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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:43 pm 
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Bridgend CBC, take a bow. This is absolute genius.

Who actually makes these decisions?!?

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales ... er-6739880


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:25 pm 
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"The positioning of this safety rail obviously looks unusual, but it was to try and stop people from sitting on the bench, and walking in front of it too, as this is an area of the path that is particularly unstable and likely to collapse"


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:32 pm 
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Ahh but the article explains that the path is closed and people shouldnt be walking on it, nor using the seat in question, so that has been done deliberately to prevent anyone causing the collapse of the weakend section of path, and or injury to themselves or others!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:34 pm 
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yagamuffin wrote:
"The positioning of this safety rail obviously looks unusual, but it was to try and stop people from sitting on the bench, and walking in front of it too, as this is an area of the path that is particularly unstable and likely to collapse"


So, instead of doing a proper job and removing the bench there and then (which they have said they will be doing eventually), they just stick a railing over it instead. Just another example of a lazy council doing a half-arsed job. Reminds me of the pictures you see when they paint double yellow lines around parked cars instead of having them towed away!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:39 pm 
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If people are still able to access the path (which they are), then some will, regardless of warning signs advising them not to. The council could have solved the bench problem by ripping it up, but someone made the conscious decision to do this instead. The railing had to be put up anyway, so it really does just seem like they couldn't be bothered to take the bench up while they were there.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:00 pm 
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http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales ... al-6744160

First they put a railing on the bench to prevent people from sitting on it, then they move the bench backward. No mention of repairs or fortifications to the path though.

:facepalm:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:05 pm 
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You now have somewhere to rest your forehead :D



One wonders if this is not the work of what is effectively model council employees :? Willing to get the job done no matter how bizarre or nonsensical


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:50 pm 
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there are better councils.....
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... arden.html :shock:


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