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Letter: Lack of respect over graveyards
4:37pm Thursday 5th July 2012 in Opinion
Has Blackburn with Darwen Council given away its lawn mowers? It’s bad enough seeing overgrown roadside vegetation and grass verges but there’s a total lack of respect when it comes to graveyards.
Even worse, when you read that Pte Pitts (LT, July 2) worked for the council for over three decades after leaving the Forces.
He clearly achieved a lot more than many of the self serving and self promoting politicians we are stuck with today.
How much would it cost to send in someone with a petrol strimmer once a month over the growing season? I’m guessing multiply by ten what any other reasonable person would pay once the council’s red tape has been added.
Should anyone fall over or slip in the graveyard, then the council will be liable and the costs of any claim will far outweigh those of sending someone out to cut back the vegetation. Easier, though, for the council to bleat on about austerity measures and make big visible shows of how broke they are – yet they are happy to spend on their modern art and the like.
GrindletonBob (via website).