Row over leaves in Darwen pond

A LIFELONG Darrener has slammed the borough council after a pond that was cleaned up had leaves blown into it by workmen.

The Friends of Sunnyhurst Wood, using cash granted by the town council and some from their own funds, paid to have silt removed from the paddling pool in the wood and taken off the site.

But Dave Horsfield, of Grafton Court, told Darwen town councillors at their meeting this week that Blackburn with Darwen Council workmen had gone into the wood with blowers and blown leaves back into the water.

He said: “This council has spent a lot of money clearing leaves and silt from the paddling pool in Sunnyhurst Wood.

“Will they talk to the borough council about this issue?”

Town council mayor Eileen Entwistle said it would be looked into.

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4:10pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Darren1951 says...

"Town council mayor Eileen Entwistle said it would be looked into"

Sounds like the old joke, doesn't it?....A hole has mysteriously appeared in the main road - council officials are looking into it.
"Town council mayor Eileen Entwistle said it would be looked into" Sounds like the old joke, doesn't it?....A hole has mysteriously appeared in the main road - council officials are looking into it. Darren1951

5:06pm Thu 9 Jan 14

phil kernot says...

Whinge whinge whinge , maybe it was a accident , as you didn't say how many leaves it was , Evening telegrarp you need to put news not mr meldews ten pence worth of drivel in the paper come on , storm in a paddling pool lol
Whinge whinge whinge , maybe it was a accident , as you didn't say how many leaves it was , Evening telegrarp you need to put news not mr meldews ten pence worth of drivel in the paper come on , storm in a paddling pool lol phil kernot

5:25pm Thu 9 Jan 14

gags2 says...

I always thought leaves float .what the worry
I always thought leaves float .what the worry gags2

6:10pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Mr Banford says...

The silt in the pool has been an ongoing issue for years.
I would suggest that removing many of the trees from above the pool and making the soil unstable, causing more silt and costing more money to remove would be more of an issue than leaf blowers with malicious intent.
The silt in the pool has been an ongoing issue for years. I would suggest that removing many of the trees from above the pool and making the soil unstable, causing more silt and costing more money to remove would be more of an issue than leaf blowers with malicious intent. Mr Banford

9:23pm Thu 9 Jan 14

happycyclist says...

First-world problems, huh...?
First-world problems, huh...? happycyclist

10:30am Sat 11 Jan 14

fleece96 says...

Why is it always the poor workmen that get the blame ? What about the fact that the pool is in the middle of a wood with lots of tree's that shed leaves , Ok fair enough the workmen may have blown some of the leaves in, but you can't blame them for all the leaves ,its just not fair .
Why is it always the poor workmen that get the blame ? What about the fact that the pool is in the middle of a wood with lots of tree's that shed leaves , Ok fair enough the workmen may have blown some of the leaves in, but you can't blame them for all the leaves ,its just not fair . fleece96

11:14am Tue 14 Jan 14

louderfasterlonger says...

fleece96 wrote:
Why is it always the poor workmen that get the blame ? What about the fact that the pool is in the middle of a wood with lots of tree's that shed leaves , Ok fair enough the workmen may have blown some of the leaves in, but you can't blame them for all the leaves ,its just not fair .
This guy once stood at the bottom of Bright street and recorded every council van that went along the A666. His reason ? He suspected that the workers from Darwen were going to a cafe in Ewood for lunch.
[quote][p][bold]fleece96[/bold] wrote: Why is it always the poor workmen that get the blame ? What about the fact that the pool is in the middle of a wood with lots of tree's that shed leaves , Ok fair enough the workmen may have blown some of the leaves in, but you can't blame them for all the leaves ,its just not fair .[/p][/quote]This guy once stood at the bottom of Bright street and recorded every council van that went along the A666. His reason ? He suspected that the workers from Darwen were going to a cafe in Ewood for lunch. louderfasterlonger

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