As I drove past the cricket club in Corfton Road this morning I saw a strange and very rare (Hayley's Comet anyone)sight. Four road sweepers at work making the pavements and kerbs look good at last. The reason was a film shoot in a house with the usual vans parked everywhere. I'm thinking of putting my road on the Brentham Estate forward so we can move forward our annual sweep that occurs around September. I know the council charges (quite rightly) for filming but this seemed overkill.
peter king ● 177d16 Comments
Where did we catch this dreadful sick litigious society behaviour from - or the fear that goes with it? The US I suspect. Thankfully there has been a bit of a fight-back. We shouldn't always look to the US as somewhere to aspire to be like - it may be bigger but definitely isn't always better.https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/seasonal-advice/your-home/clearing-paths-and-driveways
Philippa Bond ● 168d
Re. members of the public sweeping pavements and our litigious, sick society.Agree with a previous comment, specifically during times of snowfall. To prevent possible legal action being taken against oneself, it's best not to sweep pavements during frost/ice/snow.
Tony Heath ● 169d
Philippa, be careful telling people what to do. If they get it wrong then there’s possible liability for negligently clearing the pavement.Unlike the continent, the responsibility for keeping the pavements clear and safe lies with the local authority.
Simon Hayes ● 170d
Claptrap, we've had little or no road sweeping in Ealing for years so it has nothing to do with the pandemic at all. Those 20mph and 24hr bus lane signs don't pay for themselves
peter king ● 170d
That may have been because some community minded Chiswick residents chose to do the right thing and sweep up some leaves on the pavement knowing that it would make life safer for some other residents and themselves. Good on them. In other countries you would have been expected to do the same if you were able especially when there is a shortage of staff due to a pandemic.
Philippa Bond ● 170d
Where's Ms Bond's input when you need it?I'm sure it'll be along soon ........... 😂
Rosco White ● 171d
Those nasty Tory cuts! LOL >>> https://uk.indeed.com/cmp/Ealing-Council/salaries?job_category=management
Tony Heath ● 171d
Alan Raine wrote >>> Mind you EBC did very kindly distribute green bags to residents in autumn last year. >>TH enquires>> In what area of Ealing were the Council green bags distributed to residents?
Tony Heath ● 171d
"It's the Tory cuts".The predictable and routine bleat of inefficient local authorities, and those who believe their excuses, everywhere,
N V Brooks ● 171d
Mind you EBC did very kindly distribute green bags to residents in autumn last year. I was told this was "in case i wanted to sweep the pavement outside my home" - under the auspices of helping to prevent slips, trips and falls. Why not employ street cleaners?
alan raine ● 171d
Yes, this is fundamentally the root of the problem, and seems to be ignored usually. Councils, particularly Labour councils that want to invest in their communities or have areas of greater need, have been financially strangled.
Kevin Wilson ● 176d
I've figured it , 60% reduction in Central Government grant since 2010 the length of time the Tories have been in power and no I'm not keen on the tower blocks either.
David Burke ● 177d
Hanwell, off Church Road.Pavements haven't been swept since August last year. Still have piles of autumn detitrus.The roads' gutter gullies are blocked, forming flooded kerbs during periods of rainfall. 6% increase in Council Tax.Tower blocks springing up everywhere in the borough.Ding Dong Disgusting Bell.Go figure.
Tony Heath ● 177d