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MP's double standards Again!

  Autoschediastic 17:55 21 Jun 2011

There still at it even from where i lived like beverley..(Notice the comments under the story)


  Forum Editor 18:52 21 Jun 2011

No payment was asked for, none was offered and none was given."

According to the contractor who did the work:-

“At the end of a session of resurfacing works in Hengate we were left with the remnants of blacktop material. We had made a prior arrangement with a farmer to deposit the material with him. On the day, however, we were approached by a resident who asked if we could lay the blacktop down nearby Seven Corners Lane, a rough, un-adopted road on which she lives. We agreed to do so since it seemed to be an expedient and environmentally friendly way of dealing with the excess material. The laying of blacktop down Seven Corners Lane was carried out purely out of goodwill and without any money changing hands.”

All of which makes perfect sense to me - where are the double standards?

  Autoschediastic 20:37 21 Jun 2011

Upps sorry FE i have put in the wrong title! delete the thread if you want too?

  Forum Editor 22:28 21 Jun 2011

I'll delete if you wish, but there's no need if you would like the thread to stay. Tell me what title you would prefer, and I'll change it for you.

  Autoschediastic 01:58 22 Jun 2011

Thanks FE well no one has replied so maybe its best it is deleted? i'l leave that one to you? if you want it to stay then for the purposes of people searching google i think a title of "MP's road fixed for free by council contractors" the same as the story really there isnt much you could put? i thought of a different one to create it with but now ive thought about it it wouldnt Ty FE

  Forum Editor 23:14 22 Jun 2011

Somebody will be paying for it.

I think it has been made clear - by the contractor - that the material used was surplus,and that an arrangement had been made to dump it on a nearby farmer's land. It had obviously been paid for by the contractor, who ordered a bit too much for the original job. If it hadn't been used to surface the private road it would have been dumped, so the question of payment doesn't arise. The material belonged to the contractor, who could dispose of it as it saw fit. It didn't belong to the community, regardless of what some people seem to believe.

Nothing has to hit the fan - it's a case of a non-story being whipped into something by the media and a few knee-jerkers.

  SparkyJack 08:56 23 Jun 2011

More than half a century ago. I was working in the front garden when a GPO Telephone man came up up and asked if a wanted a telegraph pole,thinking it was a leg pull I responded OK.

Where upon four bury lads carried said pole into the garden- it was the one that had been removed and replaced by another. The man in charge said - that'll be 10 shillings sir. So I paid him thinking 'Oh I see drinks for the lads'

But no, several week later an official receipt came in the post from GPO telephones for 10 shillings -it served a quite a few years- incrementally sawn and split as fire wood- which burned very well being well soaked in preservative.

Evidently a more economic way of disposing of unwanted items-

As indeed another GPO Telephone story they had a large depot nearby where the public could go to purchase tool discards - sold by the pound weight once more the price 10 shilling a pound- scree drivers hammers grips pliers take your pick-.

But that as I said half a century ago. the depot is long gone- I wonder if BT still do it - this I doubt.

  anskyber 11:18 24 Jun 2011

I sometimes wonder why I decided to stop posting here and I am wondering again when I hear ill informed nonsense like "So, if somebody trips on the new tarmac, who do they sue?"

The wonderful thing about prejudice, because that is what we have seen here from the original thread to the usual wailing of foul play, is a complete unwillingness to be objective.

Sad really.

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