Council hunts for green inspectors

Daily Echo: Council hunts for green inspectors Council hunts for green inspectors

VOLUNTEERS living on Southampton council estates are needed to help the city council with its maintenance programme across the city.

Southampton City Council Tenant Participation wants tenants to act as green inspectors and check to see the grass is cut, trees and shrubs maintained and play parks properly cleaned.

Anyone interested should call 023 8083 3185 or email tenant.participation@ southampton.gov.uk.

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10:33am Sun 16 Feb 14

bigfella777 says...

How about free council tax for anyone who volunteers?
How about free council tax for anyone who volunteers? bigfella777
  • Score: 2

12:28pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Maine Lobster says...

I expect there are enough people already who report these issues through phone and internet already. I don't see the real point in this. Maybe they should spend some more money on staff cutting grass rather than this press release and there would be less need for work not done to be reported?
I expect there are enough people already who report these issues through phone and internet already. I don't see the real point in this. Maybe they should spend some more money on staff cutting grass rather than this press release and there would be less need for work not done to be reported? Maine Lobster
  • Score: 3

1:22pm Sun 16 Feb 14

loosehead says...

why not offer to provide a local with the means to cut the grass & compost it?
I know of at least one allotment holder that cuts the grass in his street & he uses it for compost at his plot.
this could keep the Parks team maintaining the parks!
why not offer to provide a local with the means to cut the grass & compost it? I know of at least one allotment holder that cuts the grass in his street & he uses it for compost at his plot. this could keep the Parks team maintaining the parks! loosehead
  • Score: 1

2:13pm Sun 16 Feb 14

IronLady2010 says...

loosehead wrote:
why not offer to provide a local with the means to cut the grass & compost it?
I know of at least one allotment holder that cuts the grass in his street & he uses it for compost at his plot.
this could keep the Parks team maintaining the parks!
Nice idea, but there will be a Health & Safety issue. Using a grass cutter on public land, what happens if you chop someones toes off?

Back in the day we'd all chip in and help out, now everyone is worried about H&S.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: why not offer to provide a local with the means to cut the grass & compost it? I know of at least one allotment holder that cuts the grass in his street & he uses it for compost at his plot. this could keep the Parks team maintaining the parks![/p][/quote]Nice idea, but there will be a Health & Safety issue. Using a grass cutter on public land, what happens if you chop someones toes off? Back in the day we'd all chip in and help out, now everyone is worried about H&S. IronLady2010
  • Score: -7

7:25pm Sun 16 Feb 14

southy says...

Loose if they want volunteers then there must be a job there for some one to be employed full time, never ask for volunteers when it can be created into a full or part time job for some one.


https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=l8mhuOJH
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watch that loose let me know what you think yhis is an ex army guys doing the talking.
Loose if they want volunteers then there must be a job there for some one to be employed full time, never ask for volunteers when it can be created into a full or part time job for some one. https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=l8mhuOJH w_4 watch that loose let me know what you think yhis is an ex army guys doing the talking. southy
  • Score: -10

9:00pm Sun 16 Feb 14

loosehead says...

southy wrote:
Loose if they want volunteers then there must be a job there for some one to be employed full time, never ask for volunteers when it can be created into a full or part time job for some one.


https://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=l8mhuOJH

w_4

watch that loose let me know what you think yhis is an ex army guys doing the talking.
Southy I'm not watching it sorry. I use to take the grass cuttings from Lordshill Church to compost it .
Look how long the grass gets not just along the road side but look at our parks.
when I first brought my wife back here she marvelled at the Floral displays in our parks.
When I was talking to a Liverpool estate agent he told me he was an Everton fan & he'd come here to watch his team & he thought our park land was magnificent.
I'm not trying to put anyone out of a job but for cutting the grass not trimming the bushes & trees why not ask an allotment holder if he would be prepared to cut the grass if the council paid for the petrol for his lawn mower?
it would leave council staff to work on our pride & joy that is the parks
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Loose if they want volunteers then there must be a job there for some one to be employed full time, never ask for volunteers when it can be created into a full or part time job for some one. https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=l8mhuOJH w_4 watch that loose let me know what you think yhis is an ex army guys doing the talking.[/p][/quote]Southy I'm not watching it sorry. I use to take the grass cuttings from Lordshill Church to compost it . Look how long the grass gets not just along the road side but look at our parks. when I first brought my wife back here she marvelled at the Floral displays in our parks. When I was talking to a Liverpool estate agent he told me he was an Everton fan & he'd come here to watch his team & he thought our park land was magnificent. I'm not trying to put anyone out of a job but for cutting the grass not trimming the bushes & trees why not ask an allotment holder if he would be prepared to cut the grass if the council paid for the petrol for his lawn mower? it would leave council staff to work on our pride & joy that is the parks loosehead
  • Score: 6

9:00pm Sun 16 Feb 14

loosehead says...

southy wrote:
Loose if they want volunteers then there must be a job there for some one to be employed full time, never ask for volunteers when it can be created into a full or part time job for some one.


https://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=l8mhuOJH

w_4

watch that loose let me know what you think yhis is an ex army guys doing the talking.
are you saying the people who volunteer to work in Oxfam or any charity shop are wrong to do so?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Loose if they want volunteers then there must be a job there for some one to be employed full time, never ask for volunteers when it can be created into a full or part time job for some one. https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=l8mhuOJH w_4 watch that loose let me know what you think yhis is an ex army guys doing the talking.[/p][/quote]are you saying the people who volunteer to work in Oxfam or any charity shop are wrong to do so? loosehead
  • Score: 6

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