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Flora rosaFlora rosa Posts: 262

Why oh why do so many people not respect wildlife and habitats, I can't believe what I've just read about the graveyard in Cornwall ! So much habitat and animals wantonly destroyed. I really feel like crying



  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,561

    Missed the news. And maybe glad that I did.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,154

    I've just read about this. It shows that people should make sure their instructions are understood and not hope that their contractors are clairvoyant.

  • KT53KT53 Posts: 7,755

    Can we have a link or a bit of explanation?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,757

    Looks like a case of poor communication.  Very sad but hopefully steps will be taken in future to ensure there's no repeat.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,056

    Silly of the maintenance department, especially given the signs. However I'm sure the meadow will soon recover from one badly timed cut. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,757

    Shame about the hedgehogs and slow worms - I always walk through long grass/undergrowth swishing around with a cane before strimming/mowing to make sure I disturb any animals who might be there so that they move off to safety.  I did it today to make sure there were no frogs in the long grass and buttercups alongside the shady bank - it would be good practice if the council workers were instructed to do that - but it would make the job take longer and consequently council tax payers may have to pay more ........

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • KT53KT53 Posts: 7,755

    Certainly an unfortunate event but mistakes happen.  The workers can't and shouldn't be expected to read every sign in the area they are working.  If the did they would never get the work done.

  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655

    Sorry KT53 but I totally disagree with  your statement. Of course workers should read every sign, it could be life or death!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,987

    Agree landgirl, following instructions is part of any job unless you're giving the instructions

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,757

    I think the problem was that they had been given instructions which they believed over-rode the notices on the site.  image and in my experience, council workers aren't expected to question what they've been told to do image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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