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by seahermit
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Locals have your say
Topic: Closing Down
Replies: 16
Views: 3410

Re: Closing Down

The decision to close the Harold Place toilets was one of those mad ones that the Council makes from time to time. Every normal town has public toilets, these toilets were in constant use and the cost of maintenance can hardly have been enormous. Money instead has been wasted elsewhere: on erecting ...
by seahermit
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Life in the Universe?
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: Life in the Universe?

Yes, I agree about all that. The difficulties of even getting to another planet suitable for colonising, then importing all the equipment needed to carry out mining and engineering works to enable human beings to exploit the natural resources and create a habitable infrastructure, would involve such...
by seahermit
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Life in the Universe?
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: Life in the Universe?

This is all fascinating and informative, clearly "your" field. I'm even going to print it out for a friend of mine to read, hope that's ok?! Very nicely and concisely explained. I am sceptical of humans migrating in large numbers to another planet, think it's a pipe dream. We are running o...
by seahermit
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Life in the Universe?
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: Life in the Universe?

This topic is endlessly fascinating. Logic would in theory suggest that, amongst the many planets which must exist in orbit around the countless suns/stars, some atleast must have reached ideal conditions for life to form - or atleast adequate conditions for some sort of life forms. No evidence disc...
by seahermit
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Locals have your say
Topic: NHS/GP/Chemist in crisis
Replies: 15
Views: 3103

Re: NHS/GP/Chemist in crisis

The case of the bus driver with a drink problem raises difficult moral questions. Patient confidentiality was of course breached, but the GP no doubt felt that the safety of bus passengers had to take priority. I feel that it would have been reasonable to give the driver a warning and a chance to de...
by seahermit
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Locals have your say
Topic: NHS/GP/Chemist in crisis
Replies: 15
Views: 3103

Re: NHS/GP/Chemist in crisis

It seems to all be a bit chaotic at present. The surgeries operate largely on catchment areas, e.g. Carisbrooke Surgery for west of London Road, Warrior Square surgery for patients on the eastern side. But because of the pressure, the local body for overseeing patient care is sending new patients wh...
by seahermit
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Locals have your say
Topic: NHS/GP/Chemist in crisis
Replies: 15
Views: 3103

Re: NHS/GP/Chemist in crisis

Good for you. Hope it turns out well. Things only change when people "shout" and complain. In our heavily bureaucratised society these days, there is little sense of responsibility, blame is passed on to somebody else. It is very difficult for people to voice concerns in a truly democratic...
by seahermit
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Locals have your say
Topic: NHS/GP/Chemist in crisis
Replies: 15
Views: 3103

Re: NHS/GP/Chemist in crisis

That length of delay is quite unacceptable. You should consider changing the arrangements - different chemist, different surgery? Making a fuss, not necessarily rudely, does help! I was taking a course of tablets once - which a new Asian doctor stopped dead prescribing. No replacement. I got double ...
by seahermit
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Locals have your say
Topic: Closing Down
Replies: 16
Views: 3410

Re: Closing Down

I mourn the passing of several quality specialist shops in Hastings. The cookware/DIY shop in Queens Road was excellent, the only equivalent is a newer one in Robertson Street - the kitchenware is pretty but not top-of-the range nor so practical. In my experience people wirh pretty kitchens are ofte...
by seahermit
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Hastings Pier
Replies: 13
Views: 1913

Re: Hastings Pier

What mad people awarded a prize for Hastings Pier? From the modern architectural community surely. An expanse of bare boards with a strangely shaped scout hut in the middle doesn't constitute a fine piece of architecture. Nor a complete absence of a large and comfortable space for shows, concerts, t...

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