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I told you it would get worse! (continued)

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This problem has been ongoing for 20 years. Still waiting for Balfour Beatty to come and cut the grass and the trees are becoming a nightmare for people living underneath them. No news from our local councillor following an email sent. Herefordshire Housing and Muir Housing also involved and responding with site visits to assess situation. Basically Hereford Council and BBLP lack of interest creates blight on our estates and they don't care.

Regarding this topic it's a shame that the old postings can't be replied to. Also I note that the posts on new topics are not numbered. This was useful in the past.

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Martin no surprise there regarding local councillor Bernard Hunt, Like Phil Edwards he got a reputation for ignoring his constituents, ask anyone in Bromyard, he not allowed to stand there again. Going back to the state of the trees and pathways, ring HC on 260000 and ask for Belfour Beattie and speak to them yourself. Other than that send your photo to HT and tell them what you written on here.

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BBLP's admitted policy is reactive ie do nothing until someone complains (and then still do little or nothing). It's a shame that payment to them isn't on the same basis. Instead of proper, planned ongoing maintenance, everything is in terminal decline, with a man and a van turning up to react to a collections of complaints, patching it at best and clearing off again. Or just closing the logged complaint as finished without doing anything (as is happening with issues in my road).

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Getting off the bus this evening at 6pm came across a woman and I presume her daughter with a litter picker and black bag. In 20 years this is the first time I have come across another member of the public on Newton Farm trying to keep the environment tidy - well done.

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I emailed my Councillor about this ongoing problem. 4 foot long grass etc. Email dated 06.06.19. I have had no reply. The name of the Councillor is Kath Hey. 

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Roger... Where I appreciate you contacting your  councillor Kath Hey, I am not surprised she hasn't answered she not the councillor for Newton Farm, Bernard Hunt is.

Martin... There is another website for NF called Nextdoor, Bernard Hunt address according to him is Cedar Close which is where Phil Edwards lives,  Maybe he asking him to take his calls/emails?

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Denise... the parish meeting would be in the Town Hall for Newton Farm, you will meet both councillors there, so could tackle them face to face. Jackie Carwardine you probable get a response from her) and Bernard Hunt. According to him on the other  website he in NF every day.

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Glenda I am referring to the PC Meetings held at Belmont Community Centre every 6 weeks. The last time I looked at their financial situation they had enough money to hire a lengthsman to do the work referred to. This would take away the necessity of relying on BB who clearly are incapable of doing the work.  

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Denise.... the meetings at the centre is for Belmont residents only. Newton Farm and Belmont are no longer linked together since 2015 when they changed the ward boundaries. The centre employs their own groundsman but only for the centre grounds.

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On 13/07/2019 at 09:19, Glenda Powell said:

Roger... Where I appreciate you contacting your  councillor Kath Hey, I am not surprised she hasn't answered she not the councillor for Newton Farm, Bernard Hunt is.

Obviously you are trying to make a cheap 'forum' and pedantic point. The 'ongoing' grass problem is widespread. Not confined to an area represented by a certain Councillor. You knew what I was saying and tried to be clever. You need to get a grip. I will add, as you need it spelled out, that I contacted Kath Hey about problems 10 feet from my back gate. Problems connected 100% with the sentiment of the topic title above. The #1 post. No reply from a Councillor after a month has passed is 'failure' in my book. 

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Roger.... I was neither making a cheap forum and pedantic point, this story is about NF, the problem may widespread, but at this moment Megilleland post above is about NF so are all the pictures.

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