Cuts to grass-trimming put lives at risk it is claimed

Hereford Times: Bullingham Lane after it had been trimmed. Photo by Chris Draper.(6752020) Bullingham Lane after it had been trimmed. Photo by Chris Draper.(6752020)

MORE lives have been put at risk as a result of Herefordshire Council's decision to reduce grass-cutting, it has been claimed.

Last week, the Hereford Times reported how 18-year-old Rhys Evans overturned his car after missing a sign warning of a sharp bend due to overgrown vegetation.

It followed Herefordshire Council's decision to reduce grass-cutting from seven to three times a year in a bid to save £670,000.

And councillor Chris Chappell believes long grass, which is obscuring lifebuoys near the River Wye, pose further safety concerns.

"It’s a very dangerous situation. If someone goes into the river you can’t see them from the bank," he said.

"People do go in the river and unfortunately that stretch is notorious for taking lives."

The vegetation surrounding the lifebuoys near Hinton Road would make it difficult for anyone to locate the device in an emergency, added cllr Chappell.

He also claimed that he has received a number of complaints regarding the reduced trimming, with some people even threatening to withhold council tax.

"I know there is a shortage of money but there needs to be a complete re-think," he said.

"It’s essential that along the river banks or at road junctions that the grass is kept down and when visitors drive into Hereford it is always nice for them to see it’s being trimmed."

But visitors travelling into the city on the A4103 would have barely been able to catch sight of where they were heading.

The "Welcome to Hereford" sign, photographed by Allan Hooper, is almost covered by the surrounding grass.

More than 2,000 people have now signed an online petition calling for Herefordshire Council to reverse its decision.

And a Facebook group entitled "Hereford Council are a pain in the grass" has also been "liked" by more than 2,000 people.

Chris Draper, from Lower Bullingham, is a resident who has taken grass-cutting into his own hands after safety concerns.

After complaining to Herefordshire Council about a blind spot on Bullingham Lane, near to the railway bridge, he went out with a neighbour to tackle the issue.

"It's not on to just say 'we will cut the grass three times a year'," he said.

"Some priorities should be given – such as to junctions or blind spots and roundabouts."

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8:42am Thu 5 Jun 14

dplcv37 says...

As far as i am concerned we have paid for the council to cut the grass, the council have gone against the agreement that we all have with them, therefore we should all be refunded part of our council tax. They cant just decide they aren't going to supply the service that we have paid for!
And whats more when they are cutting the grass they are simply lobbing it down and leaving it to rot on the ground as its far to long to take away.

Surely we are protected by the "Supply of goods and services act 1982"?
We have paid for a service , we arent getting what we have paid for

It also state in a contract for the supply of a service there is an implied term that the supplier will carry out the service with reasonable care and skill

From what ive seen so far there isnt much care or skill being used!!

GIVE US OUR MONEY BACK OR DO THE JOB WE HAVE PAID YOU TO DO!
As far as i am concerned we have paid for the council to cut the grass, the council have gone against the agreement that we all have with them, therefore we should all be refunded part of our council tax. They cant just decide they aren't going to supply the service that we have paid for! And whats more when they are cutting the grass they are simply lobbing it down and leaving it to rot on the ground as its far to long to take away. Surely we are protected by the "Supply of goods and services act 1982"? We have paid for a service , we arent getting what we have paid for It also state in a contract for the supply of a service there is an implied term that the supplier will carry out the service with reasonable care and skill From what ive seen so far there isnt much care or skill being used!! GIVE US OUR MONEY BACK OR DO THE JOB WE HAVE PAID YOU TO DO! dplcv37
  • Score: 40

9:07am Thu 5 Jun 14

probono says...

Verge cutting is in the Balfour Beatty Contract, how can that be changed ? It was in the Jarvis Contract, and in the Amey Contract. On non A roads Parish Councils can employ a lengthsman funded by Herefordshire Council to cut back verges. but A roads are not included in this, and the A49 is of course a Trunk Road and not HE responsibility. So who cuts or funds the cuttin of highway verges along the A49 ?
Perhaps one of the local members can help us on this instead of hiding yourselves in the long grass and ignoring your electorate.
Verge cutting is in the Balfour Beatty Contract, how can that be changed ? It was in the Jarvis Contract, and in the Amey Contract. On non A roads Parish Councils can employ a lengthsman funded by Herefordshire Council to cut back verges. but A roads are not included in this, and the A49 is of course a Trunk Road and not HE responsibility. So who cuts or funds the cuttin of highway verges [in law part of teh higway they adjoine] along the A49 ? Perhaps one of the local members can help us on this instead of hiding yourselves in the long grass and ignoring your electorate. probono
  • Score: 4

9:23am Thu 5 Jun 14

Kizzie747 says...

While in Devon at the weekend I was told that landowners are resposible for cutting the verges and hedges next to the property they own,it was clearly visible that it was been done . The council only then had to do there bit towards keeping the county presentable, which its not at the moment. So come on Hereford council investigate and give us tax payers something for the money you recieve.
Herefordian, Westwood lane.Hatfield.
While in Devon at the weekend I was told that landowners are resposible for cutting the verges and hedges next to the property they own,it was clearly visible that it was been done . The council only then had to do there bit towards keeping the county presentable, which its not at the moment. So come on Hereford council investigate and give us tax payers something for the money you recieve. Herefordian, Westwood lane.Hatfield. Kizzie747
  • Score: 4

9:41am Thu 5 Jun 14

WYSIATI says...

There is no question that letting grass and vegetation get too high at junctions makes life more difficult and dangerous. I hope that the council, concerned individuals and landowners are able to deal with these and other key places.

To argue that the Council is breaking a contract with us about grass cutting is nonsense. The council has a wide range of services it provides - or at least used to provide. Mostly paid for out of money that is not council tax.

The Government has cut back on the money available and the result is that some services will be cut. At the same time the costs for statutory services (ie those that must be provided by law) are increasing - in particular child protection and adult social care. That means other things will be cut, some reduced, some gone completely.

David Cameron is doing this very deliberately and his view is that the Big Society will step up and pick up the reins - if we don't see that and don't believe it will work then write to the MPs and vote next year.

I for one do not want the grass cut 7 times a year if it means that more children are abused and possibly killed and vulnerable adults go without. Cut the places where it's dangerous and I will go and sort out the grass by my house and up at the main road if it's not done.
There is no question that letting grass and vegetation get too high at junctions makes life more difficult and dangerous. I hope that the council, concerned individuals and landowners are able to deal with these and other key places. To argue that the Council is breaking a contract with us about grass cutting is nonsense. The council has a wide range of services it provides - or at least used to provide. Mostly paid for out of money that is not council tax. The Government has cut back on the money available and the result is that some services will be cut. At the same time the costs for statutory services (ie those that must be provided by law) are increasing - in particular child protection and adult social care. That means other things will be cut, some reduced, some gone completely. David Cameron is doing this very deliberately and his view is that the Big Society will step up and pick up the reins - if we don't see that and don't believe it will work then write to the MPs and vote next year. I for one do not want the grass cut 7 times a year if it means that more children are abused and possibly killed and vulnerable adults go without. Cut the places where it's dangerous and I will go and sort out the grass by my house and up at the main road if it's not done. WYSIATI
  • Score: -14

9:59am Thu 5 Jun 14

Redbird says...

Long grass and over grown weeds etc are not just a problem on verges. The green spaces where children play such as Castle Green will become dangerous as it will be impossible to see dog mess, broken bottles, cans etc . As the grass gets longer there will be more biting insects. The hedges are already out of control with Sycamores and Elders growing amongst them. By the time the council get it sorted it will end up costing just as much, if not more as it will be a bigger job so all in all it's very shorted sighted - no surprise there then!
Long grass and over grown weeds etc are not just a problem on verges. The green spaces where children play such as Castle Green will become dangerous as it will be impossible to see dog mess, broken bottles, cans etc . As the grass gets longer there will be more biting insects. The hedges are already out of control with Sycamores and Elders growing amongst them. By the time the council get it sorted it will end up costing just as much, if not more as it will be a bigger job so all in all it's very shorted sighted - no surprise there then! Redbird
  • Score: 24

10:06am Thu 5 Jun 14

courtesycall says...

Central government cuts in money available to Herefordshire council for council services is nothing new. The decision to cut back on grass and vegetation cutting alongside the public highway is, however, new and is clearly very dangerous and setting a precedent for what the council thinks it can get away with.

Quite apart from obscured vision at junctions, the whole area looks uncared for and sends out the wrong message to residents and visitors alike. Herefordshire is not a neglected county but the council seems to be doing its utmost to convey that impression, and all for sake of a few hours on a lawnmower.
Central government cuts in money available to Herefordshire council for council services is nothing new. The decision to cut back on grass and vegetation cutting alongside the public highway is, however, new and is clearly very dangerous and setting a precedent for what the council thinks it can get away with. Quite apart from obscured vision at junctions, the whole area looks uncared for and sends out the wrong message to residents and visitors alike. Herefordshire is not a neglected county but the council seems to be doing its utmost to convey that impression, and all for sake of a few hours on a lawnmower. courtesycall
  • Score: 16

11:23am Thu 5 Jun 14

fmrbill says...

God forbid it should happen.I can see a fatal happening on a road junction due to view obscured and if it somebody I know or family I will be looking to police courts for somebody to be prosecuted and jailed for COPERATE MANSLAUGHTER. wether council leader the chief excutive of council or chief executive of balfour beatty you have been warned. And I will be writing to council leader and chief executive and head of balfour beatty and west mercia constabulary warning them and I would also consider the chief liable he is responsible for protecting life and property
God forbid it should happen.I can see a fatal happening on a road junction due to view obscured and if it somebody I know or family I will be looking to police courts for somebody to be prosecuted and jailed for COPERATE MANSLAUGHTER. wether council leader the chief excutive of council or chief executive of balfour beatty you have been warned. And I will be writing to council leader and chief executive and head of balfour beatty and west mercia constabulary warning them and I would also consider the chief liable he is responsible for protecting life and property fmrbill
  • Score: 7

11:45am Thu 5 Jun 14

Bindi2014 says...

It's simply in the interest of safety to keep the grass to a safe level, me and my partner are tax payers and would love to see where our hard earned money is being spent. there is nothing better than a tidy town with freshly cut grass, and it's more welcoming to visitors to our historic town, other towns do it to welcome us why can't hereford do it too.
It's simply in the interest of safety to keep the grass to a safe level, me and my partner are tax payers and would love to see where our hard earned money is being spent. there is nothing better than a tidy town with freshly cut grass, and it's more welcoming to visitors to our historic town, other towns do it to welcome us why can't hereford do it too. Bindi2014
  • Score: 2

12:18pm Thu 5 Jun 14

dplcv37 says...

"The key focus for Hereford in Bloom is to get the city in tip-top condition to welcome the Britain in Bloom competition judges in July each year, renewed Civic Pride, encourage greater community spirit, and to make the city as ‘green’ as the wonderful countryside around it "

Ha Ha Ha !! This is from www.visitherefordshi
re.co.uk

Better get your skates on hereford council. You only have one month left to carry out 6 months worth of neglect!!!!!
"The key focus for Hereford in Bloom is to get the city in tip-top condition to welcome the Britain in Bloom competition judges in July each year, renewed Civic Pride, encourage greater community spirit, and to make the city as ‘green’ as the wonderful countryside around it " Ha Ha Ha !! This is from www.visitherefordshi re.co.uk Better get your skates on hereford council. You only have one month left to carry out 6 months worth of neglect!!!!! dplcv37
  • Score: 6

2:32pm Thu 5 Jun 14

probono says...

An adjoining landowner is responsible for his hedge and the ditch on the other side. This goes back to the days after Enclosure when a landowner dug aditch along his boundary and threw the spoil onto his land and then planted a hedge on the top. In recent years Herefordhsire Council has been trying to get landowners to look after their roadside ditches, but not always with success. In the past a neglected ditch would get the local Council clearing it out. But times have changed. The verge alongside a higway, however wide, is by law part of the highway and therefore the responsibility of the Highway Authority. In this case it is Herefordshire Council, who have a contract with Balfour Beatty to carry out their statutury duties to maintain our public highways.
An adjoining landowner is responsible for his hedge and the ditch on the other side. This goes back to the days after Enclosure when a landowner dug aditch along his boundary and threw the spoil onto his land and then planted a hedge on the top. In recent years Herefordhsire Council has been trying to get landowners to look after their roadside ditches, but not always with success. In the past a neglected ditch would get the local Council clearing it out. But times have changed. The verge alongside a higway, however wide, is by law part of the highway and therefore the responsibility of the Highway Authority. In this case it is Herefordshire Council, who have a contract with Balfour Beatty to carry out their statutury duties to maintain our public highways. probono
  • Score: 0

4:29pm Thu 5 Jun 14

flamboyant says...

If people start setting a precedence by cutting grass due to Health and Safety issues. Do those people then become liable if an accident happens because they failed to cut it the next time it needs doing? Taking ownership could lead to more problems than you may think. People should think before they start taking matters into their own hands. Do you want to be accountable for the death of someone because you forgot you took ownership of the verge at the top of your street?

Also I wish people would stop chanting we need to direct money into children and adult social care! If you'd been paying attention 'everyone agrees with you!' However the money is still being directed into the salaries of Senior Managers! That information is accurate and can not be denied since anyone working at the Council would confirm that for you I suggest you haven't done your homework! Not a single penny should be paid to increase anyone's wage at the Council if that money can go in the pot for Children and Adult social care!
If people start setting a precedence by cutting grass due to Health and Safety issues. Do those people then become liable if an accident happens because they failed to cut it the next time it needs doing? Taking ownership could lead to more problems than you may think. People should think before they start taking matters into their own hands. Do you want to be accountable for the death of someone because you forgot you took ownership of the verge at the top of your street? Also I wish people would stop chanting we need to direct money into children and adult social care! If you'd been paying attention 'everyone agrees with you!' However the money is still being directed into the salaries of Senior Managers! That information is accurate and can not be denied since anyone working at the Council would confirm that for you I suggest you haven't done your homework! Not a single penny should be paid to increase anyone's wage at the Council if that money can go in the pot for Children and Adult social care! flamboyant
  • Score: 4

5:02pm Thu 5 Jun 14

apdor says...

The top of this article has a picture of "Chris Chappell next to the lifebuoy obsured by overgrown foilage " ( despite the spelling mistakes") This life boy isn't obscured. Its perfectly visible.

Why do we not look for a solution rather than moaning about everything all the time ? Something productive that might help ? The council has no money. Some things will have to be cut, Unless Herefordians pay lots more council tax.

Why not talk to land owners and get them to all chip in to get a contractor to maintain the verges along there land.
The top of this article has a picture of "Chris Chappell next to the lifebuoy obsured by overgrown foilage " ( despite the spelling mistakes") This life boy isn't obscured. Its perfectly visible. Why do we not look for a solution rather than moaning about everything all the time ? Something productive that might help ? The council has no money. Some things will have to be cut, Unless Herefordians pay lots more council tax. Why not talk to land owners and get them to all chip in to get a contractor to maintain the verges along there land. apdor
  • Score: -10

7:06pm Thu 5 Jun 14

CAH123 says...

apdor wrote:
The top of this article has a picture of "Chris Chappell next to the lifebuoy obsured by overgrown foilage " ( despite the spelling mistakes") This life boy isn't obscured. Its perfectly visible.

Why do we not look for a solution rather than moaning about everything all the time ? Something productive that might help ? The council has no money. Some things will have to be cut, Unless Herefordians pay lots more council tax.

Why not talk to land owners and get them to all chip in to get a contractor to maintain the verges along there land.
Not sure if you are being cryptic apdor, but the word lifebuoy is actually spelled 'correctly, whereas the word "there" in your last sentence should be spelled "their". I'n afraid I don't agree with you - I think I pay quite enough council tax - I believe a lot of it is wasted by this Council and that is where the problem lies.
[quote][p][bold]apdor[/bold] wrote: The top of this article has a picture of "Chris Chappell next to the lifebuoy obsured by overgrown foilage " ( despite the spelling mistakes") This life boy isn't obscured. Its perfectly visible. Why do we not look for a solution rather than moaning about everything all the time ? Something productive that might help ? The council has no money. Some things will have to be cut, Unless Herefordians pay lots more council tax. Why not talk to land owners and get them to all chip in to get a contractor to maintain the verges along there land.[/p][/quote]Not sure if you are being cryptic apdor, but the word lifebuoy is actually spelled 'correctly, whereas the word "there" in your last sentence should be spelled "their". I'n afraid I don't agree with you - I think I pay quite enough council tax - I believe a lot of it is wasted by this Council and that is where the problem lies. CAH123
  • Score: 8

7:23pm Thu 5 Jun 14

dplcv37 says...

apdor wrote:
The top of this article has a picture of "Chris Chappell next to the lifebuoy obsured by overgrown foilage " ( despite the spelling mistakes") This life boy isn't obscured. Its perfectly visible.

Why do we not look for a solution rather than moaning about everything all the time ? Something productive that might help ? The council has no money. Some things will have to be cut, Unless Herefordians pay lots more council tax.

Why not talk to land owners and get them to all chip in to get a contractor to maintain the verges along there land.
This boy must be obscured by the grass because I didnt see him, either that or he is hiding behind the lifebuoy !?
[quote][p][bold]apdor[/bold] wrote: The top of this article has a picture of "Chris Chappell next to the lifebuoy obsured by overgrown foilage " ( despite the spelling mistakes") This life boy isn't obscured. Its perfectly visible. Why do we not look for a solution rather than moaning about everything all the time ? Something productive that might help ? The council has no money. Some things will have to be cut, Unless Herefordians pay lots more council tax. Why not talk to land owners and get them to all chip in to get a contractor to maintain the verges along there land.[/p][/quote]This boy must be obscured by the grass because I didnt see him, either that or he is hiding behind the lifebuoy !? dplcv37
  • Score: 4

7:58pm Thu 5 Jun 14

hydey44 says...

I have read several stories recently in the national press about residents who, having grown tired of the mess outside their properties, have taken it upon themselves to tidy up the area and put in flower plants. These dedicated people were later told by the local council to return it to its original condition or face prosecution. Not much incentive there to do your bit for your community.
I have read several stories recently in the national press about residents who, having grown tired of the mess outside their properties, have taken it upon themselves to tidy up the area and put in flower plants. These dedicated people were later told by the local council to return it to its original condition or face prosecution. Not much incentive there to do your bit for your community. hydey44
  • Score: 5

8:24pm Thu 5 Jun 14

William Rudd says...

apdor wrote:
The top of this article has a picture of "Chris Chappell next to the lifebuoy obsured by overgrown foilage " ( despite the spelling mistakes") This life boy isn't obscured. Its perfectly visible.

Why do we not look for a solution rather than moaning about everything all the time ? Something productive that might help ? The council has no money. Some things will have to be cut, Unless Herefordians pay lots more council tax.

Why not talk to land owners and get them to all chip in to get a contractor to maintain the verges along there land.
Lifeboy !!! It;s not a bar of bloody soap.
[quote][p][bold]apdor[/bold] wrote: The top of this article has a picture of "Chris Chappell next to the lifebuoy obsured by overgrown foilage " ( despite the spelling mistakes") This life boy isn't obscured. Its perfectly visible. Why do we not look for a solution rather than moaning about everything all the time ? Something productive that might help ? The council has no money. Some things will have to be cut, Unless Herefordians pay lots more council tax. Why not talk to land owners and get them to all chip in to get a contractor to maintain the verges along there land.[/p][/quote]Lifeboy !!! It;s not a bar of bloody soap. William Rudd
  • Score: -3

9:54am Fri 6 Jun 14

dplcv37 says...

William Rudd wrote:
apdor wrote:
The top of this article has a picture of "Chris Chappell next to the lifebuoy obsured by overgrown foilage " ( despite the spelling mistakes") This life boy isn't obscured. Its perfectly visible.

Why do we not look for a solution rather than moaning about everything all the time ? Something productive that might help ? The council has no money. Some things will have to be cut, Unless Herefordians pay lots more council tax.

Why not talk to land owners and get them to all chip in to get a contractor to maintain the verges along there land.
Lifeboy !!! It;s not a bar of bloody soap.
William Rudd. , Really? Please educate yourself there is not such thing as a LIFEBOY!!!

IT IS LIFEBUOY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!
[quote][p][bold]William Rudd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]apdor[/bold] wrote: The top of this article has a picture of "Chris Chappell next to the lifebuoy obsured by overgrown foilage " ( despite the spelling mistakes") This life boy isn't obscured. Its perfectly visible. Why do we not look for a solution rather than moaning about everything all the time ? Something productive that might help ? The council has no money. Some things will have to be cut, Unless Herefordians pay lots more council tax. Why not talk to land owners and get them to all chip in to get a contractor to maintain the verges along there land.[/p][/quote]Lifeboy !!! It;s not a bar of bloody soap.[/p][/quote]William Rudd. , Really? Please educate yourself there is not such thing as a LIFEBOY!!! IT IS LIFEBUOY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! dplcv37
  • Score: 1

6:21pm Fri 6 Jun 14

courtesycall says...

"…have taken it upon themselves to tidy up the area and put in flower plants. These dedicated people were later told by the local council to return it to its original condition or face prosecution…"

How would one do that after cutting grass? Would the council require the cut blades of grass to be glued onto the uncut blades and for the join to be propped up until the grass looks exactly as it was? Presumably the type of glue and method of application would have to meet health&safety standards as well!

On a lighter note, the frontagers in our road are responsible for cutting the grass which doubles as the public pavement. Despite neighbours that keep theirs trim and neat, I allow my strip of grass to grow until the wild flowers emerge and bloom and only cut it two or three times a year, with, I might add, a lawn mower that I had to buy just to cut the pavement grass. On one hand, it's comforting to find Herefordshire Council adopting a similar ecological policy with the natural world's symbiotic relationship with the urban landscape; on the other, were I so minded, I'd be inspired to get my mower out and concede defeat rather than stand by and watch that the increasing height and spread of grass verges nearby and that are wholly the council's responsibility not merely competing with my patch of rescued field but also winning.
"…have taken it upon themselves to tidy up the area and put in flower plants. These dedicated people were later told by the local council to return it to its original condition or face prosecution…" How would one do that after cutting grass? Would the council require the cut blades of grass to be glued onto the uncut blades and for the join to be propped up until the grass looks exactly as it was? Presumably the type of glue and method of application would have to meet health&safety standards as well! On a lighter note, the frontagers in our road are responsible for cutting the grass which doubles as the public pavement. Despite neighbours that keep theirs trim and neat, I allow my strip of grass to grow until the wild flowers emerge and bloom and only cut it two or three times a year, with, I might add, a lawn mower that I had to buy just to cut the pavement grass. On one hand, it's comforting to find Herefordshire Council adopting a similar ecological policy with the natural world's symbiotic relationship with the urban landscape; on the other, were I so minded, I'd be inspired to get my mower out and concede defeat rather than stand by and watch that the increasing height and spread of grass verges nearby and that are wholly the council's responsibility not merely competing with my patch of rescued field but also winning. courtesycall
  • Score: 1

10:19pm Fri 6 Jun 14

LR3661 says...

I wonder how much grass the Council could have paid to cut, if they hadn't been defeated in the High Court, again, over a planning permission that even breaks their own rules.

http://www.herefordt
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al/herefordshire/112
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_council_planning_de
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_High_Court/

It must have cost them a small fortune in legal fees.
I wonder how much grass the Council could have paid to cut, if they hadn't been defeated in the High Court, again, over a planning permission that even breaks their own rules. http://www.herefordt imes.com/news/region al/herefordshire/112 27119._Closed_doors_ _council_planning_de cision_overturned_at _High_Court/ It must have cost them a small fortune in legal fees. LR3661
  • Score: 1

10:39am Sat 7 Jun 14

Hawkshead says...

We have always know the HHC live in another world it is true, cos in there world the grass gets cut around their Plough Lane offices. but then they need a clear view to see their new frontage. Oh to live in their world
We have always know the HHC live in another world it is true, cos in there world the grass gets cut around their Plough Lane offices. but then they need a clear view to see their new frontage. Oh to live in their world Hawkshead
  • Score: -2

3:38pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Herefordian says...

I think its a 2 way thing

a) let the grass grow, saving on mowing costs

b) saves the litter pickers having to collect up the litter as it is crafily hidden in the grass
I think its a 2 way thing a) let the grass grow, saving on mowing costs b) saves the litter pickers having to collect up the litter as it is crafily hidden in the grass Herefordian
  • Score: 3

4:41pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Red5isAlive says...

I spent part of my morning picking up littler on the road where I live. It's harder when the grass is longer.

The grass along the riverbank is now so long many children won't even be able to see the river.

And as for the sight of the long grass near what should have been the city wall opposite the new old market, well its a disgrace!

City in Bloom, City of Culture? pah.

How much exactly is the new works at the front of their plough lane offices costing - it seems to have taken many weeks to construction a reasonably simple retaining wall and disabled ramp. Not sure why another ramp is needed - there is flat access In to the building from the north and south car parks.
I spent part of my morning picking up littler on the road where I live. It's harder when the grass is longer. The grass along the riverbank is now so long many children won't even be able to see the river. And as for the sight of the long grass near what should have been the city wall opposite the new old market, well its a disgrace! City in Bloom, City of Culture? pah. How much exactly is the new works at the front of their plough lane offices costing - it seems to have taken many weeks to construction a reasonably simple retaining wall and disabled ramp. Not sure why another ramp is needed - there is flat access In to the building from the north and south car parks. Red5isAlive
  • Score: 2

11:43pm Sun 8 Jun 14

TwoWheelsGood says...

dplcv37 wrote:
William Rudd wrote:
apdor wrote:
The top of this article has a picture of "Chris Chappell next to the lifebuoy obsured by overgrown foilage " ( despite the spelling mistakes") This life boy isn't obscured. Its perfectly visible.

Why do we not look for a solution rather than moaning about everything all the time ? Something productive that might help ? The council has no money. Some things will have to be cut, Unless Herefordians pay lots more council tax.

Why not talk to land owners and get them to all chip in to get a contractor to maintain the verges along there land.
Lifeboy !!! It;s not a bar of bloody soap.
William Rudd. , Really? Please educate yourself there is not such thing as a LIFEBOY!!!

IT IS LIFEBUOY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!
Foliage not foilage
[quote][p][bold]dplcv37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]William Rudd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]apdor[/bold] wrote: The top of this article has a picture of "Chris Chappell next to the lifebuoy obsured by overgrown foilage " ( despite the spelling mistakes") This life boy isn't obscured. Its perfectly visible. Why do we not look for a solution rather than moaning about everything all the time ? Something productive that might help ? The council has no money. Some things will have to be cut, Unless Herefordians pay lots more council tax. Why not talk to land owners and get them to all chip in to get a contractor to maintain the verges along there land.[/p][/quote]Lifeboy !!! It;s not a bar of bloody soap.[/p][/quote]William Rudd. , Really? Please educate yourself there is not such thing as a LIFEBOY!!! IT IS LIFEBUOY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !![/p][/quote]Foliage not foilage TwoWheelsGood
  • Score: 1

11:43am Mon 9 Jun 14

dplcv37 says...

TwoWheelsGood wrote:
dplcv37 wrote:
William Rudd wrote:
apdor wrote:
The top of this article has a picture of "Chris Chappell next to the lifebuoy obsured by overgrown foilage " ( despite the spelling mistakes") This life boy isn't obscured. Its perfectly visible.

Why do we not look for a solution rather than moaning about everything all the time ? Something productive that might help ? The council has no money. Some things will have to be cut, Unless Herefordians pay lots more council tax.

Why not talk to land owners and get them to all chip in to get a contractor to maintain the verges along there land.
Lifeboy !!! It;s not a bar of bloody soap.
William Rudd. , Really? Please educate yourself there is not such thing as a LIFEBOY!!!

IT IS LIFEBUOY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


!!
Foliage not foilage
TwoWheelsGood

And you are quoting me on that because....?
am i the one that wrote foilage?
[quote][p][bold]TwoWheelsGood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dplcv37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]William Rudd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]apdor[/bold] wrote: The top of this article has a picture of "Chris Chappell next to the lifebuoy obsured by overgrown foilage " ( despite the spelling mistakes") This life boy isn't obscured. Its perfectly visible. Why do we not look for a solution rather than moaning about everything all the time ? Something productive that might help ? The council has no money. Some things will have to be cut, Unless Herefordians pay lots more council tax. Why not talk to land owners and get them to all chip in to get a contractor to maintain the verges along there land.[/p][/quote]Lifeboy !!! It;s not a bar of bloody soap.[/p][/quote]William Rudd. , Really? Please educate yourself there is not such thing as a LIFEBOY!!! IT IS LIFEBUOY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !![/p][/quote]Foliage not foilage[/p][/quote]TwoWheelsGood And you are quoting me on that because....? am i the one that wrote foilage? dplcv37
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2:05pm Tue 10 Jun 14

mizza21 says...

TwoWheelsGood wrote:
dplcv37 wrote:
William Rudd wrote:
apdor wrote:
The top of this article has a picture of "Chris Chappell next to the lifebuoy obsured by overgrown foilage " ( despite the spelling mistakes") This life boy isn't obscured. Its perfectly visible.

Why do we not look for a solution rather than moaning about everything all the time ? Something productive that might help ? The council has no money. Some things will have to be cut, Unless Herefordians pay lots more council tax.

Why not talk to land owners and get them to all chip in to get a contractor to maintain the verges along there land.
Lifeboy !!! It;s not a bar of bloody soap.
William Rudd. , Really? Please educate yourself there is not such thing as a LIFEBOY!!!

IT IS LIFEBUOY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


!!
Foliage not foilage
their, not there.
This is littered with bad grammar.

Let's not get bogged down in content.
[quote][p][bold]TwoWheelsGood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dplcv37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]William Rudd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]apdor[/bold] wrote: The top of this article has a picture of "Chris Chappell next to the lifebuoy obsured by overgrown foilage " ( despite the spelling mistakes") This life boy isn't obscured. Its perfectly visible. Why do we not look for a solution rather than moaning about everything all the time ? Something productive that might help ? The council has no money. Some things will have to be cut, Unless Herefordians pay lots more council tax. Why not talk to land owners and get them to all chip in to get a contractor to maintain the verges along there land.[/p][/quote]Lifeboy !!! It;s not a bar of bloody soap.[/p][/quote]William Rudd. , Really? Please educate yourself there is not such thing as a LIFEBOY!!! IT IS LIFEBUOY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !![/p][/quote]Foliage not foilage[/p][/quote]their, not there. This is littered with bad grammar. Let's not get bogged down in content. mizza21
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