Monday, 23 February 2009

Never bored in Cumbria....


No chance of being bored in Cumbria. We have very exciting reading material put through our letter boxes regularly.

For example, last week we received the racy and scintillating
Your Cumbria
Cumbria County Council's colourful magazine telling us all about thrilling stuff such as ' Highway Stewards work with Parish Councils' and a free A/Z guide to council services, Cumbria in Bloom winners, Eco schools turning Education green, and how to fit a smoke alarm.

Not sure how I ever got on without it in the past really.

And... after wiping my brow reading that....I can turn a copy of the South Lakeland District Council's Issue ten.... Spring 2009 news.

Filled with compelling articles such as ' Cost cutting plans to lift the gloom' and 'setting up local area partnerships', there is a never a dull moment behind the curtains of lakeland homes as we sit glued to these fascinating documents.

No offence meant to the authors of these magazines- I know you do the very best you can to make the best of what is now a mandatory document. It's part of the 'consult with and involve the public' initiative.


I call it a total waste of money. Research shows that most people don't even read these things.Most folk I know just immediately put them in the recycle bin, or use them in the fire. How depressing. If everyone in the county gets one, just imagine how many thousands that costs!


WHAT WE WANT IS THE MONEY SPENT ON SERVICES PLEASE. SUCH AS EMPTY THE BINS ONCE A WEEK NOT FORTNIGHTLY AND PROPER MAINTENANCE OF THE ROADS.


As you can guess- the whole thing makes me mad. Please excuse me- I need to go to the recycle bin now....
If you want to read all about it go to www.yourcumbria.org.uk

6 comments:

Polergirl said...

I know exactly what you mean! I live in a rural area with an occasional bus service, no street lighting and none of the council services large towns get, yet I still have to pay more council tax than most people for the privalige! Oh, but I do also get a lovely glossy magazine from the Council.

Granny on the Web said...

I couldn't agree more. Such a waste of money, paper and time. Ours goes into the recycle bin too. Shame, I am sure they are well intentioned by the powers that be, but money like you say needs directing to better services elsewhere. When it snowed the week our general rubbish was due for collection, it wasn't collected at all, so consequently it wasn't a fortnightly collection but a monthly, so it was overload time.

Grrrrrrrr


Love Granny

Busy Bee Suz said...

wow. very irritating ideed. money is so wasted by silly people.

Jess said...

Hi just stopping by to say hello and that i haven't deserted blogland, just been very busy with 2 jobs. Thanks so much for all your visits

Hope all is well and that you have a great week ahead...

Love, Jess

Expat mum said...

Bins emptied only once a fortnight. What about all the lakeland critters? Don't they empty it all over the place. Possibly because we have alley rats but, ours is emptied twice a week thank god.

Nota Bene said...

We get those too...erm about essex, not cumbria tho. STill a waste of time and money tho!!