Payment made in Helston bench saga

Payment made in Helston bench saga

Payment made in Helston bench saga

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The contractor in charge of installing new benches in Helston town centre has been paid after the council agreed the work had been carried out satisfactorily.

Last week the Packet reported that the town council were withholding payment until concerns over the 13 benches were resolved, after it was revealed at their meeting that 11 of the benches were already coming loose.

Mayor Jonathan Radford-Gaby and chairman of the amenities committee Justine Hornsby carried out an inspection of all the benches within the 24 hours of the meeting and authorised payment the same day.

Town clerk Chris Dawson said the pair were satisfied that the contractor had carried out work as instructed.

However, it had been decided that more fixings were needed and a further two brackets would now be added to each bench to make them more secure.

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5:13am Thu 30 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

In the original article, Councillor Martine Knight states "having looked at a couple of loose ones myself, it is quite clear the holes drilled are too big, they are not fixed properly"
I am pleased on inspection by Councillor Jonathan Radford-Gaby and Councillor Justine Hornsby it transpired not to be the case and it was because the benches only had two fittings as opposed to four, as this is easily rectifiable and not the fault of the contractor.
However, as they now are paying to have additional fitments would it not be financially viable to make sure the benches are sited in chosen permanent positions before so doing.
In the original article, Councillor Martine Knight states "having looked at a couple of loose ones myself, it is quite clear the holes drilled are too big, they are not fixed properly" I am pleased on inspection by Councillor Jonathan Radford-Gaby and Councillor Justine Hornsby it transpired not to be the case and it was because the benches only had two fittings as opposed to four, as this is easily rectifiable and not the fault of the contractor. However, as they now are paying to have additional fitments would it not be financially viable to make sure the benches are sited in chosen permanent positions before so doing. Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: 3

9:25am Thu 30 Jan 14

miss perfect says...

La la la la la la

They are fixed.do we need to write war and peace about it?
La la la la la la They are fixed.do we need to write war and peace about it? miss perfect
  • Score: 3

11:00am Thu 30 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

We were informed it is a pilot project and they may subsequently be relocated again, not financially viable to pay for extra fixings now only to pay to move some again in the future. I thought some people were concerned about wasting tax payers money.
We were informed it is a pilot project and they may subsequently be relocated again, not financially viable to pay for extra fixings now only to pay to move some again in the future. I thought some people were concerned about wasting tax payers money. Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: 4

12:00pm Thu 30 Jan 14

meerkats says...

miss perfect wrote:
La la la la la la

They are fixed.do we need to write war and peace about it?
Perhaps instead of wasting time making rude comments to Gill in particular ,you could explain why you continually feel the need to do so. what is your problem with her and other commenters that you pick at on a regular basis ? how is your comment relevant to the benches being fixed ? IT would be pure commonsense now to make sure that the benches are in the right locations , before adding the additional fixings to save any further unnecessary expense, so yes Gill is correct in her comment .
[quote][p][bold]miss perfect[/bold] wrote: La la la la la la They are fixed.do we need to write war and peace about it?[/p][/quote]Perhaps instead of wasting time making rude comments to Gill in particular ,you could explain why you continually feel the need to do so. what is your problem with her and other commenters that you pick at on a regular basis ? how is your comment relevant to the benches being fixed ? IT would be pure commonsense now to make sure that the benches are in the right locations , before adding the additional fixings to save any further unnecessary expense, so yes Gill is correct in her comment . meerkats
  • Score: -3

7:28am Sat 1 Feb 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

miss perfect wrote:
La la la la la la

They are fixed.do we need to write war and peace about it?
No they're not 'fixed' yet actually, and do your posts have to be so rude and sarcastic. Considering you left a post on another article saying don't people worry about wasting tax payers money!
[quote][p][bold]miss perfect[/bold] wrote: La la la la la la They are fixed.do we need to write war and peace about it?[/p][/quote]No they're not 'fixed' yet actually, and do your posts have to be so rude and sarcastic. Considering you left a post on another article saying don't people worry about wasting tax payers money! Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 6

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