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GrumpyBlue

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Just tried to go to the tip - Canvey queuing for an hour and a half, darted up to Pitsea and that was two and a half. Turned round and came home as we wanted to be home to pay our respects to Alf. Will try again later.
Went to my local tip near Falmouth - no problem only two cars in front of me :Clap:
 

annie1954

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Went to my local tip near Falmouth - no problem only two cars in front of me :Clap:
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Hi there grumpy blue I’m a season ticket holder for many years just saw your post the wife & I should now be down in Falmouth for a weeks holiday but had to cancel . So better luck next year . Blue army
 

OldBlueLady

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Went back to Canvey tip after Alf's funeral procession, but went via McDonalds and had a coffee in the car while waiting for just over an hour. Well organised but the left hand queue is definitely longer!
 
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Went back to Canvey tip after Alf's funeral procession, but went via McDonalds and had a coffee in the car while waiting for just over an hour. Well organised but the left hand queue is definitely longer!
Drove past Rayleigh Tip 11.40am today, long queue to get in there.
 

Special Blue

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I don't even understand how Rayleigh has a tip where it is right in the middle of residential areas! It's always a nightmare if you try to drive past at the weekends normally!
Glad it has with the increase in fly tipping! My wife took my small van to canvey with household waste and got told She was on camera and could get a 10 grand fine!
She doesn't look like a builder to be fair.
 

OldBlueLady

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Glad it has with the increase in fly tipping! My wife took my small van to canvey with household waste and got told She was on camera and could get a 10 grand fine!
She doesn't look like a builder to be fair.
They've been quite clear on no trade though and the types of vehicles they'll let in.
 

Rootshallbloke

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Forgot to drop in to Toolstation on the way home from the tip, so instead of taking the car out again we took a bus from Kent Elms to Progress Road. The effect of social spacing is quite severe and you could only sit in a window seat with nobody beside you and the two seats behind or in front not available. This meant that on a single decker bus the maximum passenger load was 10 seated with no standing allowed, and we had to wear masks. Profit may be hard to come by with those restrictions.
 

Chrisb

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I don't even understand how Rayleigh has a tip where it is right in the middle of residential areas! It's always a nightmare if you try to drive past at the weekends normally!
It's been there for as long as I can remember but years ago there weren't queues - so many more people and more stuff thrown away nowadays I guess.
 

Cockle43

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When I last visited my Mum - I found that Leigh was open when Stock Road was closed and vice versa
Quite correct.

Stock Road is closed on a Thursday and Leigh closes on a Wednesday.
The reason is that it gives the facility of a HWRC being available somewhere in the Borough seven days a week and both open fully over the weekends which is the busiest period.
 

Ricey

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Not particularly good news (though hardly unexpected, sadly) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53239256
EasyJet were unhappy about Ryanair coming in at Southend. It was their little airport when it first started to develop and then Ryanair came in and they’ve been miffed about it ever since. It wouldn’t surprise me them closing the base but it won’t mean that the flights will stop.
 

Tinks

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Yeah just heard about Easy jet although it was there hubs and not the flights.
 
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