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  • carol, welwyn garden city
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    Originally posted by Cooke, Ashby View Post

    Tip has been closed ages. We have two sofas in the garage that we have paid for collection. No answer on the phone number. Bins used to be emptied green one week with recycling them household the next week. Now a month between each and cardboard not collected at all. They are short on manpower. The post is hopeless.
    Our local tip isn't open either, not sure why, the bins are fine, and we get post every other day, We have a lot of trees and woodland around here, and the fly tippers have been busy .....................................Carol

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  • BinleyBilly, Binley, Coventry
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    Originally posted by Malcolm, Essex View Post
    Hi Carol, I do find it VERY worrying that after 3.5 month of lockdown many people seem to have "lost the plot" completely - present company accepted.

    However the "I'm aright attitude" is not new, it dates back to 1979 -1990 in my opinion. I'm not going to talk politics now, but I personally trace it all back to one particular Prime Minister.

    Other may disagree?
    Entirely agree. Me, me, me + greed. Downhill ever since.

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  • andyn, Bucks
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    For most stuff home deliveries are good, especially heavy or bulk items, like our bags of rice But don't think you can beat being in the shop to pick the freshest, best cuts and any deals. I think the ideal is a mix of both. However, accepted, for some there is not that choice.
    For me, home delivery cuts down the number of times I need to go shopping, and when I am forced to, it does not take as long, so more time for a coffee or beer to recuperate.

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by Blondie, Oxford View Post

    JC, I have to agree with Annie regarding the benefits of home delivery. I live on my own and because of health problems I was shielding during lockdown. I have had all my food deliveries from a local branch of Morrisons. Sixteen weekly deliveries so far, for a six monthly subscription charge of £20 which is valid until the end of September. Personally, for me, it’s been a lifesaver, as there is no way I could have shopped for myself, as I’m six miles from a supermarket.

    I have nothing but praise for the service offered by Morrisons, excellent friendly and helpful drivers, fresh produce of good quality and everything delivered as ordered on line.
    Hi Jan

    Pleased home delivery works for you.

    TBH I hope the recreational shoppers like JC keep visiting the supermarket, it leaves plenty of time slots for me.

    Each to their own

    Annie

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  • Blondie, Oxford
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    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
    Hi Annie
    How do you know how many hands have handled the food in your boxes before delivery.?
    How many rats have peed on them whilst they have been sat in the yard waiting to be loaded onto a van.?

    Thats why i would rather shop for myself.

    I still don't know what i'm missing by not having home delivery.

    Just saying!!
    JC
    JC, I have to agree with Annie regarding the benefits of home delivery. I live on my own and because of health problems I was shielding during lockdown. I have had all my food deliveries from a local branch of Morrisons. Sixteen weekly deliveries so far, for a six monthly subscription charge of £20 which is valid until the end of September. Personally, for me, it’s been a lifesaver, as there is no way I could have shopped for myself, as I’m six miles from a supermarket.

    I have nothing but praise for the service offered by Morrisons, excellent friendly and helpful drivers, fresh produce of good quality and everything delivered as ordered on line.

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  • cruiser, Larne
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    Originally posted by andyn, Bucks View Post

    Happened to my OH, they stretched over her to get something off the same shelf. The OH just stepped back and waited. The person with the mask after getting their item, said to my OH 'what's the problem, I am wearing a mask'. Some just don't get it............and it was under her nose

    If masks become mandatory I am afraid that there are a lot of stupid prople who will believe they can do whatever they want.

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  • Topdeck, London
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    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

    Hi Carol

    One of my sisters and I were only reflecting on this yesterday.

    We watched several adults trying to cram their rubbish into overflowing bins, create an overspill and walk away from it.

    We held onto our rubbish and disposed of it at home. It is not hard.

    Annie
    When did you and your sister venture out from garden tea parties and once a month visits to the farmacy and Iceland?

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  • Blondie, Oxford
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    Originally posted by Cooke, Ashby View Post

    Tip has been closed ages. We have two sofas in the garage that we have paid for collection. No answer on the phone number. Bins used to be emptied green one week with recycling them household the next week. Now a month between each and cardboard not collected at all. They are short on manpower. The post is hopeless.
    Judith, I think the Council Refuse and Recycling centre in Lount is now open. Visits are by booked appointment only.

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  • andyn, Bucks
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    Originally posted by Delboy, Essex View Post

    My overall impression was for many, things were getting back to normal. I did think a few people who were wearing masks thought they were holier than those not wearing one, also the wearing of one gave those the right to stretch over you to get items off the shelf.
    Happened to my OH, they stretched over her to get something off the same shelf. The OH just stepped back and waited. The person with the mask after getting their item, said to my OH 'what's the problem, I am wearing a mask'. Some just don't get it............and it was under her nose

    If masks become mandatory I am afraid that there are a lot of stupid prople who will believe they can do whatever they want.

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  • Delboy, Essex
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    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

    Hi JC

    Nice Try

    Have you tried the home delivery option?? What is that expression? Don't knock what you haven't tried

    After reading about your exploits with the masked shopper and Bllondie's description of discarded PPE, I don't think I'll be rushing back.

    I may return to Waitrose one day.

    As we say each to their own.

    Annie
    The goods for home delivery are taken from the same shelf’s as those who visit the store to shop take theirs from.

    So the previous handling of goods on the shelf’s will be the same whether for home delivery or in store shopping.



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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
    Hi Annie
    How do you know how many hands have handled the food in your boxes before delivery.?
    How many rats have peed on them whilst they have been sat in the yard waiting to be loaded onto a van.?

    Thats why i would rather shop for myself.

    I still don't know what i'm missing by not having home delivery.

    Just saying!!
    JC
    Hi JC

    Nice Try

    Have you tried the home delivery option?? What is that expression? Don't knock what you haven't tried

    After reading about your exploits with the masked shopper and Bllondie's description of discarded PPE, I don't think I'll be rushing back.

    I may return to Waitrose one day.

    As we say each to their own.

    Annie

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  • jc, liverpool
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    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

    That behaviour is so unhygienic.

    No wonder I shop on-line - it is safer.

    Annie
    Hi Annie
    How do you know how many hands have handled the food in your boxes before delivery.?
    How many rats have peed on them whilst they have been sat in the yard waiting to be loaded onto a van.?

    Thats why i would rather shop for myself.

    I still don't know what i'm missing by not having home delivery.

    Just saying!!
    JC

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  • Cooke, Ashby
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    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
    Hi Judith
    I would ask..why?
    Our tip is open (with huge queues) bins are emptied as usual (black,blue and green every 2 weeks)...and we get a post every day.

    JC
    Tip has been closed ages. We have two sofas in the garage that we have paid for collection. No answer on the phone number. Bins used to be emptied green one week with recycling them household the next week. Now a month between each and cardboard not collected at all. They are short on manpower. The post is hopeless.

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  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by Haworth, Wokingham View Post
    I understand what you are saying Carol, lock down seemed to make us all that bit kinder, but the new reality beckons.

    The shops local to us are quiet as are the roads still but getting busier.

    All the local services have been maintained 100%, perhaps its down to a well run council?

    My pet hate in the shops people who handle multiple examples of the same items and put them back on the shelf until they find the perfect one that they want
    I agree.
    We are slowly getting back to a sort of normality here. All services are running well; our village and the surrounding ones are fine with restaurants, coffee shops and bistros filled to their present working capacity. Shops are open and the politeness shown through the lockdown is still very noticeable.

    One local care home has, apparently according to local chat, had a number of deaths but the others are still fine. The church doors were open today for quiet prayer and the nail parlours were open although I didn't see any clients.
    No need for lockdown here. We're getting on with life.

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  • Haworth, Wokingham
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    I understand what you are saying Carol, lock down seemed to make us all that bit kinder, but the new reality beckons.

    The shops local to us are quiet as are the roads still but getting busier.

    All the local services have been maintained 100%, perhaps its down to a well run council?

    My pet hate in the shops people who handle multiple examples of the same items and put them back on the shelf until they find the perfect one that they want

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