Good use of council tax?
We have been watching some council workers in fascination!
Over the past few months the area around our office has been undergoing 'regeneration'! They have widened a part of the road (well, they made a start and then stopped!), removed all the grass from the leisure areas, cut down beautiful cherry trees (the roots were dangerous although they were about 40ft from the nearest building). After a gap of a few months to allow the weeds to grow to maximum they are back (like the terminator!). The weeds have been scraped off by a JCB, topsoil removed into a heap, new topsoil piled up in another heap, and since this morning there have been 4 workers 'working' one patch of ground around 5' wide by 25' long.
First thing this morning (about 9:30am) they trimmed all the bushes nicely. Then the digger came and pulled the bushes out. Then the workers raked and levelled the ground (we thought maybe they were going to turf it). Now, the workers have started manually digging out the top soil!!! When I say digging ... I mean half a shovel into the barrow, stop for a chat, put another half a shovel of dirt into the barrow, have another chat, etc. etc. etc. And lets not forget teabreaks every 1/2 hour, and long lunch breaks, and they generally finish between 2pm and 3pm. Yesterday ..... they worked till 4pm!!!!!! They need to be careful!
And then there are the 'foremen', two of them, who do absolutely nothing, except stand watching and chat to people.
What a waste of money!