Mine has just done. Automated the watering of the park next to my house and
the whole thing was done by just the one bloke and his dog, quite literally,
a couple of machines, a trencher for the pipes and a little mini thing to
and put the dirt back after. Not obvious whether he works for the council or
is a contractor and I didn't think to ask he when I was talking to him.
Ours has just done that and got a great swag of stupid stuff fools want to
We're having the council election next weekend and one of the clowns who is
for mayor also had a discussion on the local facebook community notice board
one stupid cow who had been campaigning for the cemetery to be fenced for
got stuck into him about that. There has been some vandalism there over the
but the fools can't even manage to work out that no fence will make any
to that unless it has manned gates with security guards on the gates and
is utterly unaffordable. The clown running for major even proposed in that
that they have a fence down just one side of the cemetery with single gate
locked except when a burial is happening, but with the other two sides with
You likely can imagine what my comments about that were like.
You wouldn't actually. When there is no operation providing
the most basic services like rubbish collection and local roads,
no one wants to live there anymore and the place ends up
imploding into a ghost town.
Not possible without a council. In spades with the local roads.
Not even possible with bin collections and local roads
there is no way to collect the revenue with local roads.
Yes I'm not convinced that 'hot boxing' of breaking up roads is in fact
making ehe road last any longer. It really needs it all skimming off and
relaying, but more than that in many parts of the area the pavements are
very dangerous for pedestrians as well, but somehow the same enthusiasm for
fixing it does not seem to be there nor is the co-ordination of various
services so they don't dig it up one after the other like is in place for
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Actually, yes they are banned there but some have in fact been used to
inspect the cliffs for signs of subsidence and to see what birds are
However I suspect in this case they did not ask for the permission and sign
all the documents needed to get that permission. Modern Drones are tolerated
a lot more by birds than some of the older really noisy unreliable ones.
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My council spends money resurfacing sections of road that seem OK, but omits
to do nearby sections which have a dangerously potholed surface. It's
frustrating when you see signs "Road will be closed for two weeks" and you
think "Ah good, they'll sort out those potholes", only to find that they've
done everything *except* the potholes :-(
On Mon, 05 Sep 2016 09:38:33 +0100, Tim Streater wrote:
Better use a 3rd party site/app like https://www.fixmystreet.com
provides an independent audit, if needed (bearing in mind some road
defects are potential deathtraps). Stops the council claiming "they never
I was idly pondering while driving recently, that for all the shit
"features" car manufacturers think we need, a really useful addition
would be a button to press which would note the location for later upload
to a site like fixmystreet.
Faults I have reported via FMS have been fixed in time. Although the last
repair may have been hastened when I asked my local council for the
mineral rights to it. (I called them up and said the hole was so deep
coal was being thrown up, and could I sell it ?).
Kent County Council has a site where you report potholes. I haven't
looked at it for a few years, but back then you brought up a map,
scrolled to the place where the hole was and clicked on the map. There
was also a box to type in where it was. Seemed to be effective.
"Please stop telling us what you feel. Please stop telling us what your
intuition is. Your intuitive feelings are of no interest whatsoever,
Classic one round here. The road is a busy one leading to a housing
estate and on to a through route. They resurfaced it.
They didn't bother to resurface a little parking bay by the shops. Yes,
it is adopted; they even recently put up 30 minute parking restrictions
on it and sent someone round to check.
The light isn't good but you can see it's bad if you look round a bit:
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I've been thinking about retarmacing the top few metres of our drive
(it's mostly paving stones, but the end is tarmac), since it's been
looking a bit tired recently. I can home one day last month to find
that it had been done for me. I've still no idea why - it wasn't
particularly bad, and they didn't do anywhere else in our road. I
assume the council had something to do with it.
I have a tarmac drive end that they maintain, very odd. Stupid way the estate was built by Bett Homes I guess. Mind you, since they gave up the bush area and told me to maintain it (which I loved - I didn't even know it was mine! - it's now part of my front garden), they may stop doing the tarmac bit. Might have to get more monoblock done....
An expert is someone who takes a subject you understand and makes it sound confusing.
Regularly breaking the rules by loutish behaviour has netted Top
Gear's high rollers a small fortune. I'm not sure I sympathise with
their difficulties especially when they're littl emore than publicity
"What DO Top Gear's high rollers spend their ?55million
fortune on? From Clarkson's country estate to Hammond's
helicopter and James May's private plane... the luxury
lives of three BBC kings"
If you're saying their accumulated wealth is a problem, then I don't see
why. They put their energies into making a successful TV series and
reaped the rewards.
Open for anyone to do the same or similar...
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