- UPDATE: The author (HEH) has asked me to correct the headline which I am happy to do.
This post is contributed by Mrs.Hilary Estrada-Haigh and represents her views on APC and the groundworkers employed by the Parish Council.
WHEN IS A SCHEDULE NOT A SCHEDULE
When it is issued by Anston Parish Council Office
WHEN IS A CONSERVATION AREA NOT A CONSERVATION AREA
When it is Anston Village Green..!
Following the latest decimation of Anston Village Green – South Side, by APC groundworkers, a visit was made by 2 parish councillors.
Photos and measurements were taken of this destruction with the conclusion that this decimation was deliberate.
6/08/15 – First decimation
10/09/15 – Second decimation
One councillor has been attempting, for some time, to put the welfare of animals and herbage i.e. their food source as a priority for management of the Green. Now the groundworkers have laid waste once more to this precious conservation space disregarding all responsibility to wildlife’s entitlement to life.
Is it coincidental I wonder that the 3 hedgehogs I have been feeding to fatten for their hibernation over winter, have not appeared since the indiscriminate strimming of the green by the groundworkers on Thursday 10 September 2015?
On a visit to the parish office I asked the Senior Administrator, Mrs S. Morely, if the groundworkers were given schedules of work. She replied in the affirmative. I asked what format these were in, eventually the reply was Oh! They are blank, they fill them in themselves! It became obvious that no-one checks what has been done and that information given back to the parish office was questionable.
In fact the groundworkers are deliberately ignoring a resolution passed by the Parish Council
You may now be gathering an inkling of the workings of the parish office and most parish councillors have been sitting back and allowing workers to please themselves. This is what we, the parishioners are paying for.
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