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Once more Sheffield's Graves Park is used as a council tip.

Is it acceptable for the council to use parkland as a tipping ground.  

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  1. 1. Is it acceptable for the council to use parkland as a tipping ground.

    • Yes I have no problem with part of Graves Park being used as a tip
      6
    • No. The land should not be used for this storing this filth.
      57
    • The land should be cleared up and restored as public parkland.
      90
    • Who cares as long as it’s not in a park near me.
      1


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I can remember the dog toilet bins being introduced and it used to be a guy in a little Ford escort van going round to empty the things but obviously as time passed the number of bins has increased and from my nearest park I know the demand for such bins has become greater as well. I suppose with the subject of poo it would be reasonable to ask the council why a different scheme couldn't be implemented. A friend living in Rotherham used to collect scrap metal and I sometimes helped him load his van up with the stuff he'd accumulated, the local scrap metal merchant paid him according to the weight so he needed to amass a certain amount to make it worth his while.

 

If there are more bins there are more bags. No amount of your bluster can get away from the point that..WHEN THE BIN IS EMPTIED ALL THOSE BAGS NEED TO GO STRAIGHT FOR DISPOSAL.. They do not need removing from a steel bin and leaving in a heap in a public park.

 

---------- Post added 17-07-2014 at 13:23 ----------

 

:hihi:

Interesting...

 

 

... so you think the council could be trading in the 'loocrative' dog poo market? :suspect:

 

It seem to be Dog Poo Futures.

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Old article here: http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/letters/this-site-should-be-protected-for-ever-1-443547

 

"Dear Lord Mayor,

 

I write to inform you that I have arranged to purchase 43 acres of parkland, between the present southern limit of Graves Park and the footpath leading from Little Norton to Norton Village."………

 

"I have pleasure in offering the additional area of 43 acres as a personal gift to the City, and may say that in doing so I feel relieved of considerable anxiety as to the ultimate fate of these beautiful acres, and I shall always feel great satisfaction in knowing that the whole of the area of 200 acres, so easily accessible to the great City population, will be dedicated to the use and enjoyment of the public for ever.

 

I remain Lord Mayor, yours faithfully,

 

J G Graves"

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You might do well to forward that to the Telegraph to remind them of the council's constant lies about the status of this bit of land. Saying someone is lying is not a nice thing to say. So if they stop doing it we won't need to keep mentioning it.

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Any updates yet ?

 

Has old Jack Scott shifted his workmens fly tipping yet ?

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Any updates yet ?

 

Has old Jack Scott shifted his workmens fly tipping yet ?

 

The simple answer is no.

 

But let's give Jack and his boys 4 out of 10 for the effort so far. 75% of the filth has been tidied up. It hasn't gone but there is less of it. It still stinks to high heaven but it is tidy. If they shift the rest the score will go up to 6 out of 10, because this filth shouldn't have been there in the first place.

I would give Friends of Graves Park 10 out of 10. It is clearly their actions that have brought about the changes so far

Also 8 out of 10 to the media for getting involved even if they fell for the Council's standard line that this isn't Graves Park.

 

So this is an interesting cross roads. What is still in the nursery is unacceptable. To remove it wouldn't take much effort. To leave it will only cause more strife. What remains in the nursery isn't worth the while of those who left it there. The manpower could be better deployed.

This may just be a panic clear up like the one triggered when the TV company was on its way. It may all be back on Monday.

 

But guarded optimism that common sense is about to prevail.

 

But all this begs the question that has been asked many times over the past 15 years. The council still occupies these 3 1/2 acres of Graves Park where it stores a couple of tractors for use in the park. 90% of the land is not used and just leads to missuse. So why not stick the tractors up in the area of the park fenced off for animal farm fodder?. Get rid of the dump which has no place in the park and allow the remaining 3 1/4 acres to be restored to parkland, which is what was agreed 15 years ago?

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But all this begs the question that has been asked many times over the past 15 years. The council still occupies these 3 1/2 acres of Graves Park where it stores a couple of tractors for use in the park. 90% of the land is not used and just leads to missuse. So why not stick the tractors up in the area of the park fenced off for animal farm fodder?. Get rid of the dump which has no place in the park and allow the remaining 3 1/4 acres to be restored to parkland, which is what was agreed 15 years ago?

 

If people started a petition online and elsewhere, I'm sure plenty of people would sign after the ill-feeling generated with the council's Graves Park/St Lukes scandal.

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Was in the park yesterday and looks like they cleared most of it well done friends of graves park.

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Was in the park yesterday and looks like they cleared most of it well done friends of graves park.

 

They seem like the only ones to be trusted with Graves Park.

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It is pretty clear that apart from the dumping the council has very little reason to remain occupying land that belongs to the charity. It is time the the council stopped abusing the trusteeship of Graves Park and fulfilled their obligation to restore the nursery site to parkland.

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