On 8 Jan 2010 at 8:23am SHS wrote:
"Due to the weather conditions we have suspended all refuse collections and street sweeping services across the district. A decision will be taken on Friday morning on whether to resume collections. An update will follow."
- from the LDC website. So it's pointless us putting our rubbish out each morning then bringing it back it again each evening.
Suggestion: LDC & ESCC put a live useful news feed into this site or post on this forum. I stress useful - not 'we did this and we did that aren't we great' news, just essential info (on rubbish, schools, gritting and flooding for example).
On 8 Jan 2010 at 8:48am ere be monsters wrote:
Why don't they get the street cleaners and binmen (sorry sanitation operatives) clearing paths and side roads?
On 8 Jan 2010 at 9:31am Burning Bits wrote:
Because they would need a six week training course and ten dozen risk assesmants each before they would be allowed to to do the job
On 8 Jan 2010 at 9:32am Old Cynic wrote:
Did I see on the news that several Councils are deploying street cleaners to clear ice and snow? After all they are the ones with the shovels,brooms and grit
On 8 Jan 2010 at 9:35am cabbagePATCHdoll wrote:
Useful link - maybe the web guy can use that: w w w.lewes.gov.uk/16221.asp
On 8 Jan 2010 at 9:54am spongebob wrote:
Due to the adverse weather, i have decided not to risk walking down to Fisher street to pay December's poll tax.
On 8 Jan 2010 at 10:01am ere be monsters wrote:
Which bits are burning exactly?
On 8 Jan 2010 at 10:13am j,p wrote:
well said spongebob. I will not be paying my council tax.
my wife has suspended us all .Till we get full training on how to walk on ice.
On 8 Jan 2010 at 10:49am LDC Worker wrote:
'ere be monsters-they are still called binmen/refuse collectors.. Once LDC start employing DFL's as binmen, I am sure they will insist on being called sanitation operatives. Secondly SHS, what is the problem in double checking a different website? Do you really spend all your time on this one? And Spongebob, we know where you live......
On 8 Jan 2010 at 10:53am spongebob wrote:
LDC worker......well come and get me then. Tw@t. You're quite happy to take the money but not happy to give the services. You're right down there with the other pondlife such as insurance companies and estate agents.
On 8 Jan 2010 at 11:36am LDC Worker wrote:
And B&H council are good??????
On 8 Jan 2010 at 11:57am LTR wrote:
No B&H are rubbish, but there is no point using them as a comparisson. Thats like saying Pol Pot wasn't as bad as Hitler.
If we saw a pro active LDC dropping the PR attempts when we all know they are a very mixed bag of excellent service, and bottom of the barrel cr@p we might start having some time for them when things are a bit challenging such as now. Unfortunatley they are so untrustworthy, that no-one can take anything they say seriously. Jenny Mumford in particular!
On 8 Jan 2010 at 12:06pm Christopher dean wrote:
I think the council are well out of order. I mean, why havent they gritted from my front door to the pub so I can get there and back safely while I can't get to work. They could even shovel the snow onto my work route to make sure I can't get in. No imagination that lot.
On 8 Jan 2010 at 1:16pm Taff wrote:
I agree with Spongebob.
mine are paid by standing order 10 times each year and the next 2 months are payment free so there would be plenty of time for them(ldc and/or escc) to consider some compensation for lack of services before the first 2010 payment is made. No action could result in not making the first 2010 payment.
No doubt they will only pass on the bad debt to a collecting agency with not so gentlemanly procedures!
On 8 Jan 2010 at 1:26pm 40 something wrote:
An ambulance got stuck outside my house yesterday when it was trying to get to an old lady opposite. I ended up helping the driver dig the vehicle out with a shovel and it took him about an hour to travel 50 yards. I could tell that the driver was totally fed up. I live in Haywards Heath and my rubbish is piling up (again) due to roads not gritted. I will ask for some discount from my CT bill too!
On 8 Jan 2010 at 1:32pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
I work for LDC (as lots of you know), I am on leave prior to starting maternity leave and I have been working from home. So I do believe I am great value for money, so feel free to send me your monthly payment of council tax, it would be much appreciated on my salary.
On 8 Jan 2010 at 1:49pm Down and Out wrote:
My rubbish got collected this morning, one day late. I imagine that if you live in one of Lewes' poorer neighbourhoods you'll get left 'til last.
On 8 Jan 2010 at 1:58pm Cliffehanger wrote:
CB. As long as you don't work for the notoriously dodgy Planning dept, the cheque is on its way.
On 8 Jan 2010 at 2:06pm Pondlife. wrote:
Down and Out...Why do you say ' I imagine that if you live in one of Lewes' poorer neighbourhoods you'll get left 'til last?
Am I missing something?
On 8 Jan 2010 at 2:30pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
Cliffehanger, no I don't work in planning although I do use their toilets (nor Council tax before you ask!)
On 8 Jan 2010 at 2:34pm spongebob wrote:
CB.....please wish your hubby a happy new year....let's hope his legs don't fall off eh !!!!!
On 8 Jan 2010 at 4:07pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I wonder if it's only unitary authorities, like Brighton, that are using bin men for snow clearing and gritting? In county council areas, the roads and pavements are the county's responsibility, while the bin men work for the district. LDC would probably have to spend months negotiating how much ESCC would pay before they let them do county council work!
On 9 Jan 2010 at 1:14am Brixtonbelle wrote:
As two LDC workers have responded to this thread during working hours, can only imagine what they get up to for the rest of the time they are paid for - but it's obviously not anything to do with organising clearing the pavements of ice. That's why we should be suspending part of our poll tax.
On 9 Jan 2010 at 8:21am Cliffebimbo wrote:
Brixtonbelle, did "on leave" and "maternity" not mean anything to you?????? LDC are very strict on the usage of the internet in working time, anyway.
On 9 Jan 2010 at 4:01pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Let me get this straight Bimbo, you're taking some time off, just before you take some more time off? Leave is what the army call it, you're just having a skive.
On 10 Jan 2010 at 11:31am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Give the woman a break, ffs. She's using up her holiday entitlement, then having time off to have a baby, as the law allows these days. I'm sure many of you would like to go back to the days when women had to give up their jobs when pregnant, but that was nearly 40 years ago.
On 10 Jan 2010 at 12:01pm Its Not Rocket Science wrote:
How long has working from home whilst on leave been skiving Tooth Fairy?
On 10 Jan 2010 at 6:09pm Confused again wrote:
Why work from home if you are officially on leave ?
On 10 Jan 2010 at 9:21pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
Because I am conscientious. Not everyone at the council takes the p*ss.
On 11 Jan 2010 at 5:41am spongebob wrote:
On 11 Jan 2010 at 10:10am Cliffebimbo wrote:
Put your dictionary away SB!!! You are up early? Eager to get to work?