Promise to trim borough’s grass

Promise to trim borough’s grass

Promise to trim borough’s grass

First published in Local News

GRASS will be cut more promptly in Castle Point, councillors have promised.

After complaints over the state of the grass at St Katherine’s Churchyard, Canvey, the Victoria House Corner roundabout, in Hadleigh, and Thundersley Common playing field, councillors have taken action.

Castle Point Council leader, Colin Riley, and Tom Skipp, the councillor responsible for the environment and leisure, met the contractor Pinnacle this week.

They agreed with Pinnacle that more resources were needed and more machines and staff will now be brought in. Mr Skipp said: “We had a frank discussion and we let them know what we needed from them to bring the grass cutting back on schedule.”

An extra three-man team and an extra machine have been drafted in to address the issue of overgrown grass across the borough.

Mr Skipp said grass cutting would be back on schedule by the end of next week.

Deputy leader of the council, Bill Sharp, said: “I am delighted the new cabinet members and officers have seen this problem early, addressed it quickly and will ensure this does not happen again.”

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12:37pm Mon 30 Jun 14

andy:) says...

It shouldnt need complaints before they take action, it should be one of the services supplied by the council, penny pinching Tories think they can continually cut away at services with no ill effect, time and time again this has been proven not to be the case.
It shouldnt need complaints before they take action, it should be one of the services supplied by the council, penny pinching Tories think they can continually cut away at services with no ill effect, time and time again this has been proven not to be the case. andy:)
  • Score: 3

1:29pm Mon 30 Jun 14

John Right says...

Good job these in charge of cutting grass, aren't in charge of much else, oh but they are..
Good job these in charge of cutting grass, aren't in charge of much else, oh but they are.. John Right
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2:04pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Old Southendian says...

Don't hold your breath! I was told by the man on the Pinnacle lorry that our road should be swept every three weeks. Every three months, or longer, would be nearer the time scale.
Don't hold your breath! I was told by the man on the Pinnacle lorry that our road should be swept every three weeks. Every three months, or longer, would be nearer the time scale. Old Southendian
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7:06pm Mon 30 Jun 14

John Right says...

Old Southendian wrote:
Don't hold your breath! I was told by the man on the Pinnacle lorry that our road should be swept every three weeks. Every three months, or longer, would be nearer the time scale.
Got a broom and five minutes ? go on do your bit...
[quote][p][bold]Old Southendian[/bold] wrote: Don't hold your breath! I was told by the man on the Pinnacle lorry that our road should be swept every three weeks. Every three months, or longer, would be nearer the time scale.[/p][/quote]Got a broom and five minutes ? go on do your bit... John Right
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7:35pm Mon 30 Jun 14

benfleet 20 says...

I've got a broom and a dust pan and brush and I do my bit and still pay my council tax for a service I am having to do myself
I've got a broom and a dust pan and brush and I do my bit and still pay my council tax for a service I am having to do myself benfleet 20
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8:17pm Mon 30 Jun 14

John Right says...

Perhaps the unemployed could begin to repay their debts to society, give them a manual lawn mower and ten sacks, to fill for 10% of their hand out
Perhaps the unemployed could begin to repay their debts to society, give them a manual lawn mower and ten sacks, to fill for 10% of their hand out John Right
  • Score: 1

8:48pm Mon 30 Jun 14

benfleet 20 says...

Fully agree with you the government should have introduced a 2 days a week work programme for the unemployed to pay back society for benefits received, perhaps for people who have been unemployed for 6 months or longer imagine how clean our roads and grass verges would be. The problem with Pinnacle is that they do the areas that are seen I.e. High road tarpots end not the side roads, we're supposed to have litter pickers I've seen two in 6 years down our road.
Fully agree with you the government should have introduced a 2 days a week work programme for the unemployed to pay back society for benefits received, perhaps for people who have been unemployed for 6 months or longer imagine how clean our roads and grass verges would be. The problem with Pinnacle is that they do the areas that are seen I.e. High road tarpots end not the side roads, we're supposed to have litter pickers I've seen two in 6 years down our road. benfleet 20
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4:06pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

John Right wrote:
Perhaps the unemployed could begin to repay their debts to society, give them a manual lawn mower and ten sacks, to fill for 10% of their hand out
Repay their debts to society? What, you mean people who are unemployed through no fault of their own, perhaps through redundancy? People who may have had many years of employment behind them and have paid their taxes since the age of 16 and are now unemployed. Who the hell do you think you are? Marie Antoinette?

Not all unemployed are layabouts; many of them are imported too or wouldn't you have a go at them because you are only concerned with white English unemployed?

People like you make me sick. What exactly gives you the right to sit in judgement and lump all unemployed into the same category.

You never make a comment that is worthy of any merit, never do your research and are always castigating innocent decent people instead of aiming your remarks at those who can do something about it.

If you have a grouse about grass cutting or other local issues, I suggest you contact your local councillor. Otherwise pipe down.
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: Perhaps the unemployed could begin to repay their debts to society, give them a manual lawn mower and ten sacks, to fill for 10% of their hand out[/p][/quote]Repay their debts to society? What, you mean people who are unemployed through no fault of their own, perhaps through redundancy? People who may have had many years of employment behind them and have paid their taxes since the age of 16 and are now unemployed. Who the hell do you think you are? Marie Antoinette? Not all unemployed are layabouts; many of them are imported too or wouldn't you have a go at them because you are only concerned with white English unemployed? People like you make me sick. What exactly gives you the right to sit in judgement and lump all unemployed into the same category. You never make a comment that is worthy of any merit, never do your research and are always castigating innocent decent people instead of aiming your remarks at those who can do something about it. If you have a grouse about grass cutting or other local issues, I suggest you contact your local councillor. Otherwise pipe down. Kim Gandy
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4:07pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

John Right wrote:
Old Southendian wrote:
Don't hold your breath! I was told by the man on the Pinnacle lorry that our road should be swept every three weeks. Every three months, or longer, would be nearer the time scale.
Got a broom and five minutes ? go on do your bit...
..and what exactly do YOU do for the benefit of your community that you are such a shining example to the rest of us....
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Southendian[/bold] wrote: Don't hold your breath! I was told by the man on the Pinnacle lorry that our road should be swept every three weeks. Every three months, or longer, would be nearer the time scale.[/p][/quote]Got a broom and five minutes ? go on do your bit...[/p][/quote]..and what exactly do YOU do for the benefit of your community that you are such a shining example to the rest of us.... Kim Gandy
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4:11pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

benfleet 20 wrote:
Fully agree with you the government should have introduced a 2 days a week work programme for the unemployed to pay back society for benefits received, perhaps for people who have been unemployed for 6 months or longer imagine how clean our roads and grass verges would be. The problem with Pinnacle is that they do the areas that are seen I.e. High road tarpots end not the side roads, we're supposed to have litter pickers I've seen two in 6 years down our road.
it is not always unemployed that receive benefits.

People who are employed often receive them to top up low wages. There are people out there desperately trying to get jobs in a difficult economic climate with cheap foreign labour undercutting them.

I suggest you people think deeper about your comments before posting. People are in receipt of benefits for all sorts of reasons other than unemployment. Some are on incapacity benefit for example.

There are people who work who receive benefits, legitimately and those who cannot work who are entitled to nothing. The system is crazy and favours cheats and layabouts.

But that is no reason to tar all receivers of benefits with the same brush.

One day you may be in such a position yourself; will you be singing the same tune then?
[quote][p][bold]benfleet 20[/bold] wrote: Fully agree with you the government should have introduced a 2 days a week work programme for the unemployed to pay back society for benefits received, perhaps for people who have been unemployed for 6 months or longer imagine how clean our roads and grass verges would be. The problem with Pinnacle is that they do the areas that are seen I.e. High road tarpots end not the side roads, we're supposed to have litter pickers I've seen two in 6 years down our road.[/p][/quote]it is not always unemployed that receive benefits. People who are employed often receive them to top up low wages. There are people out there desperately trying to get jobs in a difficult economic climate with cheap foreign labour undercutting them. I suggest you people think deeper about your comments before posting. People are in receipt of benefits for all sorts of reasons other than unemployment. Some are on incapacity benefit for example. There are people who work who receive benefits, legitimately and those who cannot work who are entitled to nothing. The system is crazy and favours cheats and layabouts. But that is no reason to tar all receivers of benefits with the same brush. One day you may be in such a position yourself; will you be singing the same tune then? Kim Gandy
  • Score: 0

4:11pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

benfleet 20 wrote:
Fully agree with you the government should have introduced a 2 days a week work programme for the unemployed to pay back society for benefits received, perhaps for people who have been unemployed for 6 months or longer imagine how clean our roads and grass verges would be. The problem with Pinnacle is that they do the areas that are seen I.e. High road tarpots end not the side roads, we're supposed to have litter pickers I've seen two in 6 years down our road.
it is not always unemployed that receive benefits.

People who are employed often receive them to top up low wages. There are people out there desperately trying to get jobs in a difficult economic climate with cheap foreign labour undercutting them.

I suggest you people think deeper about your comments before posting. People are in receipt of benefits for all sorts of reasons other than unemployment. Some are on incapacity benefit for example.

There are people who work who receive benefits, legitimately and those who cannot work who are entitled to nothing. The system is crazy and favours cheats and layabouts.

But that is no reason to tar all receivers of benefits with the same brush.

One day you may be in such a position yourself; will you be singing the same tune then?
[quote][p][bold]benfleet 20[/bold] wrote: Fully agree with you the government should have introduced a 2 days a week work programme for the unemployed to pay back society for benefits received, perhaps for people who have been unemployed for 6 months or longer imagine how clean our roads and grass verges would be. The problem with Pinnacle is that they do the areas that are seen I.e. High road tarpots end not the side roads, we're supposed to have litter pickers I've seen two in 6 years down our road.[/p][/quote]it is not always unemployed that receive benefits. People who are employed often receive them to top up low wages. There are people out there desperately trying to get jobs in a difficult economic climate with cheap foreign labour undercutting them. I suggest you people think deeper about your comments before posting. People are in receipt of benefits for all sorts of reasons other than unemployment. Some are on incapacity benefit for example. There are people who work who receive benefits, legitimately and those who cannot work who are entitled to nothing. The system is crazy and favours cheats and layabouts. But that is no reason to tar all receivers of benefits with the same brush. One day you may be in such a position yourself; will you be singing the same tune then? Kim Gandy
  • Score: 0

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