Leave leaves

IT’S NICE to know that Newport City Council still have enough money in their coffers to send workmen out to vacuum up the leaves that fall in our parks and open spaces. As well as the industrial sized vacuums they then cart the leaves away in a lorry. What a complete and utter waste of council taxpayers money, surely that money could be spent on more worthwhile things?

Mr R. B. Orford Nightingale Court Newport

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12:33pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Vox Dei says...

Moan, moan, moan. This letter boils down to: Person X doesn't like money spent on project A, would rather it spent on project B and decries anyone who thinks otherwise. Meanwhile, Person Y doesn't like money spent on project B and would rather it spent on project A. Rinse and repeat...
Moan, moan, moan. This letter boils down to: Person X doesn't like money spent on project A, would rather it spent on project B and decries anyone who thinks otherwise. Meanwhile, Person Y doesn't like money spent on project B and would rather it spent on project A. Rinse and repeat... Vox Dei

12:38pm Thu 12 Dec 13

_Bryan_ says...

But if they left the leaves they might become slippery when it rains, causing someone to fall over and claim compensation from the council for not removing this blatant hazard...
But if they left the leaves they might become slippery when it rains, causing someone to fall over and claim compensation from the council for not removing this blatant hazard... _Bryan_

1:09pm Thu 12 Dec 13

smokintheweed says...

I would imagine a sufficiently large amount of leaves would block gutters and sewers which would cost a lot more money to unblock than a team of low paid workers armed with leaf blowers, not to mention the clean up costs of flooding.

As already pointed out leaves are also very slippery and injuries have happened many times in the past from people slipping on them. Pointless letter.
I would imagine a sufficiently large amount of leaves would block gutters and sewers which would cost a lot more money to unblock than a team of low paid workers armed with leaf blowers, not to mention the clean up costs of flooding. As already pointed out leaves are also very slippery and injuries have happened many times in the past from people slipping on them. Pointless letter. smokintheweed

4:07pm Thu 12 Dec 13

whatintheworld says...

smokintheweed wrote:
I would imagine a sufficiently large amount of leaves would block gutters and sewers which would cost a lot more money to unblock than a team of low paid workers armed with leaf blowers, not to mention the clean up costs of flooding. As already pointed out leaves are also very slippery and injuries have happened many times in the past from people slipping on them. Pointless letter.
heres your answer mr. b!
[quote][p][bold]smokintheweed[/bold] wrote: I would imagine a sufficiently large amount of leaves would block gutters and sewers which would cost a lot more money to unblock than a team of low paid workers armed with leaf blowers, not to mention the clean up costs of flooding. As already pointed out leaves are also very slippery and injuries have happened many times in the past from people slipping on them. Pointless letter.[/p][/quote]heres your answer mr. b! whatintheworld

8:19pm Thu 12 Dec 13

33daverave says...

Has anyone noticed how quickly the leaves get cleaned up around the Civic but many other places are untouched ?
Has anyone noticed how quickly the leaves get cleaned up around the Civic but many other places are untouched ? 33daverave

2:11am Fri 13 Dec 13

smokintheweed says...

33daverave wrote:
Has anyone noticed how quickly the leaves get cleaned up around the Civic but many other places are untouched ?
I can see what you mean but it is also a place that has a lot of visitors. The areas close to it have a lot of large deciduous trees there too.
[quote][p][bold]33daverave[/bold] wrote: Has anyone noticed how quickly the leaves get cleaned up around the Civic but many other places are untouched ?[/p][/quote]I can see what you mean but it is also a place that has a lot of visitors. The areas close to it have a lot of large deciduous trees there too. smokintheweed

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