Reader's picture: Money saving way to cut the grass

Reader's picture: Money saving way to cut the grass

Reader's picture: Money saving way to cut the grass

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"Thought you might like to see the latest efforts of our wonderful council grass cutting! Still look on the bright side the children shouldn't get lost going to the play area."

 

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4:56pm Thu 26 Jun 14

dplcv37 says...

Hereford council need to explain something...........
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When looking on the grass cutting schedule it states that Bulmers offices will be getting 2 cuts per year, the first of which is at the beginning of August.

So why is it i have now been past there twice in the last 3 weeks and seen the grass being cut? When they state that it shouldn't be cut until August?

Absolute bunch of *******!
Hereford council need to explain something........... ... When looking on the grass cutting schedule it states that Bulmers offices will be getting 2 cuts per year, the first of which is at the beginning of August. So why is it i have now been past there twice in the last 3 weeks and seen the grass being cut? When they state that it shouldn't be cut until August? Absolute bunch of *******! dplcv37
  • Score: 12

9:00am Fri 27 Jun 14

Hereford Common Sense says...

At what point is sending a groundsman on most likely an hourly rate, in a van, with equipment to unload, having most likely used fuel to get there, to only make a gesture cut like this a good idea and the most cost effective? I've seen roundabouts with just the edges cut and not the middle. This is balmy and scares me that people with supposedly business acumen have suggested this. Crazy
At what point is sending a groundsman on most likely an hourly rate, in a van, with equipment to unload, having most likely used fuel to get there, to only make a gesture cut like this a good idea and the most cost effective? I've seen roundabouts with just the edges cut and not the middle. This is balmy and scares me that people with supposedly business acumen have suggested this. Crazy Hereford Common Sense
  • Score: 8

9:11am Fri 27 Jun 14

dplcv37 says...

Hereford Common Sense wrote:
At what point is sending a groundsman on most likely an hourly rate, in a van, with equipment to unload, having most likely used fuel to get there, to only make a gesture cut like this a good idea and the most cost effective? I've seen roundabouts with just the edges cut and not the middle. This is balmy and scares me that people with supposedly business acumen have suggested this. Crazy
I totally agree. Why do they only turn up and do small patches when they could do the complete job in around 20 minutes in some places probably less on a ride on mower.

The sad thing is that they aren't going to budge on their decision so the only thing we can do is MAKE SURE THAT THEY DO NOT GET RE-ELECTED IN 2015. They have made it perfectly clear what they think of us all.
[quote][p][bold]Hereford Common Sense[/bold] wrote: At what point is sending a groundsman on most likely an hourly rate, in a van, with equipment to unload, having most likely used fuel to get there, to only make a gesture cut like this a good idea and the most cost effective? I've seen roundabouts with just the edges cut and not the middle. This is balmy and scares me that people with supposedly business acumen have suggested this. Crazy[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Why do they only turn up and do small patches when they could do the complete job in around 20 minutes in some places probably less on a ride on mower. The sad thing is that they aren't going to budge on their decision so the only thing we can do is MAKE SURE THAT THEY DO NOT GET RE-ELECTED IN 2015. They have made it perfectly clear what they think of us all. dplcv37
  • Score: 10

12:47pm Fri 27 Jun 14

megilleland says...

dplcv37 wrote:
Hereford Common Sense wrote:
At what point is sending a groundsman on most likely an hourly rate, in a van, with equipment to unload, having most likely used fuel to get there, to only make a gesture cut like this a good idea and the most cost effective? I've seen roundabouts with just the edges cut and not the middle. This is balmy and scares me that people with supposedly business acumen have suggested this. Crazy
I totally agree. Why do they only turn up and do small patches when they could do the complete job in around 20 minutes in some places probably less on a ride on mower.

The sad thing is that they aren't going to budge on their decision so the only thing we can do is MAKE SURE THAT THEY DO NOT GET RE-ELECTED IN 2015. They have made it perfectly clear what they think of us all.
We can kick out the councillors in 2015, but we are are stuck with Balfour Beatty for 10 years.
[quote][p][bold]dplcv37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hereford Common Sense[/bold] wrote: At what point is sending a groundsman on most likely an hourly rate, in a van, with equipment to unload, having most likely used fuel to get there, to only make a gesture cut like this a good idea and the most cost effective? I've seen roundabouts with just the edges cut and not the middle. This is balmy and scares me that people with supposedly business acumen have suggested this. Crazy[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Why do they only turn up and do small patches when they could do the complete job in around 20 minutes in some places probably less on a ride on mower. The sad thing is that they aren't going to budge on their decision so the only thing we can do is MAKE SURE THAT THEY DO NOT GET RE-ELECTED IN 2015. They have made it perfectly clear what they think of us all.[/p][/quote]We can kick out the councillors in 2015, but we are are stuck with Balfour Beatty for 10 years. megilleland
  • Score: 8

1:00pm Fri 27 Jun 14

dplcv37 says...

megilleland wrote:
dplcv37 wrote:
Hereford Common Sense wrote:
At what point is sending a groundsman on most likely an hourly rate, in a van, with equipment to unload, having most likely used fuel to get there, to only make a gesture cut like this a good idea and the most cost effective? I've seen roundabouts with just the edges cut and not the middle. This is balmy and scares me that people with supposedly business acumen have suggested this. Crazy
I totally agree. Why do they only turn up and do small patches when they could do the complete job in around 20 minutes in some places probably less on a ride on mower.

The sad thing is that they aren't going to budge on their decision so the only thing we can do is MAKE SURE THAT THEY DO NOT GET RE-ELECTED IN 2015. They have made it perfectly clear what they think of us all.
We can kick out the councillors in 2015, but we are are stuck with Balfour Beatty for 10 years.
Good point. But we would have gotten rid of 50% of the problem
[quote][p][bold]megilleland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dplcv37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hereford Common Sense[/bold] wrote: At what point is sending a groundsman on most likely an hourly rate, in a van, with equipment to unload, having most likely used fuel to get there, to only make a gesture cut like this a good idea and the most cost effective? I've seen roundabouts with just the edges cut and not the middle. This is balmy and scares me that people with supposedly business acumen have suggested this. Crazy[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Why do they only turn up and do small patches when they could do the complete job in around 20 minutes in some places probably less on a ride on mower. The sad thing is that they aren't going to budge on their decision so the only thing we can do is MAKE SURE THAT THEY DO NOT GET RE-ELECTED IN 2015. They have made it perfectly clear what they think of us all.[/p][/quote]We can kick out the councillors in 2015, but we are are stuck with Balfour Beatty for 10 years.[/p][/quote]Good point. But we would have gotten rid of 50% of the problem dplcv37
  • Score: 5

4:05pm Fri 27 Jun 14

littlewhitebull says...

Some grass cutting undertaken in the Redhill area - what a mess was left behind.
However, the good news is that both Shergar and Lord Lucan were located in the deep grass.
Some grass cutting undertaken in the Redhill area - what a mess was left behind. However, the good news is that both Shergar and Lord Lucan were located in the deep grass. littlewhitebull
  • Score: 10

11:01am Sat 28 Jun 14

William Rudd says...

megilleland wrote:
dplcv37 wrote:
Hereford Common Sense wrote:
At what point is sending a groundsman on most likely an hourly rate, in a van, with equipment to unload, having most likely used fuel to get there, to only make a gesture cut like this a good idea and the most cost effective? I've seen roundabouts with just the edges cut and not the middle. This is balmy and scares me that people with supposedly business acumen have suggested this. Crazy
I totally agree. Why do they only turn up and do small patches when they could do the complete job in around 20 minutes in some places probably less on a ride on mower.

The sad thing is that they aren't going to budge on their decision so the only thing we can do is MAKE SURE THAT THEY DO NOT GET RE-ELECTED IN 2015. They have made it perfectly clear what they think of us all.
We can kick out the councillors in 2015, but we are are stuck with Balfour Beatty for 10 years.
Exactly.Anger should be directed at Balfour Beatty,they have the contract to cut the grass and have it for the next 10 years.Changing the council at the next elections won't change a thing.
[quote][p][bold]megilleland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dplcv37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hereford Common Sense[/bold] wrote: At what point is sending a groundsman on most likely an hourly rate, in a van, with equipment to unload, having most likely used fuel to get there, to only make a gesture cut like this a good idea and the most cost effective? I've seen roundabouts with just the edges cut and not the middle. This is balmy and scares me that people with supposedly business acumen have suggested this. Crazy[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Why do they only turn up and do small patches when they could do the complete job in around 20 minutes in some places probably less on a ride on mower. The sad thing is that they aren't going to budge on their decision so the only thing we can do is MAKE SURE THAT THEY DO NOT GET RE-ELECTED IN 2015. They have made it perfectly clear what they think of us all.[/p][/quote]We can kick out the councillors in 2015, but we are are stuck with Balfour Beatty for 10 years.[/p][/quote]Exactly.Anger should be directed at Balfour Beatty,they have the contract to cut the grass and have it for the next 10 years.Changing the council at the next elections won't change a thing. William Rudd
  • Score: 0

7:13pm Sun 29 Jun 14

dplcv37 says...

William Rudd wrote:
megilleland wrote:
dplcv37 wrote:
Hereford Common Sense wrote:
At what point is sending a groundsman on most likely an hourly rate, in a van, with equipment to unload, having most likely used fuel to get there, to only make a gesture cut like this a good idea and the most cost effective? I've seen roundabouts with just the edges cut and not the middle. This is balmy and scares me that people with supposedly business acumen have suggested this. Crazy
I totally agree. Why do they only turn up and do small patches when they could do the complete job in around 20 minutes in some places probably less on a ride on mower.

The sad thing is that they aren't going to budge on their decision so the only thing we can do is MAKE SURE THAT THEY DO NOT GET RE-ELECTED IN 2015. They have made it perfectly clear what they think of us all.
We can kick out the councillors in 2015, but we are are stuck with Balfour Beatty for 10 years.
Exactly.Anger should be directed at Balfour Beatty,they have the contract to cut the grass and have it for the next 10 years.Changing the council at the next elections won't change a thing.
Yes but HC signed the contract so they are as much to blame.
kick the useless bunch of no marks out so they cant make any more dangerous decisions on "our" behalf.
[quote][p][bold]William Rudd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]megilleland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dplcv37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hereford Common Sense[/bold] wrote: At what point is sending a groundsman on most likely an hourly rate, in a van, with equipment to unload, having most likely used fuel to get there, to only make a gesture cut like this a good idea and the most cost effective? I've seen roundabouts with just the edges cut and not the middle. This is balmy and scares me that people with supposedly business acumen have suggested this. Crazy[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Why do they only turn up and do small patches when they could do the complete job in around 20 minutes in some places probably less on a ride on mower. The sad thing is that they aren't going to budge on their decision so the only thing we can do is MAKE SURE THAT THEY DO NOT GET RE-ELECTED IN 2015. They have made it perfectly clear what they think of us all.[/p][/quote]We can kick out the councillors in 2015, but we are are stuck with Balfour Beatty for 10 years.[/p][/quote]Exactly.Anger should be directed at Balfour Beatty,they have the contract to cut the grass and have it for the next 10 years.Changing the council at the next elections won't change a thing.[/p][/quote]Yes but HC signed the contract so they are as much to blame. kick the useless bunch of no marks out so they cant make any more dangerous decisions on "our" behalf. dplcv37
  • Score: 2

11:19am Tue 1 Jul 14

Bindi2014 says...

This is utterly disgusting, they also did this to the bishop's meadows which at the moment looks like a scene from jurassic park.
This is utterly disgusting, they also did this to the bishop's meadows which at the moment looks like a scene from jurassic park. Bindi2014
  • Score: 0

11:46am Tue 1 Jul 14

Hereford Born says...

Couldn't organise a p*** up in a brewery. Public Health are arguing for more money to target obesity levels, and then this lot deny my kids any decent kickabout areas to run around.
Maybe I should take them down to Edgar Street to use the pitch there.
Couldn't organise a p*** up in a brewery. Public Health are arguing for more money to target obesity levels, and then this lot deny my kids any decent kickabout areas to run around. Maybe I should take them down to Edgar Street to use the pitch there. Hereford Born
  • Score: 4

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