Payment withheld as 11 out of 13 new Helston benches come loose in days

Falmouth Packet: Payment withheld as 11 out of 13 new Helston benches come loose in days Payment withheld as 11 out of 13 new Helston benches come loose in days

Eleven of the 13 new benches installed in Helston town centre at the start of the year are already coming loose – leading to the town council withholding payment until the issue has been resolved.

Members were told that the problem could be that they only had two fixings per bench.

Mayor Jonathan Radford-Gaby told councillors: “A lot of the benches appear unsecure because there are only two fixings.

“I admit one or two of them are loose and we are keeping an eye on it and will be reporting back to amenities [committee].”

He felt it was not the fault of the contractor who installed the benches if the council only asked him to use two fixings.

Councillor Martine Knight, vice chairman of the amenities committee that is responsible for the bench project, said: “When we were doing the ordering process all the indications were two fixings were adequate and the pictures showed that.

“Having looked at a couple of loose ones myself it's quite clear the holes drilled are too big. It's not fixed properly. I concur we shouldn't pay until this matter is resolved.”

It was unanimously agreed that the council should hold the cheque for the contractor until the work was done to the council's satisfaction.

The benches were this week described as an interim measure while other schemes are discussed. The pilot project will establish whether the seating is in the correct place, how much it is used and what the ultimate aims are regarding design.

It had been hoped to site more benches on the sunnier side of Coinagehall Street, but narrow pavements and a desire to not obstruct the windows of businesses meant it had not been possible at this time.

Due to the continued consultation, and with economic constraints in mind, the council said it chose benches that were plain, basic and maintenance-free that could, ultimately, be relocated to more outlying areas of the town and play parks.

They have been bought in black to be more in-keeping with the other street “furniture” – such as litter bins – and will have an official Helston Town Council logo added at a later date. The cost of supplying the benches was £1,935, with a further £429 spent on installing them.

This has been paid for out of the amenities committee's budget, after the suggestion was raised by a working party set up to look at the results of the 2011 town plan questionnaire.

  • Payment has since been released to the contractor after the council agreed the work had been carried out as instructed. Mayor Jonathan Radford-Gaby and chairman of the amenities committee Justine Hornsby carried out an inspection of all the benches within 24 hours of the meeting and authorised payment the same day.

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4:04pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I contacted the Town Council and said I had found 11 out of the 15 originally mentioned benches (apparently only 13 now) and that out of the 11, I found a few to be loose in fixings, I stated, in my opinion, it was because they only had two bolt fixings per bench as opposed to four, I also stated I personally would have inscribed Helston on each bench for security reasons. I additionally challenged the council on their original public statement that the benches were left sloping and were black in colour to aid the visually impaired. One cannot categorise visual impairment, and in essence, whilst sloping and black may assist some people with visual impairment it could hinder others. I now notice the statement released is that we have black benches to match the street furniture, such as the bins!
I disagree the holes were initially drilled too large resulting in the benches becoming loose, I suggest this is not the fault of the supplier but they have worked loose because there are only two fitments per bench as opposed to four and as the benches are quite light and pliable, when weight was distributed upon them it has loosened the two fittings. I believe the suppliers should have been instructed to fit four per bench, this in my view would have restricted movement, and could have prevented the two fittings from working loose and increasing the hole sizes.
I additionally informed the council that in my opinion some of the benches were in the wrong location, now they have issued a statement saying this a pilot project and some could be relocated, in my view this will cost even more money to relocate some. Would it not have been more cost effective to have researched initially as to where to locate them and how to fix them.
I contacted the Town Council and said I had found 11 out of the 15 originally mentioned benches (apparently only 13 now) and that out of the 11, I found a few to be loose in fixings, I stated, in my opinion, it was because they only had two bolt fixings per bench as opposed to four, I also stated I personally would have inscribed Helston on each bench for security reasons. I additionally challenged the council on their original public statement that the benches were left sloping and were black in colour to aid the visually impaired. One cannot categorise visual impairment, and in essence, whilst sloping and black may assist some people with visual impairment it could hinder others. I now notice the statement released is that we have black benches to match the street furniture, such as the bins! I disagree the holes were initially drilled too large resulting in the benches becoming loose, I suggest this is not the fault of the supplier but they have worked loose because there are only two fitments per bench as opposed to four and as the benches are quite light and pliable, when weight was distributed upon them it has loosened the two fittings. I believe the suppliers should have been instructed to fit four per bench, this in my view would have restricted movement, and could have prevented the two fittings from working loose and increasing the hole sizes. I additionally informed the council that in my opinion some of the benches were in the wrong location, now they have issued a statement saying this a pilot project and some could be relocated, in my view this will cost even more money to relocate some. Would it not have been more cost effective to have researched initially as to where to locate them and how to fix them. Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: -12

4:16pm Fri 24 Jan 14

meerkats says...

Surely it would have made more sense from the start to have 4 fixings at least per bench ,even if they thought two were adequate, just to be on the safe side and not have problems as they are facing now. Also i agree with a comment you made sometime ago Gill re the bench outside the job centre it is much to close too the door and could cause a safety issue.
Surely it would have made more sense from the start to have 4 fixings at least per bench ,even if they thought two were adequate, just to be on the safe side and not have problems as they are facing now. Also i agree with a comment you made sometime ago Gill re the bench outside the job centre it is much to close too the door and could cause a safety issue. meerkats
  • Score: -13

4:38pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

A rather expensive pilot project is it not? I believe most councils choose a robust design suitable for public use, predetermine as to where the benches will be sited and instruct a contractor to adequately fix them, with security in mind, as oppose to put them all over town with apparent little thought to security, and then let the public play hide and seek the benches when they keep moving them around.
A rather expensive pilot project is it not? I believe most councils choose a robust design suitable for public use, predetermine as to where the benches will be sited and instruct a contractor to adequately fix them, with security in mind, as oppose to put them all over town with apparent little thought to security, and then let the public play hide and seek the benches when they keep moving them around. Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: -10

5:44pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

The report sounds like jargon for a c**k up to me.
The report sounds like jargon for a c**k up to me. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 29

6:00pm Fri 24 Jan 14

petergg says...

Proper Job builders (NOT)
Proper Job builders (NOT) petergg
  • Score: 4

6:09pm Fri 24 Jan 14

petergg says...

Typical when public service gets involved

And of corse we have a book written on the topic by our resident armchair expert
Typical when public service gets involved And of corse we have a book written on the topic by our resident armchair expert petergg
  • Score: 21

6:43pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

petergg wrote:
Typical when public service gets involved

And of corse we have a book written on the topic by our resident armchair expert
I do not claim to be an expert, nor do I choose ever to insult other contributors. I do not post under a pseudonym and anything I say on here I am always happy to say to the relevant council etc. If I choose to actually post more than a couple of words or one sentence that is my prerogative. So far on here, your posts have included calling other posters "numpties" leaving a sarcastic "yawn" comment without any constructive comment yourself, telling me to "get real" and now having a sarcastic dig at me. May I politely suggest if you cannot be civil to other posters you stick to commenting on the topic only.
[quote][p][bold]petergg[/bold] wrote: Typical when public service gets involved And of corse we have a book written on the topic by our resident armchair expert[/p][/quote]I do not claim to be an expert, nor do I choose ever to insult other contributors. I do not post under a pseudonym and anything I say on here I am always happy to say to the relevant council etc. If I choose to actually post more than a couple of words or one sentence that is my prerogative. So far on here, your posts have included calling other posters "numpties" leaving a sarcastic "yawn" comment without any constructive comment yourself, telling me to "get real" and now having a sarcastic dig at me. May I politely suggest if you cannot be civil to other posters you stick to commenting on the topic only. Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: -12

7:06pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Everytime this website loses one rude person it seems to pick up another one. Gill has never been rude to you petergg or anyone else.
Everytime this website loses one rude person it seems to pick up another one. Gill has never been rude to you petergg or anyone else. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 16

7:36pm Fri 24 Jan 14

meerkats says...

petergg wrote:
Typical when public service gets involved

And of corse we have a book written on the topic by our resident armchair expert
Perhaps you could try leaving constructive interesting comments like Gill and many others do, instead of being rude .
[quote][p][bold]petergg[/bold] wrote: Typical when public service gets involved And of corse we have a book written on the topic by our resident armchair expert[/p][/quote]Perhaps you could try leaving constructive interesting comments like Gill and many others do, instead of being rude . meerkats
  • Score: -2

7:37pm Fri 24 Jan 14

meerkats says...

Rainbow over Helston wrote:
Everytime this website loses one rude person it seems to pick up another one. Gill has never been rude to you petergg or anyone else.
I sometimes wonder if its the same person under a different user name ,or some just get a kick out of being continually rude and insulting.
[quote][p][bold]Rainbow over Helston[/bold] wrote: Everytime this website loses one rude person it seems to pick up another one. Gill has never been rude to you petergg or anyone else.[/p][/quote]I sometimes wonder if its the same person under a different user name ,or some just get a kick out of being continually rude and insulting. meerkats
  • Score: -4

8:32pm Fri 24 Jan 14

petergg says...

New Film

Carry On Councillors
New Film Carry On Councillors petergg
  • Score: 7

9:32am Sat 25 Jan 14

DCI Jen says...

meerkats and Gill I have just watched the scoring drop on your comments in a matter of seconds and the comments of petergg rise at once. I know for a fact It is possible for one person to multiple vote on here. Seem to remember Ron saying he mostly gets on the website at weekends, and this happened before with his comments. Whoever is doing it I think is pathetic. I don't know what the person hopes to achieve because to me in my opinion they are just making themselves look bitter jealous and petty.
Gills real score was 10 and meerkats real score was 9 petergg score was -6 for his sarcastic comment and 0 for his carry on Councillors comment.
Whoever put the score up for peterggs rude/sarcastic comment obviously condones rudeness to other posters.
To be rude to other posters especially if not posting under your real full name I think is a cowards bullying use of the forum.

The benches need sorting out and I think someone didn't do their homework on them.
meerkats and Gill I have just watched the scoring drop on your comments in a matter of seconds and the comments of petergg rise at once. I know for a fact It is possible for one person to multiple vote on here. Seem to remember Ron saying he mostly gets on the website at weekends, and this happened before with his comments. Whoever is doing it I think is pathetic. I don't know what the person hopes to achieve because to me in my opinion they are just making themselves look bitter jealous and petty. Gills real score was 10 and meerkats real score was 9 petergg score was -6 for his sarcastic comment and 0 for his carry on Councillors comment. Whoever put the score up for peterggs rude/sarcastic comment obviously condones rudeness to other posters. To be rude to other posters especially if not posting under your real full name I think is a cowards bullying use of the forum. The benches need sorting out and I think someone didn't do their homework on them. DCI Jen
  • Score: 21

5:20pm Sat 25 Jan 14

petergg says...

Carry on Detective

LOL
Carry on Detective LOL petergg
  • Score: -2

5:46pm Sat 25 Jan 14

DCI Jen says...

Would that be petergg Hull one wonders.
Would that be petergg Hull one wonders. DCI Jen
  • Score: 12

7:05am Sun 26 Jan 14

Helston Observer says...

Petergg and Ron E., they had the same English teacher, I think!

Coming back to the actual subject, saw the Mayor and someone else actually inspecting the benches last weekend - hasn't he got anything better to waste his time on, the benches are not correctly fixed, doesn't need a big inspection to conclude that! What a waste of time and money.
Petergg and Ron E., they had the same English teacher, I think! Coming back to the actual subject, saw the Mayor and someone else actually inspecting the benches last weekend - hasn't he got anything better to waste his time on, the benches are not correctly fixed, doesn't need a big inspection to conclude that! What a waste of time and money. Helston Observer
  • Score: 29

8:04am Sun 26 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

In fairness, it is not the fault of the Mayor, the installation of the benches are I believe, the responsibility of the amenities committee, of which he is not a member. I suppose perhaps, if a problem arises such as this, or a member of the public complains about something, maybe then he is obliged to spend time verifying and establishing the extent of the problem.
Perhaps this is a case in point for not having separate committees within the council.
In fairness, it is not the fault of the Mayor, the installation of the benches are I believe, the responsibility of the amenities committee, of which he is not a member. I suppose perhaps, if a problem arises such as this, or a member of the public complains about something, maybe then he is obliged to spend time verifying and establishing the extent of the problem. Perhaps this is a case in point for not having separate committees within the council. Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: -5

9:20am Sun 26 Jan 14

meerkats says...

RonE disappears and petergg appears ! coincidence maybe. I think it is good that the Mayor took time and inspected the benches ,if he hadnt he would have got criticised for not being interested ,he cant win either way it seems.
RonE disappears and petergg appears ! coincidence maybe. I think it is good that the Mayor took time and inspected the benches ,if he hadnt he would have got criticised for not being interested ,he cant win either way it seems. meerkats
  • Score: 0

9:51am Sun 26 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

See the scores dropping by the second again, i know 20 people dont all get on the website at once. Its a pointless thing to do because we all know one person can multiple vote. And telstar used to complain about Gill getting thumbs up. The Mayor is great, the ammenities committee i think are rubbish and i wouldnt be surprised if petergg was telstar seeing as they both banged on about the chip shop and the pasty drivethrough.
See the scores dropping by the second again, i know 20 people dont all get on the website at once. Its a pointless thing to do because we all know one person can multiple vote. And telstar used to complain about Gill getting thumbs up. The Mayor is great, the ammenities committee i think are rubbish and i wouldnt be surprised if petergg was telstar seeing as they both banged on about the chip shop and the pasty drivethrough. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 8

10:05am Sun 26 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Well done Gill and meerkats for saying what you know is right, you always get thumbs down when you say anything good about the council or the BIP and you probably always will all the time there are who i think are stupid people out there that are too daft to sift out what is right in the council and what is wrong. Gill its all your fault for complaining about the benches to the council probably why the mayor had to waste time checking them lol
Well done Gill and meerkats for saying what you know is right, you always get thumbs down when you say anything good about the council or the BIP and you probably always will all the time there are who i think are stupid people out there that are too daft to sift out what is right in the council and what is wrong. Gill its all your fault for complaining about the benches to the council probably why the mayor had to waste time checking them lol Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 9

10:47am Sun 26 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Gill i dont think you need to get rid of seperate committees on the council you just need to get rid of the Cllrs on the amenties committee that havnt basic common sense, if i didnt know what i was doing i would listen to someone elses advice not play high and mighty Cllr know it all attitude or too up myself to listen and respond to public opinion.
Gill i dont think you need to get rid of seperate committees on the council you just need to get rid of the Cllrs on the amenties committee that havnt basic common sense, if i didnt know what i was doing i would listen to someone elses advice not play high and mighty Cllr know it all attitude or too up myself to listen and respond to public opinion. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 10

11:00am Sun 26 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Gill you said on here before that you know how to multiple vote, why dont you vote your score back up lol
Gill you said on here before that you know how to multiple vote, why dont you vote your score back up lol Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 5

12:38pm Sun 26 Jan 14

miss perfect says...

Gilan,who said youre an armchair expert ?
Gilan,who said youre an armchair expert ? miss perfect
  • Score: -21

12:56pm Sun 26 Jan 14

DCI Jen says...

miss perfect wrote:
Gilan,who said youre an armchair expert ?
Well she seems to have a lot more common sense to me, than some of the Cllrs, did you feel the need to open a packet account just to post that comment on the subject of benches! Or will you be adding an actual opinion on the topic.
I think the amenities committee has screwed up, end of. Who was in charge!
[quote][p][bold]miss perfect[/bold] wrote: Gilan,who said youre an armchair expert ?[/p][/quote]Well she seems to have a lot more common sense to me, than some of the Cllrs, did you feel the need to open a packet account just to post that comment on the subject of benches! Or will you be adding an actual opinion on the topic. I think the amenities committee has screwed up, end of. Who was in charge! DCI Jen
  • Score: 8

1:03pm Sun 26 Jan 14

DCI Jen says...

At least Gill doesn't just sit back and criticise people or things on here, she contacts the relevant people to raise issues. Why should the public keep quiet and raise no issues. Perhaps some people would like others to be subservient, and oblivious to the mistakes of the amenities committee.
At least Gill doesn't just sit back and criticise people or things on here, she contacts the relevant people to raise issues. Why should the public keep quiet and raise no issues. Perhaps some people would like others to be subservient, and oblivious to the mistakes of the amenities committee. DCI Jen
  • Score: 12

1:38pm Sun 26 Jan 14

petergg says...

funny that, Gillian RZ Martin is armchair and benches expert

that maid me smile
funny that, Gillian RZ Martin is armchair and benches expert that maid me smile petergg
  • Score: -7

2:11pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

I used to work with Gill and she was intelligent and had a lot of common sense but never boasted never claimed to be an expert or perfect and was honest and kind and had a terrible sense of humour. If she screwed up though she would admit it and not waffle and try to back track and change the story like some of these Cllrs seem to do. Not only that, these comment boxes are meant for comments so why shouldnt she say what she likes obviously in the site terms. Strikes me some Cllrs dont like admitting when they are wrong. And if Gill is so wrong in what she told the council then why did they check the benches and now say they are going to do something about them.
And hello telstar.
I used to work with Gill and she was intelligent and had a lot of common sense but never boasted never claimed to be an expert or perfect and was honest and kind and had a terrible sense of humour. If she screwed up though she would admit it and not waffle and try to back track and change the story like some of these Cllrs seem to do. Not only that, these comment boxes are meant for comments so why shouldnt she say what she likes obviously in the site terms. Strikes me some Cllrs dont like admitting when they are wrong. And if Gill is so wrong in what she told the council then why did they check the benches and now say they are going to do something about them. And hello telstar. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 8

2:18pm Sun 26 Jan 14

meerkats says...

petergg wrote:
funny that, Gillian RZ Martin is armchair and benches expert

that maid me smile
you seem to be an expert at leaving nasty comments and not actually leaving comments relevant to the article. i still think you are Ron as your spelling of words is very similar ie mistakes at times which i know i do as well. Gill doesnt claim to be an expert at anything ,her comments are always well written and interesting, unlike yours.
[quote][p][bold]petergg[/bold] wrote: funny that, Gillian RZ Martin is armchair and benches expert that maid me smile[/p][/quote]you seem to be an expert at leaving nasty comments and not actually leaving comments relevant to the article. i still think you are Ron as your spelling of words is very similar ie mistakes at times which i know i do as well. Gill doesnt claim to be an expert at anything ,her comments are always well written and interesting, unlike yours. meerkats
  • Score: 8

6:34pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Gill youve been insulted on here in the past by Tyrone, Ken Helston, PR, Helston, Furry dancer, Helston Observor, petergg, havnt you? and the common denominator was you were defending Cllrs or the council or the BIP and now on the one odd occasion you complain about one thing the council has done ie benches, you still take criticism
, you are well unlucky lol
You are right though, i think they have screwed up with the benches.
Gill youve been insulted on here in the past by Tyrone, Ken Helston, PR, Helston, Furry dancer, Helston Observor, petergg, havnt you? and the common denominator was you were defending Cllrs or the council or the BIP and now on the one odd occasion you complain about one thing the council has done ie benches, you still take criticism , you are well unlucky lol You are right though, i think they have screwed up with the benches. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 2

7:31pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Oh i forgot and Ron said you were naive and David Pascoe said you were a Mr and that Zella wasnt a real name lol
Oh i forgot and Ron said you were naive and David Pascoe said you were a Mr and that Zella wasnt a real name lol Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 2

9:35pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Bennetts Devon says...

I am a little bemused after looking at the comments on this site, month after month and what seems year after year ,why it is the same four of five people comment, and have an opinion that they feel the need to share with the world ,on virtually everything, and anything that happens locally ,one of whom seems to have experienced everything and anything known to man bar being kidnapped by aliens(watch this space) .
Of course it it choice whether or not to read the comments ( this one included of course) but come on guys give it a rest...can't you get together and have a private meeting to put the world to rights , stick up for each other etc etc.
How many people read this online.... 20......50....1000 ? Who knows , who cares ...get a life people.
I am a little bemused after looking at the comments on this site, month after month and what seems year after year ,why it is the same four of five people comment, and have an opinion that they feel the need to share with the world ,on virtually everything, and anything that happens locally ,one of whom seems to have experienced everything and anything known to man bar being kidnapped by aliens(watch this space) . Of course it it choice whether or not to read the comments ( this one included of course) but come on guys give it a rest...can't you get together and have a private meeting to put the world to rights , stick up for each other etc etc. How many people read this online.... 20......50....1000 ? Who knows , who cares ...get a life people. Bennetts Devon
  • Score: 21

9:41pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Bennetts Devon says...

I forgot to add...I scored myself 2 ...what on earth is all that scoring nonsense about Packet
I forgot to add...I scored myself 2 ...what on earth is all that scoring nonsense about Packet Bennetts Devon
  • Score: 5

9:59pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Bennetts Devon says...

I have now given myself a score of 7 ...come come Packet what is this all about.
Lord Barrington etc etc..... I used to find your comments amusing and sporadic ( which didn't bore the pants off me ) where have you gone ?
I have now given myself a score of 7 ...come come Packet what is this all about. Lord Barrington etc etc..... I used to find your comments amusing and sporadic ( which didn't bore the pants off me ) where have you gone ? Bennetts Devon
  • Score: 6

10:23pm Sun 26 Jan 14

DCI Jen says...

Bennetts Devon wrote:
I am a little bemused after looking at the comments on this site, month after month and what seems year after year ,why it is the same four of five people comment, and have an opinion that they feel the need to share with the world ,on virtually everything, and anything that happens locally ,one of whom seems to have experienced everything and anything known to man bar being kidnapped by aliens(watch this space) .
Of course it it choice whether or not to read the comments ( this one included of course) but come on guys give it a rest...can't you get together and have a private meeting to put the world to rights , stick up for each other etc etc.
How many people read this online.... 20......50....1000 ? Who knows , who cares ...get a life people.
I've got a life thank you and don't need your rudeness, with your user name hopefully you live in Devon, if not hopefully you'll consider it. We will comment as much as we like and yes if you don't like it don't read it. And how hypocritical I think, is that of you, firstly you say you've been reading the comments for months and yet you evidentially haven't commented yourself, and then you moan only four or five people comment, there was nothing stopping you commenting and if you don't want to don't then moan that we choose to. And I doubt Lord Barrington is likely to comment much on Helston items when he lives in the Falmouth area.
You appear to be another one that has just opened a packet account to pick fault and be rude. Where's your constructive comment on the topic then I wonder.
[quote][p][bold]Bennetts Devon[/bold] wrote: I am a little bemused after looking at the comments on this site, month after month and what seems year after year ,why it is the same four of five people comment, and have an opinion that they feel the need to share with the world ,on virtually everything, and anything that happens locally ,one of whom seems to have experienced everything and anything known to man bar being kidnapped by aliens(watch this space) . Of course it it choice whether or not to read the comments ( this one included of course) but come on guys give it a rest...can't you get together and have a private meeting to put the world to rights , stick up for each other etc etc. How many people read this online.... 20......50....1000 ? Who knows , who cares ...get a life people.[/p][/quote]I've got a life thank you and don't need your rudeness, with your user name hopefully you live in Devon, if not hopefully you'll consider it. We will comment as much as we like and yes if you don't like it don't read it. And how hypocritical I think, is that of you, firstly you say you've been reading the comments for months and yet you evidentially haven't commented yourself, and then you moan only four or five people comment, there was nothing stopping you commenting and if you don't want to don't then moan that we choose to. And I doubt Lord Barrington is likely to comment much on Helston items when he lives in the Falmouth area. You appear to be another one that has just opened a packet account to pick fault and be rude. Where's your constructive comment on the topic then I wonder. DCI Jen
  • Score: 0

10:25pm Sun 26 Jan 14

DCI Jen says...

And if all you use the site for is to play about with the scoring I think its you that needs to get a life.
And if all you use the site for is to play about with the scoring I think its you that needs to get a life. DCI Jen
  • Score: 2

10:38pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Bennetts Devon says...

I find the scoring an unnecessary puerile addition of which if you had half a brain you could see I was toying with.And as far as me commenting of which this is my fourth on a website, at least I probably haven't bored the pants off half the planet( except today) with the constant defending of other people comments week in week out.Do you people spend your life thinking up what to say on here.do you all need the attention ?
meercats, et all....it's just a matter of time....I'm just waiting
I find the scoring an unnecessary puerile addition of which if you had half a brain you could see I was toying with.And as far as me commenting of which this is my fourth on a website, at least I probably haven't bored the pants off half the planet( except today) with the constant defending of other people comments week in week out.Do you people spend your life thinking up what to say on here.do you all need the attention ? meercats, et all....it's just a matter of time....I'm just waiting Bennetts Devon
  • Score: 1

10:41pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Bennetts Devon says...

And of course DCI Jen.....I mentioned no names in my initial comment...but if the cap fits
And of course DCI Jen.....I mentioned no names in my initial comment...but if the cap fits Bennetts Devon
  • Score: 3

10:45pm Sun 26 Jan 14

DCI Jen says...

Like I said, if the comments bore you don't read them. We won't be dictated to by you. Still waiting for a constructive comment across the website from you on topic. Your bullying tactics won't stop people commenting.
Like I said, if the comments bore you don't read them. We won't be dictated to by you. Still waiting for a constructive comment across the website from you on topic. Your bullying tactics won't stop people commenting. DCI Jen
  • Score: 0

10:47pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Claudius says...

Come on people ...it is the Sabbath
Come on people ...it is the Sabbath Claudius
  • Score: 7

10:47pm Sun 26 Jan 14

DCI Jen says...

Oh and why don't you comment under your real name. I've told people on here my full real name several times in the past, but then of course I'm not trying to run a bullying campaign to stop people commenting.
Oh and why don't you comment under your real name. I've told people on here my full real name several times in the past, but then of course I'm not trying to run a bullying campaign to stop people commenting. DCI Jen
  • Score: 1

10:48pm Sun 26 Jan 14

DCI Jen says...

Claudius wrote:
Come on people ...it is the Sabbath
Sorry Claudius, my comment under yours wasn't directed at you.
[quote][p][bold]Claudius[/bold] wrote: Come on people ...it is the Sabbath[/p][/quote]Sorry Claudius, my comment under yours wasn't directed at you. DCI Jen
  • Score: 1

7:37am Mon 27 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Devon, yeah right, more like St Keverne or Helston, why would anyone in Devon be interested in a few Helston wonky benches. Coward, is he that pompous in everyday life or only when he can hide under a user name on a website. I cant understand the mentality of someone that is not obliged to scroll down and read the comments. Its a controlling attitude i think. As for the benches i expect there are a few disgruntled Cllrs.
Devon, yeah right, more like St Keverne or Helston, why would anyone in Devon be interested in a few Helston wonky benches. Coward, is he that pompous in everyday life or only when he can hide under a user name on a website. I cant understand the mentality of someone that is not obliged to scroll down and read the comments. Its a controlling attitude i think. As for the benches i expect there are a few disgruntled Cllrs. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 7

9:23am Mon 27 Jan 14

meerkats says...

Bennetts Devon wrote:
I find the scoring an unnecessary puerile addition of which if you had half a brain you could see I was toying with.And as far as me commenting of which this is my fourth on a website, at least I probably haven't bored the pants off half the planet( except today) with the constant defending of other people comments week in week out.Do you people spend your life thinking up what to say on here.do you all need the attention ?
meercats, et all....it's just a matter of time....I'm just waiting
If you have been reading comments month after month as you claimed on an earlier comment why have you just "surfaced " now ,and why not leave a comment which is relevant to the news item instead of just being rude to those who do know what the comment section is for.. If you have been reading comments for a while perhaps you would have noticed thats its meerkats ,and not the way you spelt it . simples.!! .
[quote][p][bold]Bennetts Devon[/bold] wrote: I find the scoring an unnecessary puerile addition of which if you had half a brain you could see I was toying with.And as far as me commenting of which this is my fourth on a website, at least I probably haven't bored the pants off half the planet( except today) with the constant defending of other people comments week in week out.Do you people spend your life thinking up what to say on here.do you all need the attention ? meercats, et all....it's just a matter of time....I'm just waiting[/p][/quote]If you have been reading comments month after month as you claimed on an earlier comment why have you just "surfaced " now ,and why not leave a comment which is relevant to the news item instead of just being rude to those who do know what the comment section is for.. If you have been reading comments for a while perhaps you would have noticed thats its meerkats ,and not the way you spelt it . simples.!! . meerkats
  • Score: 6

9:28am Mon 27 Jan 14

meerkats says...

DCI Jen wrote:
And if all you use the site for is to play about with the scoring I think its you that needs to get a life.
Well said , where are these people - miss perfect and bennetts devon suddenly appearing from with their rude comments and why ?!!
[quote][p][bold]DCI Jen[/bold] wrote: And if all you use the site for is to play about with the scoring I think its you that needs to get a life.[/p][/quote]Well said , where are these people - miss perfect and bennetts devon suddenly appearing from with their rude comments and why ?!! meerkats
  • Score: 2

12:46pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

Rainbow over Helston wrote:
Gill youve been insulted on here in the past by Tyrone, Ken Helston, PR, Helston, Furry dancer, Helston Observor, petergg, havnt you? and the common denominator was you were defending Cllrs or the council or the BIP and now on the one odd occasion you complain about one thing the council has done ie benches, you still take criticism
, you are well unlucky lol
You are right though, i think they have screwed up with the benches.
For the record, to date, Helston Observer has never insulted me.

I found the other two benches today, making the total I have seen 13. One was bowed. Looking at suppliers of recycled benches, some of them to me seem to be more suited to occasional/private use rather than public use, I suppose the clue is in the name of some of them 'garden benches'. The area by the monument/bowling green where two are sited, would in my view have lent itself to picnic benches.
[quote][p][bold]Rainbow over Helston[/bold] wrote: Gill youve been insulted on here in the past by Tyrone, Ken Helston, PR, Helston, Furry dancer, Helston Observor, petergg, havnt you? and the common denominator was you were defending Cllrs or the council or the BIP and now on the one odd occasion you complain about one thing the council has done ie benches, you still take criticism , you are well unlucky lol You are right though, i think they have screwed up with the benches.[/p][/quote]For the record, to date, Helston Observer has never insulted me. I found the other two benches today, making the total I have seen 13. One was bowed. Looking at suppliers of recycled benches, some of them to me seem to be more suited to occasional/private use rather than public use, I suppose the clue is in the name of some of them 'garden benches'. The area by the monument/bowling green where two are sited, would in my view have lent itself to picnic benches. Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: 11

1:22pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Youre tempting fate!

I agree a couple of picnic benches wouldnt go amiss.
Youre tempting fate! I agree a couple of picnic benches wouldnt go amiss. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 9

3:36pm Mon 27 Jan 14

miss perfect says...

Bennets (hermit) Devon ,your right boy you say what you like then youre called rude and to get a life. Godsake,its only his opinion and I think I agree
population of helston packet area must be 20000, and about 20 people comment and read what the same old stuff is from the same old In my opinion etc,

Liven up people,you could be livin in Devon or London lolo
Bennets (hermit) Devon ,your right boy you say what you like then youre called rude and to get a life. Godsake,its only his opinion and I think I agree population of helston packet area must be 20000, and about 20 people comment and read what the same old stuff is from the same old In my opinion etc, Liven up people,you could be livin in Devon or London lolo miss perfect
  • Score: -1

3:39pm Mon 27 Jan 14

miss perfect says...

ah, and my real name is Defective Constable Whycliff
ah, and my real name is Defective Constable Whycliff miss perfect
  • Score: -3

3:48pm Mon 27 Jan 14

meerkats says...

miss perfect wrote:
Bennets (hermit) Devon ,your right boy you say what you like then youre called rude and to get a life. Godsake,its only his opinion and I think I agree
population of helston packet area must be 20000, and about 20 people comment and read what the same old stuff is from the same old In my opinion etc,

Liven up people,you could be livin in Devon or London lolo
If you read his comment again ,it was actually him that said get a life people.I dont need to liven up thanks ,nor do i choose to live in Devon or London. Once again your comment is nothing to do with the news article. Perhaps i should explain it to you, The Packet puts the news online with a comment section underneath for people to express their opinions etc and have a usually good debate apart from an odd comment or two about the news item they have read.. A lot of the time you will see the regular commenters appearing ,but that is because we enjoy it and dont waste time in just thumbing down etc. The comments section is open to anyone to use so its up to the reader if they take part ,its their choice. Just a random question what are your thoughts on the benches?
[quote][p][bold]miss perfect[/bold] wrote: Bennets (hermit) Devon ,your right boy you say what you like then youre called rude and to get a life. Godsake,its only his opinion and I think I agree population of helston packet area must be 20000, and about 20 people comment and read what the same old stuff is from the same old In my opinion etc, Liven up people,you could be livin in Devon or London lolo[/p][/quote]If you read his comment again ,it was actually him that said get a life people.I dont need to liven up thanks ,nor do i choose to live in Devon or London. Once again your comment is nothing to do with the news article. Perhaps i should explain it to you, The Packet puts the news online with a comment section underneath for people to express their opinions etc and have a usually good debate apart from an odd comment or two about the news item they have read.. A lot of the time you will see the regular commenters appearing ,but that is because we enjoy it and dont waste time in just thumbing down etc. The comments section is open to anyone to use so its up to the reader if they take part ,its their choice. Just a random question what are your thoughts on the benches? meerkats
  • Score: -4

4:01pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Once again no constructive comment on the article, and yes i could be living anywhere i choose, what an irrelevant comment, its called trolling. Strange Ron goes and we gain all this. The benches are under discussion do you actually have an opinion on them? If not why dont you find an article you would like to comment on, or are you just here to incite argument.
Once again no constructive comment on the article, and yes i could be living anywhere i choose, what an irrelevant comment, its called trolling. Strange Ron goes and we gain all this. The benches are under discussion do you actually have an opinion on them? If not why dont you find an article you would like to comment on, or are you just here to incite argument. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 1

4:48pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

meerkats wrote:
miss perfect wrote:
Bennets (hermit) Devon ,your right boy you say what you like then youre called rude and to get a life. Godsake,its only his opinion and I think I agree
population of helston packet area must be 20000, and about 20 people comment and read what the same old stuff is from the same old In my opinion etc,

Liven up people,you could be livin in Devon or London lolo
If you read his comment again ,it was actually him that said get a life people.I dont need to liven up thanks ,nor do i choose to live in Devon or London. Once again your comment is nothing to do with the news article. Perhaps i should explain it to you, The Packet puts the news online with a comment section underneath for people to express their opinions etc and have a usually good debate apart from an odd comment or two about the news item they have read.. A lot of the time you will see the regular commenters appearing ,but that is because we enjoy it and dont waste time in just thumbing down etc. The comments section is open to anyone to use so its up to the reader if they take part ,its their choice. Just a random question what are your thoughts on the benches?
Have you noticed the 'lolo' at the end of the comment, and the timing of the comment, you may like to see the timing of the comment placed by petergg today which also finishes with 'lolo' on the Helston election article. A big coincidence I feel, along with previous spellings you mentioned!
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miss perfect[/bold] wrote: Bennets (hermit) Devon ,your right boy you say what you like then youre called rude and to get a life. Godsake,its only his opinion and I think I agree population of helston packet area must be 20000, and about 20 people comment and read what the same old stuff is from the same old In my opinion etc, Liven up people,you could be livin in Devon or London lolo[/p][/quote]If you read his comment again ,it was actually him that said get a life people.I dont need to liven up thanks ,nor do i choose to live in Devon or London. Once again your comment is nothing to do with the news article. Perhaps i should explain it to you, The Packet puts the news online with a comment section underneath for people to express their opinions etc and have a usually good debate apart from an odd comment or two about the news item they have read.. A lot of the time you will see the regular commenters appearing ,but that is because we enjoy it and dont waste time in just thumbing down etc. The comments section is open to anyone to use so its up to the reader if they take part ,its their choice. Just a random question what are your thoughts on the benches?[/p][/quote]Have you noticed the 'lolo' at the end of the comment, and the timing of the comment, you may like to see the timing of the comment placed by petergg today which also finishes with 'lolo' on the Helston election article. A big coincidence I feel, along with previous spellings you mentioned! Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: 0

5:16pm Mon 27 Jan 14

miss perfect says...

OOH ,its DCI GRZ. Martin now lololl

The benches are a credit to the BPIP, the council ,his worshipful the major,,and BANDQ for supplying the fixings

lol
OOH ,its DCI GRZ. Martin now lololl The benches are a credit to the BPIP, the council ,his worshipful the major,,and BANDQ for supplying the fixings lol miss perfect
  • Score: 0

5:20pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Nice one Gill, i see you havnt changed 'lol'
I went to sit on a bench today but it bolted.
Nice one Gill, i see you havnt changed 'lol' I went to sit on a bench today but it bolted. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 6

5:32pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

Just to clarify, the benches are kindly provided by Helston Town Council not the HBIP, arranged and paid for out of the amenities committee budget. Once the initial teething problems are rectified they will be an even greater asset to Helston than currently.
Just to clarify, the benches are kindly provided by Helston Town Council not the HBIP, arranged and paid for out of the amenities committee budget. Once the initial teething problems are rectified they will be an even greater asset to Helston than currently. Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: 3

6:00pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Ron stops commenting

petergg starts

miss perfect starts

spellings the same

I really hope Ron is not elected.

Does anyone remeber fred from helstons comments


Rons full name on the last election form Ronald Frederick Edgcumbe i believe.
Ron stops commenting petergg starts miss perfect starts spellings the same I really hope Ron is not elected. Does anyone remeber fred from helstons comments Rons full name on the last election form Ronald Frederick Edgcumbe i believe. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 9

6:40pm Mon 27 Jan 14

meerkats says...

Gillian R.Z. Martin wrote:
meerkats wrote:
miss perfect wrote:
Bennets (hermit) Devon ,your right boy you say what you like then youre called rude and to get a life. Godsake,its only his opinion and I think I agree
population of helston packet area must be 20000, and about 20 people comment and read what the same old stuff is from the same old In my opinion etc,

Liven up people,you could be livin in Devon or London lolo
If you read his comment again ,it was actually him that said get a life people.I dont need to liven up thanks ,nor do i choose to live in Devon or London. Once again your comment is nothing to do with the news article. Perhaps i should explain it to you, The Packet puts the news online with a comment section underneath for people to express their opinions etc and have a usually good debate apart from an odd comment or two about the news item they have read.. A lot of the time you will see the regular commenters appearing ,but that is because we enjoy it and dont waste time in just thumbing down etc. The comments section is open to anyone to use so its up to the reader if they take part ,its their choice. Just a random question what are your thoughts on the benches?
Have you noticed the 'lolo' at the end of the comment, and the timing of the comment, you may like to see the timing of the comment placed by petergg today which also finishes with 'lolo' on the Helston election article. A big coincidence I feel, along with previous spellings you mentioned!
he/she /they obviously think its funny ,perhaps one day they will actually add a constructive comment but i very much doubt it if their current comments are anything to go by. Hopefully the benches will be put right soon and i am sure they are going to be well used.
[quote][p][bold]Gillian R.Z. Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miss perfect[/bold] wrote: Bennets (hermit) Devon ,your right boy you say what you like then youre called rude and to get a life. Godsake,its only his opinion and I think I agree population of helston packet area must be 20000, and about 20 people comment and read what the same old stuff is from the same old In my opinion etc, Liven up people,you could be livin in Devon or London lolo[/p][/quote]If you read his comment again ,it was actually him that said get a life people.I dont need to liven up thanks ,nor do i choose to live in Devon or London. Once again your comment is nothing to do with the news article. Perhaps i should explain it to you, The Packet puts the news online with a comment section underneath for people to express their opinions etc and have a usually good debate apart from an odd comment or two about the news item they have read.. A lot of the time you will see the regular commenters appearing ,but that is because we enjoy it and dont waste time in just thumbing down etc. The comments section is open to anyone to use so its up to the reader if they take part ,its their choice. Just a random question what are your thoughts on the benches?[/p][/quote]Have you noticed the 'lolo' at the end of the comment, and the timing of the comment, you may like to see the timing of the comment placed by petergg today which also finishes with 'lolo' on the Helston election article. A big coincidence I feel, along with previous spellings you mentioned![/p][/quote]he/she /they obviously think its funny ,perhaps one day they will actually add a constructive comment but i very much doubt it if their current comments are anything to go by. Hopefully the benches will be put right soon and i am sure they are going to be well used. meerkats
  • Score: 13

6:57pm Mon 27 Jan 14

meerkats says...

Rainbow over Helston wrote:
Ron stops commenting

petergg starts

miss perfect starts

spellings the same

I really hope Ron is not elected.

Does anyone remeber fred from helstons comments


Rons full name on the last election form Ronald Frederick Edgcumbe i believe.
I do vaguely remember a fred from Helston commenting in the past , but cant remember his style of comments ie interesting, constructive or insulting.? Gosh if all these are Ron he must be busy coming up with new user names and thumbing down comments.
[quote][p][bold]Rainbow over Helston[/bold] wrote: Ron stops commenting petergg starts miss perfect starts spellings the same I really hope Ron is not elected. Does anyone remeber fred from helstons comments Rons full name on the last election form Ronald Frederick Edgcumbe i believe.[/p][/quote]I do vaguely remember a fred from Helston commenting in the past , but cant remember his style of comments ie interesting, constructive or insulting.? Gosh if all these are Ron he must be busy coming up with new user names and thumbing down comments. meerkats
  • Score: 11

7:08pm Mon 27 Jan 14

miss perfect says...

miss perfect don't need to be corrected by grzmartin, as she said bpip, not hpip

if you wanted to notice I maid a positive remark by saying the benches are a credit,, thumbs up eh? go see how many you dare give for a positive comment
miss perfect don't need to be corrected by grzmartin, as she said bpip, not hpip if you wanted to notice I maid a positive remark by saying the benches are a credit,, thumbs up eh? go see how many you dare give for a positive comment miss perfect
  • Score: -9

7:31pm Mon 27 Jan 14

meerkats says...

miss perfect wrote:
miss perfect don't need to be corrected by grzmartin, as she said bpip, not hpip

if you wanted to notice I maid a positive remark by saying the benches are a credit,, thumbs up eh? go see how many you dare give for a positive comment
maid? same way as petergg spelt it recently!!
[quote][p][bold]miss perfect[/bold] wrote: miss perfect don't need to be corrected by grzmartin, as she said bpip, not hpip if you wanted to notice I maid a positive remark by saying the benches are a credit,, thumbs up eh? go see how many you dare give for a positive comment[/p][/quote]maid? same way as petergg spelt it recently!! meerkats
  • Score: 14

7:16am Tue 28 Jan 14

ronedgcumbe says...

I actually stopped commenting on this forum as it became impossible to have sensible alternative idea here without getting ridiculed or insulted
It seems like I do not even have to comment for this too continue. I have not previously commented here or on any other thread since my comment last week.
As for the benches it is clearly the fault of whoever ordered them. Stop the excuses and make sure it does not happen again.
I actually stopped commenting on this forum as it became impossible to have sensible alternative idea here without getting ridiculed or insulted It seems like I do not even have to comment for this too continue. I have not previously commented here or on any other thread since my comment last week. As for the benches it is clearly the fault of whoever ordered them. Stop the excuses and make sure it does not happen again. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: -8

7:48am Tue 28 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Oh the penny finally drops about the election i think. Coincidence the new posters spelt things exactly the same as Ron has in the past. So perhaps Ron might like to explain why he said the mayor was a weak leader in the past, instead of just saying he doesnt remember.
Oh the penny finally drops about the election i think. Coincidence the new posters spelt things exactly the same as Ron has in the past. So perhaps Ron might like to explain why he said the mayor was a weak leader in the past, instead of just saying he doesnt remember. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 13

7:58am Tue 28 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Oh and what was your sensible alternative idea Ron? I must have missed it.
And why did you generalise and say your comments didnt recieve respect? I never saw Gill or meerkats disrespect them.
And we are still waiting for an answer why you said"about time we helstonians took back our town i think" after you said the mayor had failed to make an impression.
Oh and what was your sensible alternative idea Ron? I must have missed it. And why did you generalise and say your comments didnt recieve respect? I never saw Gill or meerkats disrespect them. And we are still waiting for an answer why you said"about time we helstonians took back our town i think" after you said the mayor had failed to make an impression. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 11

8:05am Tue 28 Jan 14

telstar1962 says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
I actually stopped commenting on this forum as it became impossible to have sensible alternative idea here without getting ridiculed or insulted
It seems like I do not even have to comment for this too continue. I have not previously commented here or on any other thread since my comment last week.
As for the benches it is clearly the fault of whoever ordered them. Stop the excuses and make sure it does not happen again.
Hi Ron. Well said

I too have been following the Packet comments over a considerable period of time after I said I wasn't posting any longer, and people on here have been surmising that I have taken on some different identities to insult others

Strange world, as I said well before Christmas, I've got better things to do, so I'll say goodbye once again
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: I actually stopped commenting on this forum as it became impossible to have sensible alternative idea here without getting ridiculed or insulted It seems like I do not even have to comment for this too continue. I have not previously commented here or on any other thread since my comment last week. As for the benches it is clearly the fault of whoever ordered them. Stop the excuses and make sure it does not happen again.[/p][/quote]Hi Ron. Well said I too have been following the Packet comments over a considerable period of time after I said I wasn't posting any longer, and people on here have been surmising that I have taken on some different identities to insult others Strange world, as I said well before Christmas, I've got better things to do, so I'll say goodbye once again telstar1962
  • Score: -8

8:15am Tue 28 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Actually telstar i think you said you wouldnt read or comment, this is laughable. You just carry on playing with the scoring, you always used to moan about getting thumbs down i think thats why you stopped commenting.
Actually telstar i think you said you wouldnt read or comment, this is laughable. You just carry on playing with the scoring, you always used to moan about getting thumbs down i think thats why you stopped commenting. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 9

8:32am Tue 28 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

I dont think anyone surmised that you took on different identities to insult others telstar! Perhaps guilty concience maybe. Strange thing for you to say. Ifind it a bit pathetic too for someone to claim he hasnt time to read or post and then has no comment on the topic only to say what you have done. Your comment is still on the website too, asking Ron to explain what he meant by the helstonians taking back the town. I think Ron is prejudiced and i wont be voting for him. They might have screwed up with the benches but i would hate to see Ron representing me in Helston.
I dont think anyone surmised that you took on different identities to insult others telstar! Perhaps guilty concience maybe. Strange thing for you to say. Ifind it a bit pathetic too for someone to claim he hasnt time to read or post and then has no comment on the topic only to say what you have done. Your comment is still on the website too, asking Ron to explain what he meant by the helstonians taking back the town. I think Ron is prejudiced and i wont be voting for him. They might have screwed up with the benches but i would hate to see Ron representing me in Helston. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 11

8:39am Tue 28 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Telstar Devon lol i remember telstar saying once only a few helston people commented.

Cue another new user lol
Telstar Devon lol i remember telstar saying once only a few helston people commented. Cue another new user lol Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 11

9:35am Tue 28 Jan 14

telstar1962 says...

It is apparent that the commenter who goes by the name 'Rainbow over Helston' quite likes it when it is raining and sunny at the same time, and is still searching for the pot of gold.


The said person is goading me in an unnecessary way, using phrases like pathetic and laughable. Hardly a credible comment from a pleasant person

I may remind you that this topic is about non-payment of monies for the Towns benches, and I agree that until the simple job is done correctly, then payment can be made.
It is apparent that the commenter who goes by the name 'Rainbow over Helston' quite likes it when it is raining and sunny at the same time, and is still searching for the pot of gold. The said person is goading me in an unnecessary way, using phrases like pathetic and laughable. Hardly a credible comment from a pleasant person I may remind you that this topic is about non-payment of monies for the Towns benches, and I agree that until the simple job is done correctly, then payment can be made. telstar1962
  • Score: -11

9:39am Tue 28 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

On the election article miss perfect mentions Ron and his family and again posts with identical spelling mistakes as Ron. Is there a basic lack of correct spelling in Helston or just with petergg Ron miss perfect and fred from helston? If this is what Helston has on offer i think God help the council.
On the election article miss perfect mentions Ron and his family and again posts with identical spelling mistakes as Ron. Is there a basic lack of correct spelling in Helston or just with petergg Ron miss perfect and fred from helston? If this is what Helston has on offer i think God help the council. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 11

9:59am Tue 28 Jan 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Thanks Telstar. There are a few people who comment here on almost everything who seem intent with there rudness and wild accusations to spoil this forum.
Its goodbye for now from me also.
Thanks Telstar. There are a few people who comment here on almost everything who seem intent with there rudness and wild accusations to spoil this forum. Its goodbye for now from me also. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: -11

10:00am Tue 28 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

There was me thinking you wernt going to comment anymore telstar, and when did i ever claim to be a pleasant person lol my real name is Rhainey Dymond and ive said so in the past on here. I dont think they should withhold payment for the benches it is not their fault the council didnt instruct them how many fittings to put on and theyve worked loose.
There was me thinking you wernt going to comment anymore telstar, and when did i ever claim to be a pleasant person lol my real name is Rhainey Dymond and ive said so in the past on here. I dont think they should withhold payment for the benches it is not their fault the council didnt instruct them how many fittings to put on and theyve worked loose. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 10

10:09am Tue 28 Jan 14

meerkats says...

Rainbow over Helston wrote:
On the election article miss perfect mentions Ron and his family and again posts with identical spelling mistakes as Ron. Is there a basic lack of correct spelling in Helston or just with petergg Ron miss perfect and fred from helston? If this is what Helston has on offer i think God help the council.
I live in Helston and i can spel prefectly wel tank yoo . lol
[quote][p][bold]Rainbow over Helston[/bold] wrote: On the election article miss perfect mentions Ron and his family and again posts with identical spelling mistakes as Ron. Is there a basic lack of correct spelling in Helston or just with petergg Ron miss perfect and fred from helston? If this is what Helston has on offer i think God help the council.[/p][/quote]I live in Helston and i can spel prefectly wel tank yoo . lol meerkats
  • Score: 12

10:13am Tue 28 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

And Ron Gill comments a lot on here so do you mean it is her that is rude or meerkats. None of us comment on nearly everything and your spelling matches miss perfects again, you know miss perfect that matches petergg spelling, petergg that was rude to gill. Hypocrisy springs to mind. If you get elected perhaps you can make the benches perfect. Im off to Scotland now anyway.
And Ron Gill comments a lot on here so do you mean it is her that is rude or meerkats. None of us comment on nearly everything and your spelling matches miss perfects again, you know miss perfect that matches petergg spelling, petergg that was rude to gill. Hypocrisy springs to mind. If you get elected perhaps you can make the benches perfect. Im off to Scotland now anyway. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 11

10:20am Tue 28 Jan 14

meerkats says...

Rainbow over Helston wrote:
And Ron Gill comments a lot on here so do you mean it is her that is rude or meerkats. None of us comment on nearly everything and your spelling matches miss perfects again, you know miss perfect that matches petergg spelling, petergg that was rude to gill. Hypocrisy springs to mind. If you get elected perhaps you can make the benches perfect. Im off to Scotland now anyway.
are you off to Scotland permanently remember a while ago you said you were around til May.
[quote][p][bold]Rainbow over Helston[/bold] wrote: And Ron Gill comments a lot on here so do you mean it is her that is rude or meerkats. None of us comment on nearly everything and your spelling matches miss perfects again, you know miss perfect that matches petergg spelling, petergg that was rude to gill. Hypocrisy springs to mind. If you get elected perhaps you can make the benches perfect. Im off to Scotland now anyway.[/p][/quote]are you off to Scotland permanently remember a while ago you said you were around til May. meerkats
  • Score: 8

10:43am Tue 28 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

I was supposed to go back in April when my daughter finishes her course but im going back early to get sorted and then she will follow. Bye meerkats and Gill incase i dont get time to comment anymore, ill see how it goes.
I was supposed to go back in April when my daughter finishes her course but im going back early to get sorted and then she will follow. Bye meerkats and Gill incase i dont get time to comment anymore, ill see how it goes. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 8

11:39am Tue 28 Jan 14

meerkats says...

Rainbow over Helston wrote:
I was supposed to go back in April when my daughter finishes her course but im going back early to get sorted and then she will follow. Bye meerkats and Gill incase i dont get time to comment anymore, ill see how it goes.
Goodbye ,have enjoyed reading your comments .
[quote][p][bold]Rainbow over Helston[/bold] wrote: I was supposed to go back in April when my daughter finishes her course but im going back early to get sorted and then she will follow. Bye meerkats and Gill incase i dont get time to comment anymore, ill see how it goes.[/p][/quote]Goodbye ,have enjoyed reading your comments . meerkats
  • Score: 9

1:25pm Tue 28 Jan 14

miss perfect says...

meerkats wrote:
Rainbow over Helston wrote:
I was supposed to go back in April when my daughter finishes her course but im going back early to get sorted and then she will follow. Bye meerkats and Gill incase i dont get time to comment anymore, ill see how it goes.
Goodbye ,have enjoyed reading your comments .
soraidh, cant say I have
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rainbow over Helston[/bold] wrote: I was supposed to go back in April when my daughter finishes her course but im going back early to get sorted and then she will follow. Bye meerkats and Gill incase i dont get time to comment anymore, ill see how it goes.[/p][/quote]Goodbye ,have enjoyed reading your comments .[/p][/quote]soraidh, cant say I have miss perfect
  • Score: -6

4:00pm Tue 28 Jan 14

meerkats says...

miss perfect wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Rainbow over Helston wrote:
I was supposed to go back in April when my daughter finishes her course but im going back early to get sorted and then she will follow. Bye meerkats and Gill incase i dont get time to comment anymore, ill see how it goes.
Goodbye ,have enjoyed reading your comments .
soraidh, cant say I have
predictable reply from you,
[quote][p][bold]miss perfect[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rainbow over Helston[/bold] wrote: I was supposed to go back in April when my daughter finishes her course but im going back early to get sorted and then she will follow. Bye meerkats and Gill incase i dont get time to comment anymore, ill see how it goes.[/p][/quote]Goodbye ,have enjoyed reading your comments .[/p][/quote]soraidh, cant say I have[/p][/quote]predictable reply from you, meerkats
  • Score: -1

4:42pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

Rainbow over Helston wrote:
I was supposed to go back in April when my daughter finishes her course but im going back early to get sorted and then she will follow. Bye meerkats and Gill incase i dont get time to comment anymore, ill see how it goes.
Bye Rhainey. If you do come back to Cornwall and comment on here again, next time can you use your middle name please, because your first name is too similar to my middle name hence the confusion at work years ago lol
What was your middle name again now? Oh yes I remember Aggie.
Hope the benches are sorted by the time you come back if you do.
[quote][p][bold]Rainbow over Helston[/bold] wrote: I was supposed to go back in April when my daughter finishes her course but im going back early to get sorted and then she will follow. Bye meerkats and Gill incase i dont get time to comment anymore, ill see how it goes.[/p][/quote]Bye Rhainey. If you do come back to Cornwall and comment on here again, next time can you use your middle name please, because your first name is too similar to my middle name hence the confusion at work years ago lol What was your middle name again now? Oh yes I remember Aggie. Hope the benches are sorted by the time you come back if you do. Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: -1

7:15pm Tue 28 Jan 14

miss perfect says...

nice that all has ended well, so the update at the bottom of the story now says
nice that all has ended well, so the update at the bottom of the story now says miss perfect
  • Score: 2

7:41pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

The update is good. I believed it was not the fault of the contractor because if one specifies how a job should be done then providing it was completed to a satisfactory standard, one cannot then blame a contractor simply because a situation arises due to lack of sufficient fittings.
I notice the update says Councillor Justine Hornsby is chairman of the amenities committee, previously we were told Councillor Martine Knight was chairman? Has there been a change of chair one wonders?
Additionally, why are they not being politically correct and saying chairperson or chairwoman?
The update is good. I believed it was not the fault of the contractor because if one specifies how a job should be done then providing it was completed to a satisfactory standard, one cannot then blame a contractor simply because a situation arises due to lack of sufficient fittings. I notice the update says Councillor Justine Hornsby is chairman of the amenities committee, previously we were told Councillor Martine Knight was chairman? Has there been a change of chair one wonders? Additionally, why are they not being politically correct and saying chairperson or chairwoman? Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: 2

8:08pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

Oh I have just realised, I made a mistake, Councillor Martine Knight is vice chair person and Councillor Justine Hornsby is Chair person, so there was no change, with all these chairs and benches it gets a bit confusing!
Oh I have just realised, I made a mistake, Councillor Martine Knight is vice chair person and Councillor Justine Hornsby is Chair person, so there was no change, with all these chairs and benches it gets a bit confusing! Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: 5

9:10pm Tue 28 Jan 14

miss perfect says...

chairs benches council seat

and ron might STAND for election

its soon summer time when they'll be getting the stripey deckchairs out
chairs benches council seat and ron might STAND for election its soon summer time when they'll be getting the stripey deckchairs out miss perfect
  • Score: -3

9:46pm Tue 28 Jan 14

meerkats says...

Glad its all been sorted , at least people will know they can use them safely now.
Glad its all been sorted , at least people will know they can use them safely now. meerkats
  • Score: -2

7:04pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Cyber Pasty says...

Thank God I don't live in Helston, these benches have caused some arguments here .
Thank God I don't live in Helston, these benches have caused some arguments here . Cyber Pasty
  • Score: 7

8:06am Thu 30 Jan 14

miss perfect says...

in the next elections im going to vote for all 13 benches but I want them painted a nice bright colour and not black as that will brighton the place up a bit
in the next elections im going to vote for all 13 benches but I want them painted a nice bright colour and not black as that will brighton the place up a bit miss perfect
  • Score: 2

9:45am Thu 30 Jan 14

miss perfect says...

ron are you cyber pasty now?
ron are you cyber pasty now? miss perfect
  • Score: -1

10:13am Thu 30 Jan 14

Cyber Pasty says...

miss perfect wrote:
ron are you cyber pasty now?
I have never been a Ron.
[quote][p][bold]miss perfect[/bold] wrote: ron are you cyber pasty now?[/p][/quote]I have never been a Ron. Cyber Pasty
  • Score: 0

12:55pm Thu 30 Jan 14

ronedgcumbe says...

I have been called a few things never a cyber pastie.
I have been called a few things never a cyber pastie. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 2

12:57pm Thu 30 Jan 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Ok I confess I am a Ron.
Ok I confess I am a Ron. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 2

3:26pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

I love the way you have tried to check them all out Gill. Could you maybe rate them for us in terms of comfort/sheltered spot/views, etc? Next time I'm in Helston I will visit the best one!
I love the way you have tried to check them all out Gill. Could you maybe rate them for us in terms of comfort/sheltered spot/views, etc? Next time I'm in Helston I will visit the best one! Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
  • Score: 8

3:41pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
I love the way you have tried to check them all out Gill. Could you maybe rate them for us in terms of comfort/sheltered spot/views, etc? Next time I'm in Helston I will visit the best one!
Lol, the ones with backs to them are more comfortable but they tend to be on busy main roads overlooking the traffic! Two of the quietest most level ones are by the monument, sort of overlooking the bowling green but not really, more so the toilets and a brick wall.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: I love the way you have tried to check them all out Gill. Could you maybe rate them for us in terms of comfort/sheltered spot/views, etc? Next time I'm in Helston I will visit the best one![/p][/quote]Lol, the ones with backs to them are more comfortable but they tend to be on busy main roads overlooking the traffic! Two of the quietest most level ones are by the monument, sort of overlooking the bowling green but not really, more so the toilets and a brick wall. Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: -6

3:46pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

There is one outside the Methodist Church facing the opposite way to the direction of arrival of buses so you can sit waiting for a bus with your head screwed round the wrong way to make sure you don't miss the bus. Needless to say, there are none at the bus stops!!!!!
There is one outside the Methodist Church facing the opposite way to the direction of arrival of buses so you can sit waiting for a bus with your head screwed round the wrong way to make sure you don't miss the bus. Needless to say, there are none at the bus stops!!!!! Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: -6

5:07pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Gillian R.Z. Martin wrote:
Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
I love the way you have tried to check them all out Gill. Could you maybe rate them for us in terms of comfort/sheltered spot/views, etc? Next time I'm in Helston I will visit the best one!
Lol, the ones with backs to them are more comfortable but they tend to be on busy main roads overlooking the traffic! Two of the quietest most level ones are by the monument, sort of overlooking the bowling green but not really, more so the toilets and a brick wall.
Thx Gill. It'll be the Monument ones for me then. If I see someone there feverishly typing into her smartphone, I might ask her if she's you ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Gillian R.Z. Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: I love the way you have tried to check them all out Gill. Could you maybe rate them for us in terms of comfort/sheltered spot/views, etc? Next time I'm in Helston I will visit the best one![/p][/quote]Lol, the ones with backs to them are more comfortable but they tend to be on busy main roads overlooking the traffic! Two of the quietest most level ones are by the monument, sort of overlooking the bowling green but not really, more so the toilets and a brick wall.[/p][/quote]Thx Gill. It'll be the Monument ones for me then. If I see someone there feverishly typing into her smartphone, I might ask her if she's you ;-) Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
  • Score: -6

11:43pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Cyber Pasty says...

I got a thumbs down because I am not Ron, i must have upset Miss Perfect for not being Ron.
I got a thumbs down because I am not Ron, i must have upset Miss Perfect for not being Ron. Cyber Pasty
  • Score: 1

7:15am Fri 31 Jan 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

Cyber Pasty wrote:
I got a thumbs down because I am not Ron, i must have upset Miss Perfect for not being Ron.
I wouldn't worry, some jealous person I think multi voting, look at the identical -6 for Gillian and Lord Barrington Forbes Smythe. Someone with no sense of humour probably. I thumbed up your comments.
miss perfect seems far from perfect to me, a lot of her comments seem rude or sarcastic directly underneath other people's comments, can't she think of anything to say without just picking fault in others comments.

The benches are bowing, don't think they are suitable for use on a regular basis, never mind perhaps they might bow to run level with the pavement.
[quote][p][bold]Cyber Pasty[/bold] wrote: I got a thumbs down because I am not Ron, i must have upset Miss Perfect for not being Ron.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't worry, some jealous person I think multi voting, look at the identical -6 for Gillian and Lord Barrington Forbes Smythe. Someone with no sense of humour probably. I thumbed up your comments. miss perfect seems far from perfect to me, a lot of her comments seem rude or sarcastic directly underneath other people's comments, can't she think of anything to say without just picking fault in others comments. The benches are bowing, don't think they are suitable for use on a regular basis, never mind perhaps they might bow to run level with the pavement. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 5

12:48pm Fri 31 Jan 14

miss perfect says...

Ive looked at some of these benches and they dont seem like they are built to last for a long time. Hope they will work out to be good value.fingers crossed hey
Ive looked at some of these benches and they dont seem like they are built to last for a long time. Hope they will work out to be good value.fingers crossed hey miss perfect
  • Score: 1

8:05am Sat 1 Feb 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

Bennetts Devon wrote:
I am a little bemused after looking at the comments on this site, month after month and what seems year after year ,why it is the same four of five people comment, and have an opinion that they feel the need to share with the world ,on virtually everything, and anything that happens locally ,one of whom seems to have experienced everything and anything known to man bar being kidnapped by aliens(watch this space) .
Of course it it choice whether or not to read the comments ( this one included of course) but come on guys give it a rest...can't you get together and have a private meeting to put the world to rights , stick up for each other etc etc.
How many people read this online.... 20......50....1000 ? Who knows , who cares ...get a life people.
I think Gillian is more intelligent than you because she didn't retaliate with rudeness to your rude irrelevant posts. (Glad the comments have been turned off on the other article so your rude posts are no longer there) You sound jealous to me, like someone that has stopped commenting and doesn't want anyone else to comment.
Who cares what you think. I won't be commenting anyway but the others can comment as much as they like. I like reading all their comments. I think you're the one that needs to get a life in 'Devon'. Or is the nearest you got to Devon just sticking it in your user name!

The benches are ongoing saga, wonder where they will move some to now, and how much it will cost again refitting them.
[quote][p][bold]Bennetts Devon[/bold] wrote: I am a little bemused after looking at the comments on this site, month after month and what seems year after year ,why it is the same four of five people comment, and have an opinion that they feel the need to share with the world ,on virtually everything, and anything that happens locally ,one of whom seems to have experienced everything and anything known to man bar being kidnapped by aliens(watch this space) . Of course it it choice whether or not to read the comments ( this one included of course) but come on guys give it a rest...can't you get together and have a private meeting to put the world to rights , stick up for each other etc etc. How many people read this online.... 20......50....1000 ? Who knows , who cares ...get a life people.[/p][/quote]I think Gillian is more intelligent than you because she didn't retaliate with rudeness to your rude irrelevant posts. (Glad the comments have been turned off on the other article so your rude posts are no longer there) You sound jealous to me, like someone that has stopped commenting and doesn't want anyone else to comment. Who cares what you think. I won't be commenting anyway but the others can comment as much as they like. I like reading all their comments. I think you're the one that needs to get a life in 'Devon'. Or is the nearest you got to Devon just sticking it in your user name! The benches are ongoing saga, wonder where they will move some to now, and how much it will cost again refitting them. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 2

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