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 DVLA
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Wed 12 Jan 18:01

What an absolute joke the DVLA are.

Absolutely no way of getting through on the phone or online.

Some pointless messages saying they are a bit busy, call back later and then ending the call.
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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Wed 12 Jan 18:13

Been that way for ages now.
They seem to be drifting towards doing everything online


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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Wed 12 Jan 18:53

Been waiting for over 3 months to get my license back and not been able to talk to a human being.

Absolute shower.
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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 12 Jan 23:44

Probably due to COVID and staff shortages.
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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Thu 13 Jan 08:30

A bit of that jake but they have been working to rule as well I just got mine back after 15 weeks :-(

The annoying thing is that under section 88 of the road traffic act you cannot drive until you get your new license unless you have your Doctor tell you you are fit to drive ..Mad

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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Thu 13 Jan 12:14

Phone the Welsh language line, they also speak english ;) a wee motor trade tip.

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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: Luxembourg Par  
Date:   Thu 13 Jan 12:43

Quote:

jake89, Wed 12 Jan 23:44

Probably due to COVID and staff shortages.


But, but, but…
They are more productive when WFH

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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Thu 13 Jan 16:22

Their offices were really hit badly by Covid before vaccination became the norm. They were told to return to their offices by the Transport Minister.

This is probably why they are working to rule and hence the delays in processing.

I hit 70yrs last year and had to apply for a licence renewal, that I did online, my new licence was with me within 4 days!

My mate did it by snail mail, I think his licence took 4 months to arrive.
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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Thu 13 Jan 16:46

Unfortunately they insisted I send my license to them so it`s probably sitting in some massive pile somewhere.
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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 14 Jan 16:18

My problem was I don`t have a passport .. so no record of photo id .. although I applied online i was still sent a form to fill in and attach a witnessed pic of myself

I also had to include my original license from the 60`s .. my birth certificate and a letter from HMRC pensions .. probably why it took long

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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Fri 14 Jan 17:06

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Buspasspar, Fri 14 Jan 16:18

My problem was I don`t have a passport .. so no record of photo id .. although I applied online i was still sent a form to fill in and attach a witnessed pic of myself

I also had to include my original license from the 60`s .. my birth certificate and a letter from HMRC pensions .. probably why it took long


The wanted poster would have done!🤔😷🤣🤣🤣
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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 14 Jan 17:40

The wanted poster would have done!🤔😷🤣🤣🤣

Wasted a mouthful of Aldi Italian beer reading that L.A.

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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Sat 15 Jan 13:30

Is that the beer that looks like a bottle of Moretti?
Very nice, as is the German pilsner, the Spanish Cervesa, the Rossini Italian …all £2.38 a litre!

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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 15 Jan 15:45

The very wan parboiled .. i did a blind test against Moretti and preferred the Aldi wan 60p a bottle cheaper as well

Also have you noticed that every of the Aldi copies have the exact alcohol % as the original :-)



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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 15 Jan 17:56

I suspect in some cases the Aldi beer is made by the same brewery. They maybe just give Aldi the stuff that doesn`t do as well on the quality control.

Williams Bros (Alloa) used to do some beer for Lidl.
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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Sat 15 Jan 19:42

Moretti is brewed by Heineken in Edinburgh.
I think my Edam and Cornish wafers hail from Auchtermuchty.

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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: NikNakPar  
Date:   Sun 16 Jan 03:32

Took me 11 weeks to speak to somebody. Total lottery.
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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Sun 16 Jan 08:01

The roads have been a lot quieter and safer without you auld git racers and your turbo prop Astras anyway ...

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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 16 Jan 08:28

Hehehe parboiled .. mine is a family saloon I`ll have you know .. never goes above 60 .. and never goes out in the dark :-))

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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 16 Jan 08:44

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Parboiled, Sun 16 Jan 08:01

The roads have been a lot quieter and safer without you auld git racers and your turbo prop Astras anyway ...


This would explain the lack of boy racers on Linburn Road of late 😂
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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 16 Jan 14:38

Quote:

jake89, Sat 15 Jan 17:56

I suspect in some cases the Aldi beer is made by the same brewery. They maybe just give Aldi the stuff that doesn`t do as well on the quality control.

Williams Bros (Alloa) used to do some beer for Lidl.


Under own brand identity ?

Never knew that ………..Lidl now stocking a variety of WB products.
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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 16 Jan 19:07

It`s marked as WB on the back but they had/have their own specific Lidl range of 2 or 3 beers. They used to have a really good one but I think they`ve stopped it now.
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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Thu 20 Jan 18:02

This absolute shower still haven`t responded to any contact.

Dick Turpin lives on.
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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Mon 31 Jan 22:31

I`ve now had a response to a Web form message I completed on 12 January. Apparently they can`t respond to me because of data protection issues. I need to call them on the number that they literally never answer.
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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 10 Feb 16:33

I got my new driving licence today after applying online about 3 weeks ago. I also had to complete and submit a form by post as my passport had expired so I don`t think the service was too bad. Maybe the backlog is gradually reducing.

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 Re: DVLA
Topic Originator: neilholland999  
Date:   Thu 10 Feb 17:49

I renewed mine recently online using my passport details and I received my new licence within a week, which is a lot better than I was expecting!
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