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Old October 20th, 2007, 11:26 PM   #41
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I agree how can they make a "world class square" as many refer to it if the area is full of buses!
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Old October 20th, 2007, 11:30 PM   #42
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The council's being very hush, hush about Belgrave Gate and how it will be used , i.e fully pedestrianised or partial pedestrianisation. Maybe they intend to secretly flatten the whole street!
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Old October 20th, 2007, 11:31 PM   #43
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The council's being very hush, hush about Belgrave Gate and how it will be used , i.e fully pedestrianised or partial pedestrianisation. Maybe they intend to secretly flatten the whole street!
We can always hope!
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Old October 21st, 2007, 02:23 AM   #44
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The council's being very hush, hush about Belgrave Gate and how it will be used , i.e fully pedestrianised or partial pedestrianisation. Maybe they intend to secretly flatten the whole street!
It's not hush hush. The buses will not go down Belgrave Gate or Church Gate once the new link road is opened and Belgrave Gate will be subject to further improvement under the streets and places scheme.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 06:00 PM   #45
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It's not hush hush. The buses will not go down Belgrave Gate or Church Gate once the new link road is opened and Belgrave Gate will be subject to further improvement under the streets and places scheme.
I obviously missed something then .
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Old October 21st, 2007, 06:49 PM   #46
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They've just started putting the paving blocks down at the top end of Halford Street where it joins Charles Street - the bit that goes down to the PAC. They've cut out a swirl in the paving and it's filled with small setts - maks it more interesting than the standard paving.

It takes them so long to prepare these areas - no sign of paving outside the PAC just continued prep work. Heavens knows how long it will take to complete High Street.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 06:52 PM   #47
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Yes that site has been cordoned off for ages and there's been alot of work going on there for the past few months it seems.
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 11:06 AM   #48
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I think the fact that the high street and clock tower have been set out for a private company Balfour Beatty i think should mean that it is done on time and under budget compared to gallowtree gate which was late and over budget. How come is it that in this country as soon as we get decent street areas that we seem to cover them in litter and chewing gum. Going round european capitals and cities you dont seem to get this disregard for the environment we live and work in. Jst a little rant
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 03:34 PM   #49
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There's a 'we don't care about our surroundings' attitude in this country. We always blame the council for not cleaning streets on time, but people need to help too by picking up litter and disposing of chewing gum, etc responsibly.
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 06:36 PM   #50
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There's a 'we don't care about our surroundings' attitude in this country. We always blame the council for not cleaning streets on time, but people need to help too by picking up litter and disposing of chewing gum, etc responsibly.
It's just one symptom of the "me me me" selfish attitude that seems so common in this country.
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 10:45 PM   #51
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When I was walking up Braunstone Gate a while back as I was passing a parked car, the door opened, a bottle dropped out, then the door closed and the car drove off RIGHT NEXT TO A ******* BIN
Says it all really


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Old October 22nd, 2007, 10:48 PM   #52
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Oh don't get me started on that sort of behaviour!!! What really gets up my goat is the the way they do it- in a sort of 'no one's going to notice me' way.
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 01:28 AM   #53
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That example was just a blatant "I don't give a ****" attitude on their part

also there's been rather a lot of litter against the kerbs in my street recently (several times recently I've grabbed a few handfuls of it when I park up and put it in the bin, makes all the difference)


Leicester was once renowned for its cleanliness, wonder if we will ever return to that status ...?


BTW if I were less concerned about legal and other consequences I would have opened the car door and chucked the bottle back in


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Old October 23rd, 2007, 08:53 PM   #54
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 11:17 PM   #55
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 11:24 PM   #56
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That car park has to go or be drastically changed.
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Old October 24th, 2007, 05:25 AM   #57
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Are all the streets being laid with the same materials, and style? As i recently went down Market Street (I think, the one with Fenwicks on), and that looks really impresive, and is a vast improvement on the previous set out.
Just going back to this from page 2.. Market Street is perhaps the best in the city now. It's so different to what it was, and sitting outside sipping a pint and having a bite to eat is brilliant, especially when the sun's out. The revamp has done wonders, add to that the face-lifts of some stores and bars and you've got a fantastic area of Leicester.

I particularly recommend 'The Slug and Lettuce' for a drink and something to eat by the way. It used to be the Hogs Head.. not that you'd know it now. Very trendy bar with great food, and some very nice photo's of Leicester monuments on the walls! If the rest of the city's streets are half as good.. i'll be pleased

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That car park has to go or be drastically changed.
The carpark.. yeah, I agree, what a bloody eye-sore. However, I cannot see it going! The Rutland Centre (building next door) is a very busy office space and the carpark serves it well. It also gives parking space to shoppers and so is very much needed and therefore might be hard to persuade users and the company itself it needs to go.. especially when they charge an outrageous £12 for 9hours parking!

The carpark can however be modified and made more attractive, same with Rutland Centre.. that's the best way forward.
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Old October 24th, 2007, 12:13 PM   #58
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Market Street is the template for the rest of the city centre. Get the whole place looking like that and we will have achieved something...

The car park next to the PAC is awful. Such a shame we lost the curved Victorian arcade that used to be there. It should be refurbished.

The whole of the Cultural Quarter area is starting to look a lot better though. Walked around a few times and I've been impressed by the scale of new developments...
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Old October 27th, 2007, 11:54 AM   #59
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keep ur eye on churchgate and belgrave gate in the near future thats all im saying
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Old October 27th, 2007, 11:55 AM   #60
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i dont know if anythings really going to happen there, just thought id raise ur hopes a bit
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