Children's wicker fences still facing the chop despite delay

Gazette: Paul Smith has spoken out against county council bosses' decision to rip out children's wicker fences Paul Smith has spoken out against county council bosses' decision to rip out children's wicker fences

HIGHWAYS bosses are still planning on ripping out a wicker fence built by school children to stop parents parking on grass verges.

The work, which was meant to be carried out on Tuesday, December 11, had been delayed and prompted hope that county hall was considering a u-turn.

But an Essex County Council spokesman confirmed the work, outside Friars Grove Primary School, in Upland Drive, is still due to go ahead despite it not being on the works programme for this week.

Essex County Council made the decision without consulting either the school or Growing In St John’s, an environmental group which helped children.

The work is to be carried out because it is “causing an obstruction to the highway”.

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6:49pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Simon Taylor says...

Nonsense. Please give us the name of the person responsible for this ridiculous decision.
Nonsense. Please give us the name of the person responsible for this ridiculous decision. Simon Taylor
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7:11pm Wed 19 Dec 12

hughie-s says...

Single yellow line so parking is allowed at certain times, passengers in the nearside of a car cannot get out because of the obstruction. Main reason is I suspect cars could be scratched by the wicker fence resulting in a claim against the council.
Single yellow line so parking is allowed at certain times, passengers in the nearside of a car cannot get out because of the obstruction. Main reason is I suspect cars could be scratched by the wicker fence resulting in a claim against the council. hughie-s
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8:57pm Wed 19 Dec 12

jut1972 says...

typical jobs worths. Here is the phone number and email address of the Cllr in charge of highways:

http://cmis.essexcc.
gov.uk/essexcmis5/Co
uncillors/tabid/62/c
tl/ViewCMIS_Person/m
id/480/id/99/ScreenM
ode/Ward/Default.asp
x

if that doesnt work google cllr derrick louis
typical jobs worths. Here is the phone number and email address of the Cllr in charge of highways: http://cmis.essexcc. gov.uk/essexcmis5/Co uncillors/tabid/62/c tl/ViewCMIS_Person/m id/480/id/99/ScreenM ode/Ward/Default.asp x if that doesnt work google cllr derrick louis jut1972
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10:43pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Hamiltonandy says...

Now the town hall tyrants have got involved there is nothing anyone can do to stop the official vandalism.
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After the fence is removed the petty officials will go back to putting their feet up whilst putting in exhorbitant expense claims. Let them have their petty triumph and anonymously plant up suitably tough shrubs such as holly.
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Ideally a row of attractive variagated holly alternating with a hebe would brighten up this dull area. Just ensure you have spares to replace those destroyed by the intellectually challenged!
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Just remember to do it anonymously and deny all knowledge of who is responsible. Guerilla gardening works as long as no councillors get involved!
Now the town hall tyrants have got involved there is nothing anyone can do to stop the official vandalism. . After the fence is removed the petty officials will go back to putting their feet up whilst putting in exhorbitant expense claims. Let them have their petty triumph and anonymously plant up suitably tough shrubs such as holly. . Ideally a row of attractive variagated holly alternating with a hebe would brighten up this dull area. Just ensure you have spares to replace those destroyed by the intellectually challenged! . Just remember to do it anonymously and deny all knowledge of who is responsible. Guerilla gardening works as long as no councillors get involved! Hamiltonandy
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8:57am Thu 20 Dec 12

TheCaptain says...

Hamiltonandy wrote:
Now the town hall tyrants have got involved there is nothing anyone can do to stop the official vandalism.
.
After the fence is removed the petty officials will go back to putting their feet up whilst putting in exhorbitant expense claims. Let them have their petty triumph and anonymously plant up suitably tough shrubs such as holly.
.
Ideally a row of attractive variagated holly alternating with a hebe would brighten up this dull area. Just ensure you have spares to replace those destroyed by the intellectually challenged!
.
Just remember to do it anonymously and deny all knowledge of who is responsible. Guerilla gardening works as long as no councillors get involved!
County Hall Andy hope you are trying to make it sound like a CBC decision?
[quote][p][bold]Hamiltonandy[/bold] wrote: Now the town hall tyrants have got involved there is nothing anyone can do to stop the official vandalism. . After the fence is removed the petty officials will go back to putting their feet up whilst putting in exhorbitant expense claims. Let them have their petty triumph and anonymously plant up suitably tough shrubs such as holly. . Ideally a row of attractive variagated holly alternating with a hebe would brighten up this dull area. Just ensure you have spares to replace those destroyed by the intellectually challenged! . Just remember to do it anonymously and deny all knowledge of who is responsible. Guerilla gardening works as long as no councillors get involved![/p][/quote]County Hall Andy hope you are trying to make it sound like a CBC decision? TheCaptain
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9:48am Thu 20 Dec 12

jim_bo says...

The fence is there to stop parents parking on the grass verge.

Put some bollards or rocks there and that will stop them. The fence gives a false sense of security for pedestrians.
The fence is there to stop parents parking on the grass verge. Put some bollards or rocks there and that will stop them. The fence gives a false sense of security for pedestrians. jim_bo
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10:23am Thu 20 Dec 12

thecapedcrusader69 says...

Its a wicker fence! Who cares. Calm down
Its a wicker fence! Who cares. Calm down thecapedcrusader69
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10:55am Thu 20 Dec 12

Scoot says...

Plum Crazy ! If highways don't replace it with something of their own then they need to be fired. There are some parents who don't give two hoots about pedestrians and the safety of kids. Outside the primary school where my youngest goes to I've seen cars parked so far across the pavement that pedestrians either have to walk across peoples gardens or out in the road. I've even seen cars with all 4 wheels off the road.
Plum Crazy ! If highways don't replace it with something of their own then they need to be fired. There are some parents who don't give two hoots about pedestrians and the safety of kids. Outside the primary school where my youngest goes to I've seen cars parked so far across the pavement that pedestrians either have to walk across peoples gardens or out in the road. I've even seen cars with all 4 wheels off the road. Scoot
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5:58pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Fairminded fella says...

What a twisted article saying that ECC made the decision without consulting anyone....hang on, they don't have a duty to, they do have duty to remove obstructions from the highway. Why did CBC give the ok for this when they didn't have the authority to do so? This could all have been sorted if ECC had been contacted at the very start to agree what would have been appropriate. As it is, I think these wicker fences are a great idea. Howevever, if ECC won't play ball get a copy of their Verges policy and start placing white painted blocks along the edge.
What a twisted article saying that ECC made the decision without consulting anyone....hang on, they don't have a duty to, they do have duty to remove obstructions from the highway. Why did CBC give the ok for this when they didn't have the authority to do so? This could all have been sorted if ECC had been contacted at the very start to agree what would have been appropriate. As it is, I think these wicker fences are a great idea. Howevever, if ECC won't play ball get a copy of their Verges policy and start placing white painted blocks along the edge. Fairminded fella
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10:58pm Thu 20 Dec 12

jut1972 says...

ECC remove childrens work designed to protect children.

Come on gazette get an interview with highways and name and shame!
ECC remove childrens work designed to protect children. Come on gazette get an interview with highways and name and shame! jut1972
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