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Thanks to all writers 

On behalf of the moderator and myself, I which to thank everyone who has written to the Readers Letters page of this website.
In total nearly 12,000 posts have been made since the website started in 2008, giving readers the opportunity to express their views and opinions on a wide range of subjects and others the right to reply.
The page is now going into an archive format tor those who would like to reflect on the past.
All remains is to wish everyone all the best for the future.

Posted by Editor on 29 December 2018

 

Dying of malnutrition 

The new report by Dr Chris Grover, head of the university’s sociology department, defines austerity as a form of structural violence – built into society in the form of unequal power and unequal life chances – that deepens inequalities and injustices and creates desperate poverty.

As a result, the report states, working class people face harm to their physical and mental well-being and in some instances are “socially murdered”.

Dr Grover gives examples of where social security austerity has led to a range of harms:

· an additional six suicides for every 10,000 work capability assessments done;

· increasing number of people Britain dying of malnutrition

· increasing numbers of homeless people dying on the streets or in hostels

Posted by jeffrey davies on 29 December 2018

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Skin colour

my attitude to this hmm why does a white family pay thousands of pounds to go on holidays to get sun burned when others have that tan naturally you cut your arm you bleed red and so on were do we get pricks like this person from even in the fifties when growing up I had mates with different coloured skins we grew up together knowing no matter whot we would stand up for each other I can't and wont believe that we can't stand up to these bullies Jeff A black student was subjected to vile racist abuse as she shopped in a Cardiff city centre branch of Marks and Spencer.

Posted by jeffrey davies on 27 December 2018

 

An open letter to Banksy

Dear Banksy
I am writing to you on this website as it is visible worldwide. I just hope that you will see it.
Your recent artwork in Taibach, Port Talbot, has drawn many visitors to the area and the resultant nationwide publicity is sure to benefit the town.
I am aware that your artwork has a deep meaning and I write with this in mind.
The neighbouring town of Neath desperately needs something to draw visitors and I believe you could help.
The subject matter is certainly there, especially as no-one in taking an interest,
Raw sewage is being dumped into the River Neath close to the town center and there has been horrendous sewer smells in Old Market Street from a Victorian sewer running under Water Street.
Water from the Gnoll brook runs unto this street sewer and caused outbreaks of cholera before the Victorians covered it over.
So there you have it, a need to bring attention to something that really matters.
I wish you well.  
Seasons Greetings
Caden Johnson

Posted by Caden Johnson on 25 December 2018

Carden, you forgot to mention ‘Smelly Bridge’ down by Burger King.
When I travel under that bridge I have to close my car windows and turn the air vent intake off because of the horrendous sewer smells.
I just hope that no-one will throw a lighted fag end out of their car under this bridge as sewer gas is highly explosive. 

Posted by Jake on 26 December 2018

banskisy I need my garage door doing so I can pay for a poor house for those who are homeless in neath 

Posted by jeffrey davies on 27 December 2018

smelly bridge ha the hancocks bridge 

Posted by jeffrey davies on 27 December 2018

He might just end up painting a post box in caewern. 

Posted by Monk on 27 December 2018

It will take more than a Banksy painting to help Neath .

Posted by Gary Mills on 27 December 2018

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Internet Radio

I have made a startling discovery on the internet that I think everyone should know about.
Online Radio is now like a part of modern world, as a result online radio stations has gain a huge popularity than ever. With thousands of radio stations worldwide people can now get connected with what they desired for just by having a medium that supports internet and online radio streaming. No matter what ones like to hear that may be Music, News, Talk shows, comedy or whatever else people can connect by simply few clicks.
Looking further into this, I discovered that some immigrants in the UK are broadcasting on the internet, which is more than some of our towns and cities are doing - Neath included.
I think it is about time that Neath Port Talbot had its own internet radio station.
After all, Tircoed near Swansea has got their own radio station which broadcasts on FM as well as the internet
Broadcasting on the internet is not new, the BBC and other broadcasters have been doing it for ages.
Neath Port Talbot could become a vibrant society if they had their own community radio, think of it this way, if Tircoed Forest Village can do so can NPT.
It is time for fresh thinking.

Posted by Conrad on 23 December 2018

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Sad Christmas

dear god in heaven
A mother of three children has been left with just £10 for Christmas after her Universal Credit money was not paid.

Paulette Reid from London was expecting to receive her money today but nothing was paid into her account. When she telephoned the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) she was told that the money should be paid on Christmas Eve.

Reid was then stunned to be told to go to a local food bank if the money did not arrive. She has just £10 left in her bank account and now fears she and her three children could be spending Christmas without electricity or food.

"At this point I don't actually know what I'm going to do. If I don't get anything I won't even have money so that I can travel to a family member's house," she said. 

"I will have to spend Christmas at home possibly with no electricity. It really is at that point because I was really relying on that money today, I need to pay the electricity, there's no food in the fridge.

"I've done no Christmas shopping either - it's not like I'm ok until that point."

Reid has recently found a job in customer services after months of unemployment. However, because she only started work on 4th December, she will not receive her wage until the end of December.

Posted by Jeffrey Davies on 22 December 2018

I refer to the case of a woman who was kidnapped and raped while backpacking in Australia. She was held for two months and her captor was only caught after an incident at a Queensland petrol station when she left without paying. Staff alerted the authorities and he was found in a secret compartment in the boot.

The victim had to stay in Australia for the trial, meaning it was more than a year before she returned to the UK.

When she got back, the Tory government forced her to take a habitual residence test – and failed her, for reasons which have not been divulged.

As a result, the Department for Work and Pensions refused to pay her any benefits and she was left with nothing.

Her case has only come up for reconsideration after Labour MP Vicky Foxcroft raised the matter in Parliament.

Tory minister for women Victoria Atkins said she was very concerned to hear of the case – but the DWP acts according to rules laid down by the Tory government.

And while the investigation continues, according to the Conservative Party’s official Twitter feed, the “all-important” question this Christmas is whether mince pies are better than pigs in blankets. how can we allow these creatures in power abuse those who need help how can we sleep at night when this is happening all over Britain Santa brings much joy but for those poor should only bleak night Jeff

Posted by jeffrey davies on 23 December 2018reply

 

ts the end nf

hmm is this our last post on the nf but alass the internet is changing and ones site no matter whot can and will allow these in power bring charges against the payer of such site like the nf its big brother now controlling most of the net be well posters be good and fight back against this happy xmas and a very new yr Jeff

Posted by jeffrey davies on 22 December 2018

As is often the case, as one door close another opens.

Posted by Pat on 22 December 2018

 

Editor

Sorry to read what the editor has been through God bless .Will miss reading the Ferrat so truthfull ,Stan knew exactly what he was talking about and got it right every time more people like him we need said it exactly as it was thanks also to Jeffrey. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
 

Posted by Cecil on 21 December 2018

 

Who is Banksy?

Although I have read the report on thew NEWS page I am no wiser to the identity of Banksy.
Does he live in this area, which i doubt, or is staying with friends or relatives for Christmas?
His artistic work certainly draws crowds, in which case dismal Neath could do with some of his work.
On the other hand, it could be an unknown local artist. 
One thing is certain, street art, if tastefully done, can be a big attraction. Will the work in question encourage more? This remains to be seen.

Posted by Joe on 20 December 2018

don't hold your breath this piece of art will be sold the barriers are up already how long before holes are found in owners pockets hmm

Posted by jeffrey davies on 21 December 2018

 

RED Letters

I am a Postman - a guy who delivers letters.
I write to say that RED envelopes are a hell of a nuisance to Post Office workers. Please stop buying them - perhaps one day the Christmas card makers will realise what a problem these red envelopes are to workers like me. 
Merry Christmas everyone - I hope will enjoy receiving your Christmas cards, especially the ones that were difficult to read with RED envelopes.

Posted by Clive on 17 December 2018

OK No Problem

Posted by John on 17 December 2018

WHITE addressed labels should be used on RED envelopes.

Posted by Pat on 18 December 2018

postmen and women whot I can't understand why they wear short pants in winter are they now following their yanks owners hmmm 

Posted by jeffrey davies on 20 December 2018

 

The old folks who live on top of the hill

The elderly residents who live in Rhiwlas, Fernlea Park, Cloda Avenue and the surrounding area at the top of Dwr-y-felin hill have NO Post Box to post their Christmas Cards and letters and NO bus service. They are isolated and no-one seems to care. Sad.

Posted by Clement on 15 December 2018

 

UK MEPs feature in the news

For once, Derek Vaughan has made the news for something that happened in Europe. It seems he was sitting in the dark in a restaurant in Strasbourg while the terrorist shootings were taking place. Up until now, the only time I have seen his name is on Tweets about the political situation in England. Another whose Tweets are on the European Parliament's feed is Sajjid Karim, the Conservative MEP for NW England. He also was caught up in the Strasbourg emergency.

Posted by Frank Little on 13 December 2018

never mind you bet they didn't pay for their meal the tax payers did 

Posted by jeffrey davies on 13 December 2018

 

The folly in closing Police Stations

Closing Police Stations throughout Neath Port Talbot, and anywhere else if it comes to that, results in no-where to lock up yobs and drunks overnight.
This also applies to juvenile offenses.
I firmly believe that a one night stay in a police cell could bring youngsters to their senses and deter them from committing a crime when they are older.
Experiencing being locked in a cell is what yobs need to give them a short sharp shock to realize what the future has in store for them if they don’t behave themselves as they should. 

Posted by Charlie on 11 December 2018

I sort of agree, but let’s face majority of yobs are generational, their parents and above probably had the overnight lock up along with customary kick down the stairs and still managed to remain a yob and produce yobs. 
Society needs to tackle the problem at all ages not put a sticking plaster on and blame the young.

Posted by Monk on 12 December 2018

 

Winter Deaths 

In 2013, Age UK predicted that 24,000 older people would not survive the winter – 200 deaths per day. By the winter of 2017-18, according to the Office for National Statistics, that figure had leapt to 417 per day.

That’s 17 deaths every hour.

The total number of excess (that’s avoidable) winter deaths was said to be 50,100 – the highest since the winter of 1975-76.


Excess winter deaths in England and Wales. See story HEALTH Deaths. Infographic from PA Graphics

More than a third of the deaths were caused by respiratory diseases, and deaths were higher among females and people aged over 85.

The government – and particularly Energy minister Claire Perry – has been blamed for the increase, which charities say can be attributed to a “laissez-faire” policy that amounted to “crossing [her] fingers and hoping things will improve”.

It certainly seems that Ms Perry thinks she has better things to do than her job. Recent television appearances have shown remarkable displays of misandry (hatred towards men because they are men) and an instance in which she libelled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on the BBC’s Question Time.

But she won’t lose her job. If pensioners die, the Conservative government record this as a “positive benefit outcome”.

To add perspective to the facts, in 2014-15 the number of excess deaths had increased from 24,000 to 44,000.

The ONS tried to suggest fears over the effectiveness of that year’s influenza vaccine caused the spike in deaths – but it seems the vaccine in fact proved extremely effective and people who died had been put off having it by government publicity.

Posted by jeffrey davies on 09 December 2018

 

Councils compared

A Neath solicitor (who shall remain nameless) praised Carmarthen Council administration in a recent enquiry about getting details of a past event.
I found his words to be absolutely true when I contacted them.
How refreshing it was to deal with them, unlike other councils I have dealt with. They deserve a word of praise, so here it is.

Posted by Philip on 06 December 2018

 

Dress Code - MP’s

Our representative in Parliament for our great town Ms Christina Rees MP was sitting next to Jeremy Corbyn in today’s PMQ’s wearing a rather fetching pair of red trainers !!

Unless she has a medical reason to do so, it’s unbelievable that our MP dresses like this in Parliament, is there some sort of dress code? 

I would (quite rightly) not be allowed to wear trainers to work due to company policies. 

Posted by Peter M on 05 December 2018

You can't buy class you either got it or you havnt and she obviously hasn't same with Morals . Embarrassing !!!

Posted by Cecil on 05 December 2018

You get what you vote for.

Posted by David on 06 December 2018

while you dress her down do you realy now shots happening to the people of neath her and her staff dailyhear the horrors of whot this government doing to the people of neath at the moment she is fighting for them daily yet a dap brings up a nose job oh dear me better not get into trouble with this tory gov you wouldn't want a red dap person helping you has my mp she is doing a lot that doesn't get put out there but ask the ones she's helped hmmm yet I will bow to my question is she a blairite or real labour person that I can't say 

Posted by jeffrey davies on 09 December 2018

What is a real labour person? Mr Hain Mr Kinnock Mr Murphy Them so called councillors on the council? Jeff they are laughing at you.

Posted by David on 10 December 2018

David at the moment I can't fault her staff fighting for the people of neath who are feeling the warmth of tory austerity yet you mention the man before hmmm you now he was only in it for himself windy was and is a greedie one incidentally his offspring in aberavon hmmm while ours has I said hasn't shown yet to be a blaitite in other words a greedie one that we have to see has for the councils don't vote for them has I don't get to meet these ones 

Posted by jeffrey davies on 11 December 2018

 

A 98-year-old man who was critically injured

A 98-year-old man who was critically injured during a "brutal" and "senseless" robbery in his own home has died in hospital.
This is beyond words, these brave men fought for our freedom and this is his reward
I hope they capture the perpetrators and hang them out to dry
The thugs who do this have no sense of respect let’s get conscription back the sooner the better,
These so-called humans need to be taught about the right and wrong
Throw the book at them, but I suspect they will get 6 years and come out in 3 years with a lumpsum
The only answer is bring hanging back a life for a life we need a deterrent into today’s society 

Posted by Mike on 02 December 2018

Totally agree with your comments Mike

Posted by John on 03 December 2018

Let’s get conscription back the sooner the better, I think not I did serve and having someone watching my back I wouldn't have liked more many I served with but hanging is and eye for a eye if they sure whose killed but this lovey dove system needs harding up so that they learn not to or the other one not to be caught 

Posted by jeffrey davies on 03 December 2018

Many other countries have conscription.
Countries With Mandatory Military Service. Military service is mandatory in a number of countries. About 26 countries have made military service compulsory. These countries include Cyprus, Burma, Brazil, Egypt, North Korea, Russia, Thailand, North Korea, Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, Norway, and Israel among others.

Posted by Charlie on 04 December 2018

yes and look at their human rights and bombing others hmmm 

Posted by jeffrey davies on 04 December 2018

 

UK TV Licence Review

We really must play attention to the forthcoming TV licence review for the over 75s.
The government has passed the buck to the BBC and say they should fund it. The BBC are saying it costs them too much to do this.
.The BBC want the views from the public, and we should all respond.
We should compare ourselves with other countries, look at the following:
Germany. The licence fee in Germany is now a blanket contribution of €17.50 per month (€210 per annum) for all households, secondary residences, holiday homes as well as summer houses and is payable regardless of equipment or television/radio usage.
France: Households in France are required pay an annual television licence fee, although there is an exemption for those on a low income. The contribution à l’audiovisuel public (also known as la redevance) funds the five public television channels in mainland France - France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5, and Arte.
What do you think?

Posted by Charlie on 27 November 2018

ah the tory mouth piece for the tory party why have we to pay a licence to this broadcasting company whose only goal is to support the Torys when its us the peasants who pays its wages has for a the views of the public the bbc will do has it always done charge you no matter whot age 

Posted by Jeff on 28 November 2018

I have already suggested following the German system, with the tweak of making it a proportion of council tax paid, so that there would be a progressive element, i.e. people paying Schedule E council tax would pay less than those on Schedule A.

Posted by Frank Little on 01 December 2018

 

What benefit have we had from the EU?

The report on the NEWS page about Brexit is a real eye-opener.
I must admit i was a ‘don’t know’ bordering on Remain but after looking at the FACTS stated I now think that leaving the EU will be better for Britain.
It is evident that since being a member of the EU, Britain has been on a gradual decline with our manufacturing resources going abroad with the aid of EU grants or loans.
And one must look at what we have had from the EU. Locally it has just been the pavements down the Parade in Neath. It Wales it has been the funding tor road improvements on the Heads of the Valley Road. Both being a return of money that WE have paid into the EU.
Surely one of the biggest losses is THE METAL BOX (Crown Closures) who have moved abroad as a result of the EU.
After Brexit is settled we must make a determined effort to restore our manufacturing base and have British people say:: “Ask not what my country can do for me, but what I can I do for my country”.
Let’s help to make Britain great again - and then we will all benefit.

Posted by Charles on 26 November 2018

I believe that the decline in the UK's manufacturing industries started in the 1980's when Margaret Thatcher was PM and shifted this countries wealth creating ability from manufacturing to the financial services sector.......

Nothing to do with the EU?

Posted by Peter M on 26 November 2018

According to UKIP's senior economist, Cardiff University's Patrick Minford, a clean break with the EU will eliminate virtually all UK's industry - and he thinks this is a good thing! 

Wales is a net beneficiary of funds from the EU. England has more cause to moan about money from there going to Wales.

Airbus is making wings in Broughton and Toyota brought engine manufacture to Deeside because of the EU. Both have warned about reduced investment in Wales if we leave the EU.

Posted by Frank Little on 27 November 2018

There's no chance of 'restoring the manufacturing base' that Thatcher wilfully destroyed, we're too far gone for that and no longer posses the skills and know-how required and how would we ever hope to compete on cost with the likes of the Far East and India.

Those who thought Brexit was a way of somehow turning the clock back to the 1960's are in for a rude awakening. 

Posted by Nocturne on 27 November 2018

What is happening to communities? 

It may depend where you live as to the extent of changes that are taking place in our society, maybe the changes are gradual, but the overall picture as I see it is not a pretty one.
Let’s look at what is happening:
Police Stations are closing in many places.
High Street shops are closing.
Homelessness is increasing.
Some families depend on food banks.
Knife crime with youngsters is increasing.
Pot holes and ruts in roads are getting worse.
Beggars are increasing,
Illegal drug taking is on the increase.
Pubs and clubs are closing.
Bus services are being withdrawn or reduced.
Elderly folk are afraid to into some towns on weekend evenings.
And so the list goes on, and no-one stops to think about it.
As I see it, it is going to get worse.
We must give it thought now and not withdraw into our own shells - or act like an ostrich and bury our heads and pretend the dangers don’t exist.
We must think positively and work towards a better society.
Remember the only difference between being in a rut and the grave is the depth.

Posted by Jimmy on 23 November 2018

Elderly folk are afraid to into some towns on weekend evenings. im map and aint afraid to come into town but jimmy asks lets see police may sacked 20000 in England how many Wales and Scotland yet 180000forces personal sacked over their time in office open your eyes I had come up the river on a small boat and saw a tent set up behind the metal box and river that was around 2011 two people living there it goes on but those that work we pay taxes but this lot don't want the unwashed allowed near it benefits they pinch to give big companies big tax breaks yet do the peasants shout nah they murmer whot can I do hmmm give your mp a kick into aktion start to show that they robbed you enough but leaving them get away with it nah 

Posted by jeffrey davies on 23 November 2018

 

County’s Free Festive Parking a Victory for Plaid

I welcome the announcement of free parking in Neath, Port Talbot and Pontardawe town centres over the Christmas period. 

I am pleased to see that Neath Port Talbot Council has made use of extra funding secured by Plaid Cymru through our budget deal with the Welsh Government. The extra money for Councils across Wales to implement these initiatives is only available thanks to Plaid Cymru fighting for a fairer deal for local authorities.

Town centres across Wales are in need of help to ensure they not only survive but thrive and attract new visitors. By making this money from Welsh Government available I hope to that historic market towns such as Neath and the local high streets of Pontardawe and Port Talbot will see an increase in footfall and, in turn the local businesses in these town see an increase in trade in what is always a busy and important month for the retail sector. This offer is running from mid-December and so gives plenty of time for residents to support their town centres. Neath is a fantastic town and I hope that people will take advantage of the free parking to visit over Christmas.

Posted by Dr Dai Lloyd AM on 20 November 2018

Totally agree with you Thank goodness we got plaid fighting our corner in Neath with the so called Labour councilers That's all they are concerned about is getting one over on the Ferrat SAD but people like them Hate the Truth but a Lot of people know what they are like .Well done PLAID and all the other parties that haven't got their heads in the clouds and think they are inficable NOBODY is inficable remember that,and the TRUTH always comes OUT .

Posted by Cecil on 21 November 2018

Sorry Invincible.

Posted by Cecil on 22 November 2018

 

Neath developments

Can anyone tell me what shops are going in this new neath development seen the new plans today say jack about what shops are going there my bet is they will be empty and stay that way the new drawings dont show begging out side the shop's either.

Posted by Bronson on 16 November 2018

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Overgrown trees on the highways and villages

Californian Fires warning
Surely by now the U.S.has realised that trees should be banned from anywhere near towns and villages. they should all have a firebreak between them
this also goes for our own villages here, and towns in and around Wales 
the tree's along the Cadoxton main road, have not been trimmed since they were first planted many many years ago, and now they are growing over the road, so no one can see the signs, this goes for most towns and also Swansea city
who checks them—no one
where I am living they planted trees 14 years ago they are twice the size of our homes and the leaves this year has been one of the worst on record, and the roots are going into the services
who brushes the leaves up all us elderly 
have we seen anyone NO
will they lop them NO
they are now blocking the light from our windows
Has anyone been up again the answer is NO

Posted by Mike on 16 November 2018

I must agree with Mike. What has happened in California is a serious warning - a warning we must take seriouly.
The UK is covered by many woodlands, which are hopefully looked after by THE WOODLAND TRUST.
But the concern by Mike and myself is the trees adjacent to roads and houses.
These and road side grass verges should be manicured by councils all over the country.
We must look after nature and not let it get out of control.
Up to now we have been lucky here in the UK, but this luck will not last forever.
There must be an organised approach to prune trees near roads and houses before a disaster happens.
We have had the warnings, now must now act accordingly.

Posted by Charlie on 17 November 2018

 

Christmas 2018

I notice most of the Christmas lights up in Carmarthen and also they will be having a winter wonderland this year. Is it because they have a Plaid Cymru run council and here in neath we have a very poor show is it because we have a labour council .

Posted by David on 16 November 2018

Yes is the answers to that but the people themselves are to blame to vote labour every time.

Posted by John Davies on 16 November 2018

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Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves this is what happens in Tasmania,
Cleaning up all those leaves Mike ... 
you can ring the Council and get them to do it, in Tasmania-- what happened in Britain. cleaning up leaves would definitely be on their plan. here the council LOVES doing it as they have a big MULCH RECYCLING program going and all the fallen leaves go into this and then they turn it into compost and sell it back to the community for garden mulch! 
My friend tells me
if you pick up your phone and ask them, I am sure you will find out that your council do something similar ... let me know!
“I very much doubt it” says Mike

Posted by Mike on 14 November 2018

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The last post

I am looking forward to seeing who will be the last letter writer on the Readers Letters page wthen this website goes off line at the end of this year. Who will go down in history by having their final say on this social media website?
Plenty of notice has been given about the website ending and for readers to gather their thoughts.
I cannot help thinking, however, that the penny has yet to drop.
I think that many cannot bring themselves to believe that this is really going to happen. To date only one reader has made a comment about it.
Perhaps many think that there are other websites where you can express your views. No doubt they are quite right - but on how many can you go on-line and remain anonymous and express views without losing friends and also give anyone the right to reply?
Well, ss the old saying goes: you don’t miss the water until the well runs dry. 
 

Posted by George on 13 November 2018

it is with sadness that it closes another doorway that kept me at least a little bit active the ferret is read around the world by many who come back to see shots happening in their home town yet it will close down will hurt these people to say other sites out there I can't find them so while they close the door on this blog think when passing gonna hospital is Jeff locked up in there hmmm

Posted by jeffrey davies on 14 November 2018

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Problems ahead for home gardeners

The forthcoming green bag arrangement, where only 2 free bags are provided for each householder, will be a problem for those with medium and large gardens.
Currently I often put out up to 10 clear bags full of cut grass, leaves and cuttings..
I understand that in future these CLEAR bags will NOT be collected.
Like thousands of other residents I will NOT be paying a £1 for each additional green bag, which would on average, only be used once a mouth in the summer and rarely in the winter.
THIS NEEDS MORE THOUGHT BEFORE FLY TIPPING STARTS.

Posted by Phillipa on 10 November 2018

Absolutely correct. What an ill conceived policy, what arrogance, did the Authority consult with the public?

The streets are a disgrace after the collections as it is. Last Wednesday in my street after the refuse collectors had been I collected 2 empty bottles, an empty Lenor ' plastic container, a empty tuna fish can, and an empty can of tomatoes!  
Obviously far too much trouble for the bin men to pick up themselves after they had hurled the hessian bags on the back of the Lorry and the above items had tumbled out of the vehicle.

Can you imagine the mess with grass clippings!! 

You are correct fly tipping will soar (again). 

Shame on the councillors etc who accepted this policy. Our town will look a mess.

Posted by Peter M on 11 November 2018

It could be worse.
Bridgend council charge £28 a year to collect just 2 small sacks of garden waste per fortnight. Additional sacks cost a fiver each!

Posted by Nocturne on 12 November 2018

 

Community RFO

What is a community council RFO and do they get paid? 

Posted by Clem on 08 November 2018

Responsible Financial Officer, mostly these days it is a employed position in accordance with the 1972 Local Government Act section 151.
The scale of the payments may now be set by the assembly, as part of the devolution agreement. 

Posted by Ex Tory Agent on 09 November 2018

Thanks for the concise answer which, surprisingly, I could not easily get from Google

Posted by Clem on 10 November 2018

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Gnoll Walks

If you walk up to the Gnoll through the Memorial gates to the first pond then carry up the hill to the second pond you will have seen a Stone wall collapsed on the way up, well it’s been rebuilt and what a really good job it is the stonemason deservers a mention whoever it was well done

Posted by John on 04 November 2018

I agree I was. admiring the fantastic work this morning
good to see a job well done 

Posted by Mike on 06 November 2018

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Cruise surprise

I got a surprise answer from an elderly friend of mine when I asked why she repeatedly kept going on the same cruise. She said it was cheaper than being in a care/retirement home.

Posted by Suzanne on 02 November 2018

retirement homes I love the those words were one is plonked down to be abused by some of those who should be looking after you how quaint hay yet some like this woman find their own outlet good on her and I hope she enjoys many more but talking to those I now horror stories about how one is looked after many of these private homes you looking for someone to talk to starved of human b******r forgeting the words again but nevertheless you get the picture there is caewern were my motherinlaw is and its run well but many aint and thats more the pity myself iv been told no locking up but there again my motherinlaw has whot I got and the doors to her floor are locked b*******r it I better save for those cruises hay 

Posted by jeffrey davies on 03 November 2018

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politics hay 
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oh dear more austerity
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the ferret asks 
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That NDA case and Baron Hain
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Electric cars - a battery solution.
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Toothpaste Experience - and shock
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Why does it cost more to traval in the UK?
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Twitter time is back
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