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Summary

  • Evacuation of Lighthouse Park in St Brides announced
  • Flood alerts issued for several areas in Gwent ahead of high tides
  • Flood alerts for Crindau, Caerleon and coastal areas of Gwent

10:14am

10:13am

10:12am

10:11am

10:03am

6:35pm

5:35pm

Newport Council said that all properties at risk will have received an automated telephone call from National Resources Wales. If you are registered for this service, and have not received a phone call or a personal visit at your property, then you are not at risk.

5:30pm

South Wales Fire and Rescue say a request for sandbags has been made for flooding in Trafalgar Street Pontymister Risca.

5:27pm

A firecrew from Duffryn are helping with salvage at a property affected by flooding on Springfield Road Rhiwderin.

5:02pm

Newport Council say they will evacuate Lighthouse Park in St Brides in the wake of the the flood warnings given this afternoon.

The council say they urge residents to take action themselves to protect their property and it will help where it can but resources are limited.

4:55pm

MONMOUTHSHIRE County Council has said the A466 at Tintern will be closed for about 20 minutes both before and after high tides.

Tonight, the high tide is expected at 8.26pm. Tomorrow, high tide is expected at 8.47am and at 9.12pm, and on Sunday at 9.32am.

They said if the wet weather continues, further closures of the road might be necessary at high rides at 9.56pm on Sunday night and Monday morning at 10.15am.

4:48pm

Automated flood warning messages have been sent to people across the Crindau and Malpas Road area of Newport warning of a flooding risk.

Crindau resident Jon Powell of The Kiosk in Newport said that he had received a message which advised the public to take measures to protect their homes from water damage and to get their families to safety for the next five high tides, but no specific evacuation warning has been issued.

4:33pm

Map of flood warning areas on Caldicot Levels:

South Wales Argus:

4:24pm

Map of flood warning areas in coastal Gwent:

South Wales Argus:

4:22pm

New flood alerts have been issued for the following areas in Gwent:

Coast at the Caldicot Levels
Usk Estuary at Crindau and Malpas Road Area
Coast at the Wentlooge Levels in the Newport Area
Usk Estuary at Uskmouth and Old Town Docks
Usk Estuary at Caerleon

4:21pm

FLOOD warnings have been issued for rivers in Gwent tomorrow.

The flood warnings are for the Wye Estuary at Elmdale, Chepstow and near Tintern. More here

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5:22pm Fri 31 Jan 14

33daverave says...

Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend.
Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day.
The workers are fuming about it.
Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend. Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day. The workers are fuming about it. 33daverave
  • Score: 6

5:39pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Martyn Butler says...

Batten down the hatches folks

When this is all over I am calling for a city wide inquiry for the risks to the future of our city if we get The Big One - or as geologists keep reminding us WHEN we get the big one.

Looking at the flood maps we are cheerfully informed in Google Earth that Wentloog will flood to Cardiff Road Spitty will have a new undersea attraction Caerleon will get a brand new marina.

Do we feel safe? Have our planning departments lost their minds building schools and large estates on flood plains?

While the Thames and important city's around the world get flood barriers a modest plan to transform the look our city, protect us at times of crisis - and provide us with a modest power generation barrage is rejected on cost.

However few people ever stop to consider the cost to our city when half of it is under water.

Good Luck Newport - but there is a better way #reNewport
Batten down the hatches folks When this is all over I am calling for a city wide inquiry for the risks to the future of our city if we get The Big One - or as geologists keep reminding us WHEN we get the big one. Looking at the flood maps we are cheerfully informed in Google Earth that Wentloog will flood to Cardiff Road Spitty will have a new undersea attraction Caerleon will get a brand new marina. Do we feel safe? Have our planning departments lost their minds building schools and large estates on flood plains? While the Thames and important city's around the world get flood barriers a modest plan to transform the look our city, protect us at times of crisis - and provide us with a modest power generation barrage is rejected on cost. However few people ever stop to consider the cost to our city when half of it is under water. Good Luck Newport - but there is a better way #reNewport Martyn Butler
  • Score: 6

6:14pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Ringland Boy says...

33daverave wrote:
Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend.
Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day.
The workers are fuming about it.
I'm a council worker, I was 'requested' to work tonight helping with the problem. I told them no.
1) I don't see why I should give up my time.
2) I wasn't going to give up my evening for only single time.
3) After seeing comments like the from appreciative Newport Public, I'm glad I didn't .
[quote][p][bold]33daverave[/bold] wrote: Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend. Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day. The workers are fuming about it.[/p][/quote]I'm a council worker, I was 'requested' to work tonight helping with the problem. I told them no. 1) I don't see why I should give up my time. 2) I wasn't going to give up my evening for only single time. 3) After seeing comments like the from appreciative Newport Public, I'm glad I didn't . Ringland Boy
  • Score: -10

6:26pm Fri 31 Jan 14

33daverave says...

Ringland Boy wrote:
33daverave wrote:
Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend.
Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day.
The workers are fuming about it.
I'm a council worker, I was 'requested' to work tonight helping with the problem. I told them no.
1) I don't see why I should give up my time.
2) I wasn't going to give up my evening for only single time.
3) After seeing comments like the from appreciative Newport Public, I'm glad I didn't .
I don't blame you. It's poor management and not the front line workers who are at fault.
I saw the sandbags being taken away last Friday and knowing the tides we were due, couldn't believe it. Some of the management needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror.
[quote][p][bold]Ringland Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]33daverave[/bold] wrote: Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend. Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day. The workers are fuming about it.[/p][/quote]I'm a council worker, I was 'requested' to work tonight helping with the problem. I told them no. 1) I don't see why I should give up my time. 2) I wasn't going to give up my evening for only single time. 3) After seeing comments like the from appreciative Newport Public, I'm glad I didn't .[/p][/quote]I don't blame you. It's poor management and not the front line workers who are at fault. I saw the sandbags being taken away last Friday and knowing the tides we were due, couldn't believe it. Some of the management needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror. 33daverave
  • Score: -8

6:57pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Limestonecowboy says...

A few posts on this site doesn't necessarliy reflect the Newport public!
A few posts on this site doesn't necessarliy reflect the Newport public! Limestonecowboy
  • Score: 11

7:08pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Lazysaint says...

33daverave wrote:
Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend. Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day. The workers are fuming about it.
daverave ,
I also work for the council and did work on this evening and if needed will be out when called at any hour and the sand bags that were collected in were at request of the residents I had to attend an address today ! and they still wanted them removed , so cheers mate glad we can be of service for you ! also by the by the flooding is coming in from the river yes ? which is not the councils responsability but the river authority / environmental agency . we are looking in the mirror and it's all good , what most of the workers fume about is getting slag off by jerks rave !
[quote][p][bold]33daverave[/bold] wrote: Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend. Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day. The workers are fuming about it.[/p][/quote]daverave , I also work for the council and did work on this evening and if needed will be out when called at any hour and the sand bags that were collected in were at request of the residents I had to attend an address today ! and they still wanted them removed , so cheers mate glad we can be of service for you ! also by the by the flooding is coming in from the river yes ? which is not the councils responsability but the river authority / environmental agency . we are looking in the mirror and it's all good , what most of the workers fume about is getting slag off by jerks rave ! Lazysaint
  • Score: 20

8:24pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Thinking heads says...

I can see venium and anger ?
BUT we must direct it to the right people the department head that made the decision. NOT The people that carry out the orders.
SO councillors whichever department head made this discussion his head is on the block.
OR is this going to be another mural incapable of finding culprit who gave order?
I can see venium and anger ? BUT we must direct it to the right people the department head that made the decision. NOT The people that carry out the orders. SO councillors whichever department head made this discussion his head is on the block. OR is this going to be another mural incapable of finding culprit who gave order? Thinking heads
  • Score: 5

8:39pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Lazysaint says...

Twinkin heads ,
Twas the request of some of the residents that the call centre passed on to remove said bags blad ! daft as it may seem but on a request of the resident and blame the boss ? damed if they do damed if they don't as for the mural old old winge onwards and upwards !
Twinkin heads , Twas the request of some of the residents that the call centre passed on to remove said bags blad ! daft as it may seem but on a request of the resident and blame the boss ? damed if they do damed if they don't as for the mural old old winge onwards and upwards ! Lazysaint
  • Score: -2

8:43pm Fri 31 Jan 14

hazellboy says...

Ringland Boy wrote:
33daverave wrote:
Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend.
Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day.
The workers are fuming about it.
I'm a council worker, I was 'requested' to work tonight helping with the problem. I told them no.
1) I don't see why I should give up my time.
2) I wasn't going to give up my evening for only single time.
3) After seeing comments like the from appreciative Newport Public, I'm glad I didn't .
typical council employee (wont say worker cause most don't work! ) should be grateful your employed and go the extra mile for your city
[quote][p][bold]Ringland Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]33daverave[/bold] wrote: Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend. Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day. The workers are fuming about it.[/p][/quote]I'm a council worker, I was 'requested' to work tonight helping with the problem. I told them no. 1) I don't see why I should give up my time. 2) I wasn't going to give up my evening for only single time. 3) After seeing comments like the from appreciative Newport Public, I'm glad I didn't .[/p][/quote]typical council employee (wont say worker cause most don't work! ) should be grateful your employed and go the extra mile for your city hazellboy
  • Score: -12

10:09pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Ringland Boy says...

hazellboy wrote:
Ringland Boy wrote:
33daverave wrote:
Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend.
Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day.
The workers are fuming about it.
I'm a council worker, I was 'requested' to work tonight helping with the problem. I told them no.
1) I don't see why I should give up my time.
2) I wasn't going to give up my evening for only single time.
3) After seeing comments like the from appreciative Newport Public, I'm glad I didn't .
typical council employee (wont say worker cause most don't work! ) should be grateful your employed and go the extra mile for your city
Listen pal, I get paid for 37 hours, when In work I give my best, however I don't work a minute longer than that, give me a reason why I should.

I have had my pay frozen for years my pension cut terms and conditions amended not in my favour of course, in short been treated like sh*t. Why the hell should I give up MY time, not yours MINE, to help ungreatful people, who all they do is moan.

Once I clock out, quite frankly what i do is no ones business except mine, and the moaners and whingers of Newport can go do one !
[quote][p][bold]hazellboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ringland Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]33daverave[/bold] wrote: Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend. Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day. The workers are fuming about it.[/p][/quote]I'm a council worker, I was 'requested' to work tonight helping with the problem. I told them no. 1) I don't see why I should give up my time. 2) I wasn't going to give up my evening for only single time. 3) After seeing comments like the from appreciative Newport Public, I'm glad I didn't .[/p][/quote]typical council employee (wont say worker cause most don't work! ) should be grateful your employed and go the extra mile for your city[/p][/quote]Listen pal, I get paid for 37 hours, when In work I give my best, however I don't work a minute longer than that, give me a reason why I should. I have had my pay frozen for years my pension cut terms and conditions amended not in my favour of course, in short been treated like sh*t. Why the hell should I give up MY time, not yours MINE, to help ungreatful people, who all they do is moan. Once I clock out, quite frankly what i do is no ones business except mine, and the moaners and whingers of Newport can go do one ! Ringland Boy
  • Score: 8

10:48pm Fri 31 Jan 14

bluebanana says...

Weather forecasts are only reliable up to 3 days ahead. So perfectly justified to clear up mess in a street (i.e. sandbags) a week ago.

By the way, it is not the responsibility of the council, environment agency/natural resources wales or emergency services to supply you with sandbags. It is up to property owners to look after their own properties. There is no duty on the council to supply sandbags - like it or not, thats the legislation. Think yourselves lucky you actually got some AND they cleared them up again!
Weather forecasts are only reliable up to 3 days ahead. So perfectly justified to clear up mess in a street (i.e. sandbags) a week ago. By the way, it is not the responsibility of the council, environment agency/natural resources wales or emergency services to supply you with sandbags. It is up to property owners to look after their own properties. There is no duty on the council to supply sandbags - like it or not, thats the legislation. Think yourselves lucky you actually got some AND they cleared them up again! bluebanana
  • Score: 15

11:47pm Fri 31 Jan 14

NP4 hope says...

If people choose to live in an area prone to flooding should they not take some responsibility for their property's protection?! I remember reading not so long back that a number of people would rather stay in the pub at St Brides rather than leave when advised. I bet these people would like to be rescued by volunteers manning sea/river rescues though. Nice to think of the bigger picture eh or just happily criticise those going about a normal working day. Those people moaning have you actually approached your AM, MP, community council or any other significant other paid to represent your voice or do you think a whinge on here is enough??!! Well done, you must be so proud
If people choose to live in an area prone to flooding should they not take some responsibility for their property's protection?! I remember reading not so long back that a number of people would rather stay in the pub at St Brides rather than leave when advised. I bet these people would like to be rescued by volunteers manning sea/river rescues though. Nice to think of the bigger picture eh or just happily criticise those going about a normal working day. Those people moaning have you actually approached your AM, MP, community council or any other significant other paid to represent your voice or do you think a whinge on here is enough??!! Well done, you must be so proud NP4 hope
  • Score: 8

11:49pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Welshchief says...

Ringland Boy wrote:
hazellboy wrote:
Ringland Boy wrote:
33daverave wrote:
Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend.
Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day.
The workers are fuming about it.
I'm a council worker, I was 'requested' to work tonight helping with the problem. I told them no.
1) I don't see why I should give up my time.
2) I wasn't going to give up my evening for only single time.
3) After seeing comments like the from appreciative Newport Public, I'm glad I didn't .
typical council employee (wont say worker cause most don't work! ) should be grateful your employed and go the extra mile for your city
Listen pal, I get paid for 37 hours, when In work I give my best, however I don't work a minute longer than that, give me a reason why I should.

I have had my pay frozen for years my pension cut terms and conditions amended not in my favour of course, in short been treated like sh*t. Why the hell should I give up MY time, not yours MINE, to help ungreatful people, who all they do is moan.

Once I clock out, quite frankly what i do is no ones business except mine, and the moaners and whingers of Newport can go do one !
Ringland boy, it's called compassionate humanitarian aid. There may be many who slag off this city, there maybe many who wished they did not live here any longer, there may be many that moan like hell about the council, the cuts, the Assembly and the Government, but there are still loads of us that would go out of our way to work, and help save our communities, and given the chance our city. I am even sure that there are those who would gladly take on your job at the wages you get, that have been out of work because of the state the country is in. So while you believe you have been hard done by, and I'm not doubting you have, try remembering that there are people worse off than you, not only here in Newport, but also around the world. As a people we Brits have been at the forefront of providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief assistance in some of the worlds worst disasters. I and my fellow armed forces veterans have served and given above and beyond for no extra pay around the world, as have those who work for or volunteer with humanitarian relief and disaster charities, and you moan about only getting single pay. You disgust me! From a former Crindau and Ringland man.
[quote][p][bold]Ringland Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hazellboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ringland Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]33daverave[/bold] wrote: Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend. Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day. The workers are fuming about it.[/p][/quote]I'm a council worker, I was 'requested' to work tonight helping with the problem. I told them no. 1) I don't see why I should give up my time. 2) I wasn't going to give up my evening for only single time. 3) After seeing comments like the from appreciative Newport Public, I'm glad I didn't .[/p][/quote]typical council employee (wont say worker cause most don't work! ) should be grateful your employed and go the extra mile for your city[/p][/quote]Listen pal, I get paid for 37 hours, when In work I give my best, however I don't work a minute longer than that, give me a reason why I should. I have had my pay frozen for years my pension cut terms and conditions amended not in my favour of course, in short been treated like sh*t. Why the hell should I give up MY time, not yours MINE, to help ungreatful people, who all they do is moan. Once I clock out, quite frankly what i do is no ones business except mine, and the moaners and whingers of Newport can go do one ![/p][/quote]Ringland boy, it's called compassionate humanitarian aid. There may be many who slag off this city, there maybe many who wished they did not live here any longer, there may be many that moan like hell about the council, the cuts, the Assembly and the Government, but there are still loads of us that would go out of our way to work, and help save our communities, and given the chance our city. I am even sure that there are those who would gladly take on your job at the wages you get, that have been out of work because of the state the country is in. So while you believe you have been hard done by, and I'm not doubting you have, try remembering that there are people worse off than you, not only here in Newport, but also around the world. As a people we Brits have been at the forefront of providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief assistance in some of the worlds worst disasters. I and my fellow armed forces veterans have served and given above and beyond for no extra pay around the world, as have those who work for or volunteer with humanitarian relief and disaster charities, and you moan about only getting single pay. You disgust me! From a former Crindau and Ringland man. Welshchief
  • Score: 4

9:43am Sat 1 Feb 14

Lazysaint says...

Welshchief wrote:
Ringland Boy wrote:
hazellboy wrote:
Ringland Boy wrote:
33daverave wrote: Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend. Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day. The workers are fuming about it.
I'm a council worker, I was 'requested' to work tonight helping with the problem. I told them no. 1) I don't see why I should give up my time. 2) I wasn't going to give up my evening for only single time. 3) After seeing comments like the from appreciative Newport Public, I'm glad I didn't .
typical council employee (wont say worker cause most don't work! ) should be grateful your employed and go the extra mile for your city
Listen pal, I get paid for 37 hours, when In work I give my best, however I don't work a minute longer than that, give me a reason why I should. I have had my pay frozen for years my pension cut terms and conditions amended not in my favour of course, in short been treated like sh*t. Why the hell should I give up MY time, not yours MINE, to help ungreatful people, who all they do is moan. Once I clock out, quite frankly what i do is no ones business except mine, and the moaners and whingers of Newport can go do one !
Ringland boy, it's called compassionate humanitarian aid. There may be many who slag off this city, there maybe many who wished they did not live here any longer, there may be many that moan like hell about the council, the cuts, the Assembly and the Government, but there are still loads of us that would go out of our way to work, and help save our communities, and given the chance our city. I am even sure that there are those who would gladly take on your job at the wages you get, that have been out of work because of the state the country is in. So while you believe you have been hard done by, and I'm not doubting you have, try remembering that there are people worse off than you, not only here in Newport, but also around the world. As a people we Brits have been at the forefront of providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief assistance in some of the worlds worst disasters. I and my fellow armed forces veterans have served and given above and beyond for no extra pay around the world, as have those who work for or volunteer with humanitarian relief and disaster charities, and you moan about only getting single pay. You disgust me! From a former Crindau and Ringland man.
Chief ,
There are more than a few ex-service that work for the council and we
try to show them the way , But Shame On Him Who Thinks ILL Of It .
It is all he Knows , Sift and Bold !!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Welshchief[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ringland Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hazellboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ringland Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]33daverave[/bold] wrote: Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend. Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day. The workers are fuming about it.[/p][/quote]I'm a council worker, I was 'requested' to work tonight helping with the problem. I told them no. 1) I don't see why I should give up my time. 2) I wasn't going to give up my evening for only single time. 3) After seeing comments like the from appreciative Newport Public, I'm glad I didn't .[/p][/quote]typical council employee (wont say worker cause most don't work! ) should be grateful your employed and go the extra mile for your city[/p][/quote]Listen pal, I get paid for 37 hours, when In work I give my best, however I don't work a minute longer than that, give me a reason why I should. I have had my pay frozen for years my pension cut terms and conditions amended not in my favour of course, in short been treated like sh*t. Why the hell should I give up MY time, not yours MINE, to help ungreatful people, who all they do is moan. Once I clock out, quite frankly what i do is no ones business except mine, and the moaners and whingers of Newport can go do one ![/p][/quote]Ringland boy, it's called compassionate humanitarian aid. There may be many who slag off this city, there maybe many who wished they did not live here any longer, there may be many that moan like hell about the council, the cuts, the Assembly and the Government, but there are still loads of us that would go out of our way to work, and help save our communities, and given the chance our city. I am even sure that there are those who would gladly take on your job at the wages you get, that have been out of work because of the state the country is in. So while you believe you have been hard done by, and I'm not doubting you have, try remembering that there are people worse off than you, not only here in Newport, but also around the world. As a people we Brits have been at the forefront of providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief assistance in some of the worlds worst disasters. I and my fellow armed forces veterans have served and given above and beyond for no extra pay around the world, as have those who work for or volunteer with humanitarian relief and disaster charities, and you moan about only getting single pay. You disgust me! From a former Crindau and Ringland man.[/p][/quote]Chief , There are more than a few ex-service that work for the council and we try to show them the way , But Shame On Him Who Thinks ILL Of It . It is all he Knows , Sift and Bold !!!!!! Lazysaint
  • Score: 0

9:45am Sat 1 Feb 14

Lazysaint says...

Welshchief wrote:
Ringland Boy wrote:
hazellboy wrote:
Ringland Boy wrote:
33daverave wrote: Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend. Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day. The workers are fuming about it.
I'm a council worker, I was 'requested' to work tonight helping with the problem. I told them no. 1) I don't see why I should give up my time. 2) I wasn't going to give up my evening for only single time. 3) After seeing comments like the from appreciative Newport Public, I'm glad I didn't .
typical council employee (wont say worker cause most don't work! ) should be grateful your employed and go the extra mile for your city
Listen pal, I get paid for 37 hours, when In work I give my best, however I don't work a minute longer than that, give me a reason why I should. I have had my pay frozen for years my pension cut terms and conditions amended not in my favour of course, in short been treated like sh*t. Why the hell should I give up MY time, not yours MINE, to help ungreatful people, who all they do is moan. Once I clock out, quite frankly what i do is no ones business except mine, and the moaners and whingers of Newport can go do one !
Ringland boy, it's called compassionate humanitarian aid. There may be many who slag off this city, there maybe many who wished they did not live here any longer, there may be many that moan like hell about the council, the cuts, the Assembly and the Government, but there are still loads of us that would go out of our way to work, and help save our communities, and given the chance our city. I am even sure that there are those who would gladly take on your job at the wages you get, that have been out of work because of the state the country is in. So while you believe you have been hard done by, and I'm not doubting you have, try remembering that there are people worse off than you, not only here in Newport, but also around the world. As a people we Brits have been at the forefront of providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief assistance in some of the worlds worst disasters. I and my fellow armed forces veterans have served and given above and beyond for no extra pay around the world, as have those who work for or volunteer with humanitarian relief and disaster charities, and you moan about only getting single pay. You disgust me! From a former Crindau and Ringland man.
Chief ,
There are more than a few ex-service that work for the council and we
try to show them the way , But Shame On Him Who Thinks ILL Of It .
It is all he Knows , Sift and Bold !!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Welshchief[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ringland Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hazellboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ringland Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]33daverave[/bold] wrote: Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend. Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day. The workers are fuming about it.[/p][/quote]I'm a council worker, I was 'requested' to work tonight helping with the problem. I told them no. 1) I don't see why I should give up my time. 2) I wasn't going to give up my evening for only single time. 3) After seeing comments like the from appreciative Newport Public, I'm glad I didn't .[/p][/quote]typical council employee (wont say worker cause most don't work! ) should be grateful your employed and go the extra mile for your city[/p][/quote]Listen pal, I get paid for 37 hours, when In work I give my best, however I don't work a minute longer than that, give me a reason why I should. I have had my pay frozen for years my pension cut terms and conditions amended not in my favour of course, in short been treated like sh*t. Why the hell should I give up MY time, not yours MINE, to help ungreatful people, who all they do is moan. Once I clock out, quite frankly what i do is no ones business except mine, and the moaners and whingers of Newport can go do one ![/p][/quote]Ringland boy, it's called compassionate humanitarian aid. There may be many who slag off this city, there maybe many who wished they did not live here any longer, there may be many that moan like hell about the council, the cuts, the Assembly and the Government, but there are still loads of us that would go out of our way to work, and help save our communities, and given the chance our city. I am even sure that there are those who would gladly take on your job at the wages you get, that have been out of work because of the state the country is in. So while you believe you have been hard done by, and I'm not doubting you have, try remembering that there are people worse off than you, not only here in Newport, but also around the world. As a people we Brits have been at the forefront of providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief assistance in some of the worlds worst disasters. I and my fellow armed forces veterans have served and given above and beyond for no extra pay around the world, as have those who work for or volunteer with humanitarian relief and disaster charities, and you moan about only getting single pay. You disgust me! From a former Crindau and Ringland man.[/p][/quote]Chief , There are more than a few ex-service that work for the council and we try to show them the way , But Shame On Him Who Thinks ILL Of It . It is all he Knows , Sift and Bold !!!!!! Lazysaint
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10:53am Sat 1 Feb 14

Ringland Boy says...

Welshchief wrote:
Ringland Boy wrote:
hazellboy wrote:
Ringland Boy wrote:
33daverave wrote:
Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend.
Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day.
The workers are fuming about it.
I'm a council worker, I was 'requested' to work tonight helping with the problem. I told them no.
1) I don't see why I should give up my time.
2) I wasn't going to give up my evening for only single time.
3) After seeing comments like the from appreciative Newport Public, I'm glad I didn't .
typical council employee (wont say worker cause most don't work! ) should be grateful your employed and go the extra mile for your city
Listen pal, I get paid for 37 hours, when In work I give my best, however I don't work a minute longer than that, give me a reason why I should.

I have had my pay frozen for years my pension cut terms and conditions amended not in my favour of course, in short been treated like sh*t. Why the hell should I give up MY time, not yours MINE, to help ungreatful people, who all they do is moan.

Once I clock out, quite frankly what i do is no ones business except mine, and the moaners and whingers of Newport can go do one !
Ringland boy, it's called compassionate humanitarian aid. There may be many who slag off this city, there maybe many who wished they did not live here any longer, there may be many that moan like hell about the council, the cuts, the Assembly and the Government, but there are still loads of us that would go out of our way to work, and help save our communities, and given the chance our city. I am even sure that there are those who would gladly take on your job at the wages you get, that have been out of work because of the state the country is in. So while you believe you have been hard done by, and I'm not doubting you have, try remembering that there are people worse off than you, not only here in Newport, but also around the world. As a people we Brits have been at the forefront of providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief assistance in some of the worlds worst disasters. I and my fellow armed forces veterans have served and given above and beyond for no extra pay around the world, as have those who work for or volunteer with humanitarian relief and disaster charities, and you moan about only getting single pay. You disgust me! From a former Crindau and Ringland man.
People like you make me sick, 'Lucky to have a job' yer right, does that mean I should put up with all sorts of crap form the Council, and the likes of you ?

A lot of my colleauges were pressed ganged into working, and gave up their free time for very little reward, come Monday morning your sort and other Newport residents will no doubt be on here slagging them off as per usual.

Newport people, you reap what you sow, you can't go on here demanding sackings of workers, cuts to their pay and conditions and then expect them you jump when you say.

The Council and the moaners and whingers of Newport got a bit of payback off me last night, it felt good, and yes I'd do it again.

Now pal what you going to do about it ?
[quote][p][bold]Welshchief[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ringland Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hazellboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ringland Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]33daverave[/bold] wrote: Own up now. Which idiot at the Council ordered the removal of sandbags at Crindau last Friday only to have to rush them back for this weekend. Do these people ever check tides and weather or just pick their noses all day. The workers are fuming about it.[/p][/quote]I'm a council worker, I was 'requested' to work tonight helping with the problem. I told them no. 1) I don't see why I should give up my time. 2) I wasn't going to give up my evening for only single time. 3) After seeing comments like the from appreciative Newport Public, I'm glad I didn't .[/p][/quote]typical council employee (wont say worker cause most don't work! ) should be grateful your employed and go the extra mile for your city[/p][/quote]Listen pal, I get paid for 37 hours, when In work I give my best, however I don't work a minute longer than that, give me a reason why I should. I have had my pay frozen for years my pension cut terms and conditions amended not in my favour of course, in short been treated like sh*t. Why the hell should I give up MY time, not yours MINE, to help ungreatful people, who all they do is moan. Once I clock out, quite frankly what i do is no ones business except mine, and the moaners and whingers of Newport can go do one ![/p][/quote]Ringland boy, it's called compassionate humanitarian aid. There may be many who slag off this city, there maybe many who wished they did not live here any longer, there may be many that moan like hell about the council, the cuts, the Assembly and the Government, but there are still loads of us that would go out of our way to work, and help save our communities, and given the chance our city. I am even sure that there are those who would gladly take on your job at the wages you get, that have been out of work because of the state the country is in. So while you believe you have been hard done by, and I'm not doubting you have, try remembering that there are people worse off than you, not only here in Newport, but also around the world. As a people we Brits have been at the forefront of providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief assistance in some of the worlds worst disasters. I and my fellow armed forces veterans have served and given above and beyond for no extra pay around the world, as have those who work for or volunteer with humanitarian relief and disaster charities, and you moan about only getting single pay. You disgust me! From a former Crindau and Ringland man.[/p][/quote]People like you make me sick, 'Lucky to have a job' yer right, does that mean I should put up with all sorts of crap form the Council, and the likes of you ? A lot of my colleauges were pressed ganged into working, and gave up their free time for very little reward, come Monday morning your sort and other Newport residents will no doubt be on here slagging them off as per usual. Newport people, you reap what you sow, you can't go on here demanding sackings of workers, cuts to their pay and conditions and then expect them you jump when you say. The Council and the moaners and whingers of Newport got a bit of payback off me last night, it felt good, and yes I'd do it again. Now pal what you going to do about it ? Ringland Boy
  • Score: -3

12:50pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Thinking heads says...

It's sad the operatives on the ground think thay are not apersheatd ?
THAY Are.
Thay work in a weather conditions not in an office.Thay meet the public face to face. Don't have the advantage of hiding behind a call centre.
When the complaints come to the relevant no one is available .
so the call centre have to tell you send a email the department will respond in 14 days .
Good luck lad's and lasses put your wet gear on and THANKS
It's sad the operatives on the ground think thay are not apersheatd ? THAY Are. Thay work in a weather conditions not in an office.Thay meet the public face to face. Don't have the advantage of hiding behind a call centre. When the complaints come to the relevant no one is available . so the call centre have to tell you send a email the department will respond in 14 days . Good luck lad's and lasses put your wet gear on and THANKS Thinking heads
  • Score: 5

7:19pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Ringland Boy says...

Thinking heads wrote:
It's sad the operatives on the ground think thay are not apersheatd ?
THAY Are.
Thay work in a weather conditions not in an office.Thay meet the public face to face. Don't have the advantage of hiding behind a call centre.
When the complaints come to the relevant no one is available .
so the call centre have to tell you send a email the department will respond in 14 days .
Good luck lad's and lasses put your wet gear on and THANKS
Just think some of those operatives you 'appreciate' will be made redundant in a few weeks time. Bet you won't even give them a second thought.
[quote][p][bold]Thinking heads[/bold] wrote: It's sad the operatives on the ground think thay are not apersheatd ? THAY Are. Thay work in a weather conditions not in an office.Thay meet the public face to face. Don't have the advantage of hiding behind a call centre. When the complaints come to the relevant no one is available . so the call centre have to tell you send a email the department will respond in 14 days . Good luck lad's and lasses put your wet gear on and THANKS[/p][/quote]Just think some of those operatives you 'appreciate' will be made redundant in a few weeks time. Bet you won't even give them a second thought. Ringland Boy
  • Score: -1

2:38am Sun 2 Feb 14

bravoscar says...

Has bought a house on a hill and it will be worth 1.2 million pounds when severn flood banks break. I might even have a boat garage fitted to my condo!
Has bought a house on a hill and it will be worth 1.2 million pounds when severn flood banks break. I might even have a boat garage fitted to my condo! bravoscar
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9:21pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Thinking heads says...

Yes it is very sad and I am thinking maybe in the place for cuts. Computers and fan heater dont work in the rain and you don't fill sand bags in an office with lights on?
Keep warm don't get wet mind you dont get sand in your paper cut.
Yes it is very sad and I am thinking maybe in the place for cuts. Computers and fan heater dont work in the rain and you don't fill sand bags in an office with lights on? Keep warm don't get wet mind you dont get sand in your paper cut. Thinking heads
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