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hilldweller

I've been on the t'internet, attempting to find a listing of all the paid council officers.

Not surprisingly to no avail. If there is a list somewhere then they have gone to great lengths to keep it hidden.

What I have discovered is that our council apparently spend in excess of £600,000 a year on "Climate Change Officers", thirteen of them.

What in the name of all that's sacred are our City Council doing spending ratepayers money on such things.

Climate Change Policy is the responsibility of National Government and the Council should confine themselves to complying with government policy only.

How many more hundreds of people are employed on inflated salaries doing non jobs that are no concern to a city council ?

I realise that central government have passed responsibiilty for Social Security to the council and that this must involve extra staff, but in my opinion they should confine themselves to keeping the streets clean, ensuring that the refuse is collected (by a contractor) and keeping our libraries and local swimming baths open. And of course providing social housing for those who can't afford to buy.

It's not as if the officers are doing a good job. You couldn't make up the debacle over the city center re-development, they are now saying that after the withdrawing of Hammersons from the project, that it hasn't involved the city in any expenditure.

I guess the people who owned all the compulsorily purchased property around Pinstone Street must have given their property for nothing, and National Grid must have moved all the 275 kV underground cables for the same.

You couldn't make it up !

It makes you proud to be a Sheffielder.

Stop the World I want to get off.

HD

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dunsbyowl1867

I've been on the t'internet, attempting to find a listing of all the paid council officers.

Not surprisingly to no avail. If there is a list somewhere then they have gone to great lengths to keep it hidden.

What I have discovered is that our council apparently spend in excess of £600,000 a year on "Climate Change Officers", thirteen of them.

What in the name of all that's sacred are our City Council doing spending ratepayers money on such things.

Climate Change Policy is the responsibility of National Government and the Council should confine themselves to complying with government policy only.

How many more hundreds of people are employed on inflated salaries doing non jobs that are no concern to a city council ?

I realise that central government have passed responsibiilty for Social Security to the council and that this must involve extra staff, but in my opinion they should confine themselves to keeping the streets clean, ensuring that the refuse is collected (by a contractor) and keeping our libraries and local swimming baths open. And of course providing social housing for those who can't afford to buy.

It's not as if the officers are doing a good job. You couldn't make up the debacle over the city center re-development, they are now saying that after the withdrawing of Hammersons from the project, that it hasn't involved the city in any expenditure.

I guess the people who owned all the compulsorily purchased property around Pinstone Street must have given their property for nothing, and National Grid must have moved all the 275 kV underground cables for the same.

You couldn't make it up !

It makes you proud to be a Sheffielder.

Stop the World I want to get off.

HD

Local councils play a vital role in making sure the UK is prepared for the impacts of climate change at a local level. They provide many services that will be affected by climate change.

This will present different challenges to each area, and local councils are free to decide how best to address these challenges and take advantage of any opportunities.

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hilldweller

Local councils play a vital role in making sure the UK is prepared for the impacts of climate change at a local level. They provide many services that will be affected by climate change.

This will present different challenges to each area, and local councils are free to decide how best to address these challenges and take advantage of any opportunities.

Well all I can say is that if we are depending on the bunch of imcompetent clowns running Sheffield City Council to defend us from climate change, then I'm off to build an ark. :wacko:

I wonder if Lavers have got any gopher wood in at the moment. :unsure:

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Well all I can say is that if we are depending on the bunch of incompetent clowns running Sheffield City Council to defend us from climate change, then I'm off to build an ark. :wacko:

I wonder if Lavers have got any gopher wood in at the moment. :unsure:

HD

Three H'appence a foot

I'll tell you an old-fashioned story

That Grandfather used to relate,

Of a joiner and building contractor;

'Is name, it were Sam Oglethwaite.

In a shop on the banks of the Irwell,

Old Sam used to follow 'is trade,

In a place you'll have 'eard of, called Bury;

You know, where black puddings is made.

One day, Sam were filling a knot 'ole

Wi' putty, when in thro' the door

Came an old feller fair wreathed wi' whiskers;

T'ould chap said 'Good morning, I'm Noah.'

Sam asked Noah what was 'is business,

And t'ould chap went on to remark,

That not liking the look of the weather,

'E were thinking of building an Ark.

'E'd gotten the wood for the bulwarks,

And all t'other shipbuilding junk,

And wanted some nice Bird's Eye Maple

To panel the side of 'is bunk.

Now Maple were Sam's Monopoly;

That means it were all 'is to cut,

And nobody else 'adn't got none;

So 'e asked Noah three ha'pence a foot.

'A ha'penny too much,' replied Noah

'A Penny a foot's more the mark;

A penny a foot, and when t'rain comes,

I'll give you a ride in me Ark.'

But neither would budge in the bargain;

The whole daft thing were kind of a jam,

So Sam put 'is tongue out at Noah,

And Noah made rude signs at Sam

In wrath and ill-feeling they parted,

Not knowing when they'd meet again,

And Sam had forgot all about it,

'Til one day it started to rain.

It rained and it rained for a fortni't,

And flooded the 'ole countryside.

It rained and it kept' on raining,

'Til the Irwell were fifty mile wide.

The 'ouses were soon under water,

And folks to the roof 'ad to climb.

They said 'twas the rottenest summer

That Bury 'ad 'ad for some time.

The rain showed no sign of abating,

And water rose hour by hour,

'Til the only dry land were at Blackpool,

And that were on top of the Tower.

So Sam started swimming to Blackpool;

It took 'im best part of a week.

'Is clothes were wet through when 'e got there,

And 'is boots were beginning to leak.

'E stood to 'is watch-chain in water,

On Tower top, just before dark,

When who should come sailing towards 'im

But old Noah, steering 'is Ark.

They stared at each other in silence,

'Til Ark were alongside, all but,

Then Noah said: 'What price yer Maple?'

Sam answered 'Three ha'pence a foot.'

Noah said 'Nay; I'll make thee an offer,

The same as I did t'other day.

A penny a foot and a free ride.

Now, come on, lad, what does tha say?'

'Three ha'pence a foot,' came the answer.

So Noah 'is sail 'ad to hoist,

And sailed off again in a dudgeon,

While Sam stood determined, but moist.

Noah cruised around, flying 'is pigeons,

'Til fortieth day of the wet,

And on 'is way back, passing Blackpool,

'E saw old Sam standing there yet.

'Is chin just stuck out of the water;

A comical figure 'e cut,

Noah said: 'Now what's the price of yer Maple?'

Sam answered: 'Three ha'pence a foot.'

Said Noah: 'Ye'd best take my offer;

It's last time I'll be hereabout;

And if water comes half an inch higher,

I'll happen get Maple for nowt.'

'Three ha'pence a foot it'll cost yer,

And as fer me,' Sam said, 'don't fret.

The sky's took a turn since this morning;

I think it'll brighten up yet.'

"Nay lad thart wrong

It'll rain a lot more I'll be bound

Come on lad, sell us thi Maple"

"***! off" said Sam, - and then drowned.

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