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  1. The Receiver doesn't own the property. They manage the assets of the person in receivership. Ownership is irrelevant. The Council can serve notice whether or not the owner is known. Whatever money they spend they can get back by placing a charge against the property, so cost to the Council Tax payer doesn't come into it. It's just a matter of whether they want, or need, to act or not.
  2. I'd just remove it and allow the trees either side to grow into the gap.
  3. Rock and ice climbers have been using twin ropes for years. Not because the HSE said so, but because it's safer, and it's just become natural. Have a look at the half rope systems climbers use, that may be a good way forward. Afterall, just about all the kit you use comes from the climbing world.
  4. Saw The Kinks at The Apollo Manchester. The ticket cost me 50p.
  5. You may find something here Trees and Transportation WWW.NATUREWITHIN.INFO Studies on the value of having quality landscapes, including...
  6. Snake oil. The sellers can't even make up their mind in their own blurb if it works or not: May prevent deer-car collisions This is the only deer whistle that we are aware of that has been proved Save-A-Deer Whistles were found to be 92% effective at freezing (stop moving) the deer... ...right in front of your car. You'll never miss a deer again.
  7. Knifes are like horses, it really depends what you want from it. A Leatherman is a good choice multi-tool and really good on the ground. The Spatha is a great knife for climbers, and not just climbers of trees. I put mine to good use, along with how to make a prussik loop, after carelessly dropping my belay device which I was using as a decsender on my way off Carstenz Pyramid. If it's a general piece of kit, eg Leatherman or Petzel, then maybe get a gift voucher from a climbing/outdoors shop so he can choose what he wants
  8. Get rid of the coffee machine or, have your visitors bring their own cups.
  9. '...not a lot of money.' is a relative phrase. You get what you pay for. As probably the least tech savvy person on here I'd say Samsung. But I guess that's because I've got one and it does what I want, and is so simple even I can use it. I can get my emails, open plans, find my location and measure stuff up etc. A lot will depend on the apps you have. And the first thing to do is find out what your clients use so you can integrate with them. A decent email client, a pdf reader, Google Earth, Maverick, and OS mapping are all useful as well.
  10. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.cheltenham.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/7605/cd_f12_bs3998_2010.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjsmMSCmPzlAhXLURUIHWE5BwwQFjAFegQIBhAB&usg=AOvVaw304fRyEvBmR-R1262VcOqw I'll invoice tomorrow.
  11. The duty to replace arises only if the tree is removed because it is dead, imminently dangerous, or removed in contravention of the legislation. It is for the applicant to give notice, either in the normal way i.e. six weeks prior notice, or if the tree is dead five days prior notice, or if the tree is imminently dangerous notice as soon as possible after the work becomes necessary. If the usual six week notice was served then there can be no duty to replace. There is no duty to state your reasons for the proposed work when serving an S211. But if the tree was imminently dangerous the notice would have been served in the appropriate manner, wouldn't it. Diseased/dangerous is not the same as imminently dangerous. There is no consultation period during the six weeks. The TO could allow the works on day one if they wanted, especially if they considered the tree dangerous. However, even if the TO considers the tree imminently dangerous, and that is a matter of opinion, the notice wasn't served under the exceptions so the duty to replace cannot apply. Neither can they change your notice so that it would or demand that you plant a tree.
  12. Have a think about what it has cost you in time, lost work, phone calls/emails, inconvenience etc. If evidenced, e.g. correspondence detailing when it should have arrived, but didn't, recordings of telephone calls, (you do record all your calls don't you, no, we all should, you'd be surprised how often it helps), etc, all the better. Do you use them a lot, demonstrate your good client status. Then decide what you think would be a reasonable gesture of goodwill from the supplier. Partial refund or credit note would be good. Then go for it. Do they have a complaints procedure, follow that, and just keep on at them. If they're a Ltd. Company and you get no joy get the details of the Directors from Companies House and write to them at their addresses. Visit the shop in person if you can, no retailer likes a grumpy client on the shop floor, believe me. And if they agreed to supply the gear within a certain time or on a certain date they may be in breach of contract, but solicitors cost money.

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