in Lerwick town centre   
    Perhaps a start would be to remove speed bumps and get rid of the bodged tarmac areas on the street, replace with some similar stone that actually matches in, start with improving where people actually walk and move on from there. Stop with all the unnecessary ornaments, some nice areas for flowers in the summer to hang along the street, it all helps with the feel and adds colour looks far more welcoming.
    The owners of the shops need to paint and renovate the shops fronts and do it properly, and keep on top of it, so it does not become a major job on a regular bases.
     
    Get rid of Living Lerwick and it’s unecessary charges and the shops need to promote themselves more some of the shops look closed even when they are open.
     
    Stop dog walking down the street, due to the mess left, I understand it is not all dog owners, but time has come to take drastic action.
     
    Stop the vechicles during shop opening hours and possibly delivery vechicles to arrive before 9am.
    The street looks more like a car park free for all and pedestrians spend more time dodging cars than looking in the windows, certainly could not take a gentle stroll.
     
     
     
    I’m sure others can think of some other suggestions, but above would be good place to start or be getting on with.
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