On 3 Feb 2017 at 2:18pm Valence Road resident wrote:
A man has just turned up in a van with HIGHWAYQS.co.uk on it and taken a small, circular core of tarmac up out of the pavement. Five minutes later, he knocked the tarmac back in and drove off. This is the second time he's done this. Any idea what he's doing?
On 3 Feb 2017 at 2:40pm Hot Lips wrote:
Bollards...hoping to get some up Barn Road as well...oooh eerr missus
On 3 Feb 2017 at 3:05pm Valence Road resident wrote:
No, it's not for bollards.
On 3 Feb 2017 at 4:29pm SHS wrote:
Remove the tarmac core and see if he buried some treasure, or a clue to where to find it.
On 3 Feb 2017 at 6:02pm Economist wrote:
"If the Treasury were to fill old bottles with banknotes, bury them at suitable depths in disused coalmines which are then filled up to the surface with town rubbish, and leave it to private enterprise on well-tried principles of laissez-faire to dig the notes up again (the right to do so being obtained, of course, by tendering for leases of the note-bearing territory), there need be no more unemployment and, with the help of the repercussions, the real income of the community, and its capital wealth also, would probably become a good deal greater than it actually is. It would, indeed, be more sensible to build houses and the like; but if there are political and practical difficulties in the way of this, the above would be better than nothing."
Book 3, Chapter 10, Section 6 pg.129 "The General Theory.."
On 3 Feb 2017 at 6:47pm Bernard Cribbins wrote:
There I was.......................
On 3 Feb 2017 at 6:53pm Valence Road resident wrote:
Oh God, I wish I'd never asked.
On 3 Feb 2017 at 7:02pm Casey wrote:
There are new signs to put up on the road regarding parking restrictions.
On 3 Feb 2017 at 7:11pm Jones wrote:
Thanks Casey, sounds about right - the plug of drilled tarmac can be broken and removed, post put in and grouted, maybe even with the sign attached at the same time.
On 3 Feb 2017 at 7:31pm Dave Johnson wrote:
Was it done on recent reinstatement after utility works? If so, they take cores to make sure the utility companies are reinstating properly.
On 3 Feb 2017 at 9:33pm Valence Road resident wrote:
It's not a road sign - it's in the middle of the pavement. Utility work was done last spring, but why would they visit twice? It's a mystery. Maybe it's one of Putin's listening devices.
On 4 Feb 2017 at 9:16pm Dirty Digger wrote:
I was there when the bloke was doing his drilling. I asked him what he was up to and exactly as Dave Johnson describes, he was checking to see if the utility company that dug out a huge hole to fit a box outside the house on the corner before Christmas had reinstated the hole to the agreed specifications, (depth of hardcore, tarmac etc). They had to wait a while to give the excavations and pavement time to re-settle after the works and that's why they were there on Friday. Nothing sinister or suspicious to worry about.