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10:00am Sat 19 Apr 14

Lord Newbold says...

Would it be impertinent to enquire how these three Tonnes of rubbish became on fire? I am aware that hayricks can combust as can bales of cotton. I suppose the same can also be true of bundles of compressed waste paper.

My concern is the cost to the public. We pay a concept to maintain our fire services, which is no mean figure within our Council tax. Why was there 3 Tonnes of rubbish stored or left at this location? Was it rubbish on private property being stored for whatever reason?

Who was responsible? It was not the public whose precepts and taxes actually pay for our brilliant fire fighters and the wonderful service they provide.
Would it be impertinent to enquire how these three Tonnes of rubbish became on fire? I am aware that hayricks can combust as can bales of cotton. I suppose the same can also be true of bundles of compressed waste paper. My concern is the cost to the public. We pay a concept to maintain our fire services, which is no mean figure within our Council tax. Why was there 3 Tonnes of rubbish stored or left at this location? Was it rubbish on private property being stored for whatever reason? Who was responsible? It was not the public whose precepts and taxes actually pay for our brilliant fire fighters and the wonderful service they provide. Lord Newbold
  • Score: 6

10:17am Sat 19 Apr 14

Hwicce says...

I suppose it saves the Council bothering to clear up the fly-tipping.
I suppose it saves the Council bothering to clear up the fly-tipping. Hwicce
  • Score: 3

3:58pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Lord Newbold says...

Hwicce wrote:
I suppose it saves the Council bothering to clear up the fly-tipping.
Hwicce
I never thought of it that way.
When one asks questions about some news item I seem to always step on someone's toes.
[quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: I suppose it saves the Council bothering to clear up the fly-tipping.[/p][/quote]Hwicce I never thought of it that way. When one asks questions about some news item I seem to always step on someone's toes. Lord Newbold
  • Score: 0

5:05pm Sat 19 Apr 14

sunnside says...

was it not that long ago when the residents of offerton lane were asking the council to move their rubbish, why should we tax payers for that but we have paid for something in the end.
was it not that long ago when the residents of offerton lane were asking the council to move their rubbish, why should we tax payers for that but we have paid for something in the end. sunnside
  • Score: 7

7:30pm Sat 19 Apr 14

CJH says...

Lord Newbold wrote:
Would it be impertinent to enquire how these three Tonnes of rubbish became on fire? I am aware that hayricks can combust as can bales of cotton. I suppose the same can also be true of bundles of compressed waste paper.

My concern is the cost to the public. We pay a concept to maintain our fire services, which is no mean figure within our Council tax. Why was there 3 Tonnes of rubbish stored or left at this location? Was it rubbish on private property being stored for whatever reason?

Who was responsible? It was not the public whose precepts and taxes actually pay for our brilliant fire fighters and the wonderful service they provide.
Are you familiar with the Plain English Campaign?
[quote][p][bold]Lord Newbold[/bold] wrote: Would it be impertinent to enquire how these three Tonnes of rubbish became on fire? I am aware that hayricks can combust as can bales of cotton. I suppose the same can also be true of bundles of compressed waste paper. My concern is the cost to the public. We pay a concept to maintain our fire services, which is no mean figure within our Council tax. Why was there 3 Tonnes of rubbish stored or left at this location? Was it rubbish on private property being stored for whatever reason? Who was responsible? It was not the public whose precepts and taxes actually pay for our brilliant fire fighters and the wonderful service they provide.[/p][/quote]Are you familiar with the Plain English Campaign? CJH
  • Score: -4

9:46pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Lord Newbold says...

CJH wrote:
Lord Newbold wrote:
Would it be impertinent to enquire how these three Tonnes of rubbish became on fire? I am aware that hayricks can combust as can bales of cotton. I suppose the same can also be true of bundles of compressed waste paper.

My concern is the cost to the public. We pay a concept to maintain our fire services, which is no mean figure within our Council tax. Why was there 3 Tonnes of rubbish stored or left at this location? Was it rubbish on private property being stored for whatever reason?

Who was responsible? It was not the public whose precepts and taxes actually pay for our brilliant fire fighters and the wonderful service they provide.
Are you familiar with the Plain English Campaign?
Sir/Madam,
It is precept and not concept. Still those who have never made a mistake, have never made or done anything.

I will have to watch my Ps and Qs more closely in future.
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Newbold[/bold] wrote: Would it be impertinent to enquire how these three Tonnes of rubbish became on fire? I am aware that hayricks can combust as can bales of cotton. I suppose the same can also be true of bundles of compressed waste paper. My concern is the cost to the public. We pay a concept to maintain our fire services, which is no mean figure within our Council tax. Why was there 3 Tonnes of rubbish stored or left at this location? Was it rubbish on private property being stored for whatever reason? Who was responsible? It was not the public whose precepts and taxes actually pay for our brilliant fire fighters and the wonderful service they provide.[/p][/quote]Are you familiar with the Plain English Campaign?[/p][/quote]Sir/Madam, It is precept and not concept. Still those who have never made a mistake, have never made or done anything. I will have to watch my Ps and Qs more closely in future. Lord Newbold
  • Score: 5

12:11am Sun 20 Apr 14

CJH says...

Lord Newbold wrote:
CJH wrote:
Lord Newbold wrote:
Would it be impertinent to enquire how these three Tonnes of rubbish became on fire? I am aware that hayricks can combust as can bales of cotton. I suppose the same can also be true of bundles of compressed waste paper.

My concern is the cost to the public. We pay a concept to maintain our fire services, which is no mean figure within our Council tax. Why was there 3 Tonnes of rubbish stored or left at this location? Was it rubbish on private property being stored for whatever reason?

Who was responsible? It was not the public whose precepts and taxes actually pay for our brilliant fire fighters and the wonderful service they provide.
Are you familiar with the Plain English Campaign?
Sir/Madam,
It is precept and not concept. Still those who have never made a mistake, have never made or done anything.

I will have to watch my Ps and Qs more closely in future.
Yes you will, but that wasn't really the problem... ;-) And good heavens, is there a local newspaper in the country you haven't made your convoluted comments in?
[quote][p][bold]Lord Newbold[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Newbold[/bold] wrote: Would it be impertinent to enquire how these three Tonnes of rubbish became on fire? I am aware that hayricks can combust as can bales of cotton. I suppose the same can also be true of bundles of compressed waste paper. My concern is the cost to the public. We pay a concept to maintain our fire services, which is no mean figure within our Council tax. Why was there 3 Tonnes of rubbish stored or left at this location? Was it rubbish on private property being stored for whatever reason? Who was responsible? It was not the public whose precepts and taxes actually pay for our brilliant fire fighters and the wonderful service they provide.[/p][/quote]Are you familiar with the Plain English Campaign?[/p][/quote]Sir/Madam, It is precept and not concept. Still those who have never made a mistake, have never made or done anything. I will have to watch my Ps and Qs more closely in future.[/p][/quote]Yes you will, but that wasn't really the problem... ;-) And good heavens, is there a local newspaper in the country you haven't made your convoluted comments in? CJH
  • Score: -3

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