Town council agree in principle to take on grass cutting from county

Town council agree in principle to take on grass cutting from county

Town council agree in principle to take on grass cutting from county

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PRINCES Risborough Town Council has agreed in principle to take on grass cutting from the county council.

At last night's monthly town meeting councillors heard from cabinet member for transportation for Bucks County Council, Ruth Vigor-Hedderly.

The county council is offering devolved services to parishes and towns in the county, following a disastrous year of complaints about grass cutting.

They reduced grass cuts from ten to six and were also delayed, which left overgrown verges and unhappy residents.

Chairman of PRTC, Alan Turner, said: "The county council has got to go down this route for various reasons across the county. We are looking at all the options."

Cllr Vigor-Hedderly said: "You said, 'We have to go down this route.'

"I don't want any parish council or town council to think you have to do this, because you don't.

"This is an opportunity we are giving to parish and town councils across Bucks to empower and embrace them to work in a collaborative and effective manner.

"A lot of work has been done with the localities team. Lots of questions have been asked."

She said the county will support councils through it, but it is not compulsory.

Cllr Turner said if they want to maintain a reasonable service it is something they have to do because the county are cutting back.

Councillors agreed to the proposal in principle and now a working group will look at how the details and how it will be implemented.

Cllr Vigor-Hedderly added it cannot bring any costs to the county's budget and parishes and towns must conform to the county's way of working.

She said: "The county council still has a duty of care and statuary obligations that it has to fulfil anyway."

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4:15pm Wed 30 Jul 14

fair say says...

Back in the 70's the County Council gave the town/parish councils the chance to take over control of street lighting in there area. Now we find the Risborough councillors who have been complaining about the cost of street lighting for years are now doing exactly the same with taking on grass cutting.
Back in the 70's the County Council gave the town/parish councils the chance to take over control of street lighting in there area. Now we find the Risborough councillors who have been complaining about the cost of street lighting for years are now doing exactly the same with taking on grass cutting. fair say
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8:41am Thu 31 Jul 14

Fairer Say says...

fair say wrote:
Back in the 70's the County Council gave the town/parish councils the chance to take over control of street lighting in there area. Now we find the Risborough councillors who have been complaining about the cost of street lighting for years are now doing exactly the same with taking on grass cutting.
Once again fair say talks rubbish and spreads lies. That never happened in the 70's with street lights only in fair say's imagination. What council or body in their right mind would take on a cost when that cost is already being born elsewhere?

If she would bother to check with current affairs she will have read in last week's BFP that Bucks CC is stopping grass cutting after this season and is asking Parish councils to take the work on. Wycombe, Chesham, Mrlow are all in the same boat.

if you want the truth never read what fair say has to say.
[quote][p][bold]fair say[/bold] wrote: Back in the 70's the County Council gave the town/parish councils the chance to take over control of street lighting in there area. Now we find the Risborough councillors who have been complaining about the cost of street lighting for years are now doing exactly the same with taking on grass cutting.[/p][/quote]Once again fair say talks rubbish and spreads lies. That never happened in the 70's with street lights only in fair say's imagination. What council or body in their right mind would take on a cost when that cost is already being born elsewhere? If she would bother to check with current affairs she will have read in last week's BFP that Bucks CC is stopping grass cutting after this season and is asking Parish councils to take the work on. Wycombe, Chesham, Mrlow are all in the same boat. if you want the truth never read what fair say has to say. Fairer Say
  • Score: 2

9:51am Thu 31 Jul 14

fair say says...

Fairer Say wrote:
fair say wrote:
Back in the 70's the County Council gave the town/parish councils the chance to take over control of street lighting in there area. Now we find the Risborough councillors who have been complaining about the cost of street lighting for years are now doing exactly the same with taking on grass cutting.
Once again fair say talks rubbish and spreads lies. That never happened in the 70's with street lights only in fair say's imagination. What council or body in their right mind would take on a cost when that cost is already being born elsewhere?

If she would bother to check with current affairs she will have read in last week's BFP that Bucks CC is stopping grass cutting after this season and is asking Parish councils to take the work on. Wycombe, Chesham, Mrlow are all in the same boat.

if you want the truth never read what fair say has to say.
Can fairer say explain why some parish/town councils pay for street lighting and others don't. The reason is as I said that parish/town councils were given the chance to take over street lighting. Some councils said no and others like Risborough said yes and now the councillors today are complaining about the cost of Street lighting. So it is up to councils if they want to take on responsibility for grass cutting. They can say NO and the grass doesn't get cut. Some people think it is good for butterflies etc. not to cut the grass.
[quote][p][bold]Fairer Say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fair say[/bold] wrote: Back in the 70's the County Council gave the town/parish councils the chance to take over control of street lighting in there area. Now we find the Risborough councillors who have been complaining about the cost of street lighting for years are now doing exactly the same with taking on grass cutting.[/p][/quote]Once again fair say talks rubbish and spreads lies. That never happened in the 70's with street lights only in fair say's imagination. What council or body in their right mind would take on a cost when that cost is already being born elsewhere? If she would bother to check with current affairs she will have read in last week's BFP that Bucks CC is stopping grass cutting after this season and is asking Parish councils to take the work on. Wycombe, Chesham, Mrlow are all in the same boat. if you want the truth never read what fair say has to say.[/p][/quote]Can fairer say explain why some parish/town councils pay for street lighting and others don't. The reason is as I said that parish/town councils were given the chance to take over street lighting. Some councils said no and others like Risborough said yes and now the councillors today are complaining about the cost of Street lighting. So it is up to councils if they want to take on responsibility for grass cutting. They can say NO and the grass doesn't get cut. Some people think it is good for butterflies etc. not to cut the grass. fair say
  • Score: -5

2:48pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Fairer Say says...

fair say wrote:
Fairer Say wrote:
fair say wrote: Back in the 70's the County Council gave the town/parish councils the chance to take over control of street lighting in there area. Now we find the Risborough councillors who have been complaining about the cost of street lighting for years are now doing exactly the same with taking on grass cutting.
Once again fair say talks rubbish and spreads lies. That never happened in the 70's with street lights only in fair say's imagination. What council or body in their right mind would take on a cost when that cost is already being born elsewhere? If she would bother to check with current affairs she will have read in last week's BFP that Bucks CC is stopping grass cutting after this season and is asking Parish councils to take the work on. Wycombe, Chesham, Mrlow are all in the same boat. if you want the truth never read what fair say has to say.
Can fairer say explain why some parish/town councils pay for street lighting and others don't. The reason is as I said that parish/town councils were given the chance to take over street lighting. Some councils said no and others like Risborough said yes and now the councillors today are complaining about the cost of Street lighting. So it is up to councils if they want to take on responsibility for grass cutting. They can say NO and the grass doesn't get cut. Some people think it is good for butterflies etc. not to cut the grass.
Do you mind sharing with the world exactly where you got this nonsense from about parisgh councils being given street lighting? I Googled it and can find nothing.
And since when did butterflys get attracted to long grass? They're not grasshoppers?
[quote][p][bold]fair say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fairer Say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fair say[/bold] wrote: Back in the 70's the County Council gave the town/parish councils the chance to take over control of street lighting in there area. Now we find the Risborough councillors who have been complaining about the cost of street lighting for years are now doing exactly the same with taking on grass cutting.[/p][/quote]Once again fair say talks rubbish and spreads lies. That never happened in the 70's with street lights only in fair say's imagination. What council or body in their right mind would take on a cost when that cost is already being born elsewhere? If she would bother to check with current affairs she will have read in last week's BFP that Bucks CC is stopping grass cutting after this season and is asking Parish councils to take the work on. Wycombe, Chesham, Mrlow are all in the same boat. if you want the truth never read what fair say has to say.[/p][/quote]Can fairer say explain why some parish/town councils pay for street lighting and others don't. The reason is as I said that parish/town councils were given the chance to take over street lighting. Some councils said no and others like Risborough said yes and now the councillors today are complaining about the cost of Street lighting. So it is up to councils if they want to take on responsibility for grass cutting. They can say NO and the grass doesn't get cut. Some people think it is good for butterflies etc. not to cut the grass.[/p][/quote]Do you mind sharing with the world exactly where you got this nonsense from about parisgh councils being given street lighting? I Googled it and can find nothing. And since when did butterflys get attracted to long grass? They're not grasshoppers? Fairer Say
  • Score: 4

7:29pm Thu 31 Jul 14

fair say says...

Fairer Say wrote:
fair say wrote:
Fairer Say wrote:
fair say wrote: Back in the 70's the County Council gave the town/parish councils the chance to take over control of street lighting in there area. Now we find the Risborough councillors who have been complaining about the cost of street lighting for years are now doing exactly the same with taking on grass cutting.
Once again fair say talks rubbish and spreads lies. That never happened in the 70's with street lights only in fair say's imagination. What council or body in their right mind would take on a cost when that cost is already being born elsewhere? If she would bother to check with current affairs she will have read in last week's BFP that Bucks CC is stopping grass cutting after this season and is asking Parish councils to take the work on. Wycombe, Chesham, Mrlow are all in the same boat. if you want the truth never read what fair say has to say.
Can fairer say explain why some parish/town councils pay for street lighting and others don't. The reason is as I said that parish/town councils were given the chance to take over street lighting. Some councils said no and others like Risborough said yes and now the councillors today are complaining about the cost of Street lighting. So it is up to councils if they want to take on responsibility for grass cutting. They can say NO and the grass doesn't get cut. Some people think it is good for butterflies etc. not to cut the grass.
Do you mind sharing with the world exactly where you got this nonsense from about parisgh councils being given street lighting? I Googled it and can find nothing.
And since when did butterflys get attracted to long grass? They're not grasshoppers?
They didn't have the internet in the 70's. So what you are says is that if it isn't on Google it didn't happen.
[quote][p][bold]Fairer Say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fair say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fairer Say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fair say[/bold] wrote: Back in the 70's the County Council gave the town/parish councils the chance to take over control of street lighting in there area. Now we find the Risborough councillors who have been complaining about the cost of street lighting for years are now doing exactly the same with taking on grass cutting.[/p][/quote]Once again fair say talks rubbish and spreads lies. That never happened in the 70's with street lights only in fair say's imagination. What council or body in their right mind would take on a cost when that cost is already being born elsewhere? If she would bother to check with current affairs she will have read in last week's BFP that Bucks CC is stopping grass cutting after this season and is asking Parish councils to take the work on. Wycombe, Chesham, Mrlow are all in the same boat. if you want the truth never read what fair say has to say.[/p][/quote]Can fairer say explain why some parish/town councils pay for street lighting and others don't. The reason is as I said that parish/town councils were given the chance to take over street lighting. Some councils said no and others like Risborough said yes and now the councillors today are complaining about the cost of Street lighting. So it is up to councils if they want to take on responsibility for grass cutting. They can say NO and the grass doesn't get cut. Some people think it is good for butterflies etc. not to cut the grass.[/p][/quote]Do you mind sharing with the world exactly where you got this nonsense from about parisgh councils being given street lighting? I Googled it and can find nothing. And since when did butterflys get attracted to long grass? They're not grasshoppers?[/p][/quote]They didn't have the internet in the 70's. So what you are says is that if it isn't on Google it didn't happen. fair say
  • Score: -2

5:25pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Fairer Say says...

fair say wrote:
Fairer Say wrote:
fair say wrote:
Fairer Say wrote:
fair say wrote: Back in the 70's the County Council gave the town/parish councils the chance to take over control of street lighting in there area. Now we find the Risborough councillors who have been complaining about the cost of street lighting for years are now doing exactly the same with taking on grass cutting.
Once again fair say talks rubbish and spreads lies. That never happened in the 70's with street lights only in fair say's imagination. What council or body in their right mind would take on a cost when that cost is already being born elsewhere? If she would bother to check with current affairs she will have read in last week's BFP that Bucks CC is stopping grass cutting after this season and is asking Parish councils to take the work on. Wycombe, Chesham, Mrlow are all in the same boat. if you want the truth never read what fair say has to say.
Can fairer say explain why some parish/town councils pay for street lighting and others don't. The reason is as I said that parish/town councils were given the chance to take over street lighting. Some councils said no and others like Risborough said yes and now the councillors today are complaining about the cost of Street lighting. So it is up to councils if they want to take on responsibility for grass cutting. They can say NO and the grass doesn't get cut. Some people think it is good for butterflies etc. not to cut the grass.
Do you mind sharing with the world exactly where you got this nonsense from about parisgh councils being given street lighting? I Googled it and can find nothing. And since when did butterflys get attracted to long grass? They're not grasshoppers?
They didn't have the internet in the 70's. So what you are says is that if it isn't on Google it didn't happen.
Google wasn't around in 1666 either but it will inform you all you need to know - idiot.

Stop spreading your silly misleading information.
[quote][p][bold]fair say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fairer Say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fair say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fairer Say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fair say[/bold] wrote: Back in the 70's the County Council gave the town/parish councils the chance to take over control of street lighting in there area. Now we find the Risborough councillors who have been complaining about the cost of street lighting for years are now doing exactly the same with taking on grass cutting.[/p][/quote]Once again fair say talks rubbish and spreads lies. That never happened in the 70's with street lights only in fair say's imagination. What council or body in their right mind would take on a cost when that cost is already being born elsewhere? If she would bother to check with current affairs she will have read in last week's BFP that Bucks CC is stopping grass cutting after this season and is asking Parish councils to take the work on. Wycombe, Chesham, Mrlow are all in the same boat. if you want the truth never read what fair say has to say.[/p][/quote]Can fairer say explain why some parish/town councils pay for street lighting and others don't. The reason is as I said that parish/town councils were given the chance to take over street lighting. Some councils said no and others like Risborough said yes and now the councillors today are complaining about the cost of Street lighting. So it is up to councils if they want to take on responsibility for grass cutting. They can say NO and the grass doesn't get cut. Some people think it is good for butterflies etc. not to cut the grass.[/p][/quote]Do you mind sharing with the world exactly where you got this nonsense from about parisgh councils being given street lighting? I Googled it and can find nothing. And since when did butterflys get attracted to long grass? They're not grasshoppers?[/p][/quote]They didn't have the internet in the 70's. So what you are says is that if it isn't on Google it didn't happen.[/p][/quote]Google wasn't around in 1666 either but it will inform you all you need to know - idiot. Stop spreading your silly misleading information. Fairer Say
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