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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:00 pm    Post subject: Bench Reply with quote

Today I was very good!!!!
Last week I had washed my garden bench (not the new one I bought) I should say scrubbed it!!
It must have been too much to hope for that the weather would stay ok so I could get it painted.
Today is the first morning since then that the sun was shining so the deed has been done! (At least the parts you can see Whistle Whistle ) Guess it will just have to wait until Spring time (if it ever comes)to get its bottom done Dancing Dancing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the rain cause any problems, other than a wet bench?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not for me Gil
but my s-i-l and the family shop and the shops next to her were flooded again and the worst part is if the firm who has been sub contracted to be responsible for a water pump that was installed years ago to prevent this happening would switch the pump on the flood water would disappear in minutes. It seems that one of the shopkeepers whose premises was flooded had been told by those responsible for switching the pump on that it was too costly to run. -- now I think that says it all!!! its obvious its not them that's to clean up all the mess.
There was a whole page in the local paper about it.

This is part of what the editor of the paper wrote:
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The message after last week's torrential flooding is quite simple.
Utility companies, be they Scottish Water, or whoever, MUST liaise more closely with shopkeepers and company bosses to quell a merciless natural threat.
Low-lying areas of this district and elswhere have been hit with rising rainwater in the past, and will again.
Those who live and work there know where the problems lie-and so do those responsible for allaying them.
In the 21st century, in a rainy climate, and with recession bludgeoning firms of all sizes, talk of 'technical issues' and apologies for
inconvenience are frankly insulting."


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Too expensive to run"! I hope the affected shopkeepers withhold teir rent payments. This is a real shame.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gil its not the people the properties are rented from that's saying its too expensive to turn on that pump, their own property gets flooded too. Its a company that Scottish Power or some other Waterboard its sub-contractedt to that's the problem. When my son phoned them and told them to tun on the pump because it was flooding he was told its not our responsiblity and told him to phone someone else- they just keep passing the problem on to someone else down the line until finally its too late and the damage has been done-- then one of the people who phoned to complain was told its too costly to run the pump and then a spokeman for the Scottish Water said
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"an issue with the outfall pipe discharge" meant the storm overflow pumps could not be used.
My question is if they cant be used why did they put them there in the first place.
It seems the only way forward with this problem is for everyone involved to get together and make the company pay for the damage caused and have them come and clear up all the mess. Things wouldnt be long in getting sorted out if they had to dirty their hands to clean up all the mess that's left behind when the water goes down - and believe me what's to be cleaned up has to be seen to be believed.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Passing the buck - totally disgusting!

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