Hedgehog hospital under threat because council won’t let me keep black bin

PLEA: Angela Squires with councillors Sandra Moore and Chris Matthews, as well as her carer Adrian Greenwood

PLEA: Angela Squires with councillors Sandra Moore and Chris Matthews, as well as her carer Adrian Greenwood

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A HEDGEHOG hospital is threatened with closure after 22 years because hard-hearted Poole Council won’t let a disabled pensioner keep a big black bin.

Borough of Poole is refusing to back down and let Angela Squires, who runs CRASH at Canford Heath keep her marginally larger black bin to dispose of waste from the rescued animals cages.

“After 22 years all the good I have done is going to be stopped,” said the 69-year-old, who suffers from osteoporosis and recently cracked a rib trying to force bags of soggy newspaper bedding into a waste bin that often overflows.

“They are going to stop a valuable service that’s free,” said a distraught Angela, who continues to plough her pension into treating and releasing 2,000 sick and injured hedgehogs a year despite her own problems including brittle bones, a heart condition and cataracts.

“It is a tiny little thing. I am absolutely desperate,” she said, adding that the council’s alternatives of her travelling to the tip, or paying for a second bin, were impossible and she pointed out council staff often used CRASH.

Bureaucrats have introduced a bin swap policy of replacing 240-litre black bins with 180-litre waste bins and a larger blue recycling bin and are unmoved by pleas from Angela to help her continue her valuable work. She has now set up a Facebook campaign.

“I don’t want the earth, I want to be able to keep my black bin as a special case,” she said. “I won’t be doing this forever. Then they can swap the bin.”

Canford Heath East councillor Sandra Moore, who has lobbied the council on Angela’s behalf pointed out that she had a pull-out service for her bin due to her disability.

“All they have to do is let her keep what she has now,” she said. “It’s not rocket science. It’s an exception and it’s not going to cause a precedent.

“There’s only one hedgehog hospital.”

SHAUN Robson, head of environmental and consumer protection, Borough of Poole said: “We do sympathise with Mrs Squires’ situation. We hope she will try the new arrangements and contact us again if she finds this is not working so that we can provide further advice on the options available to her.
“Unfortunately, at a time when the council is having to save money because of significant budget reductions, it simply cannot afford to offer additional waste collections free of charge to supplement the weekly service it continues to provide.
“The only exception the council is prepared to consider is a medical one for residents with a lot of healthcare waste.”

 

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4:08pm Sat 14 Jun 14

chunk_vanman says...

Sod the council. Sadly I'm not a neighbour or even nearby, otherwise I would help her to pop the overflow to the tip round the corner.
A very lovely lady who has taken a couple of hogs off me over the years and given good advice about looking after them.
Sod the council. Sadly I'm not a neighbour or even nearby, otherwise I would help her to pop the overflow to the tip round the corner. A very lovely lady who has taken a couple of hogs off me over the years and given good advice about looking after them. chunk_vanman
  • Score: 43

4:14pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Shaun Robinson, you work for us, You are a 'civil' servant. Give the lady the bin and don't be such a jobsworth. Proud of your weeks work are you?
Shaun Robinson, you work for us, You are a 'civil' servant. Give the lady the bin and don't be such a jobsworth. Proud of your weeks work are you? Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 61

4:23pm Sat 14 Jun 14

asj says...

who pays for the food and vets bills. surely a few pound for an extra bin won't hurt.or maybe dry the newspaper and recycle
who pays for the food and vets bills. surely a few pound for an extra bin won't hurt.or maybe dry the newspaper and recycle asj
  • Score: -45

4:27pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

Jobsworth pen pushing pigs at their best, this lady has done nothing but good for over 20 years and she gets slapped down in her quest to help defencless animals, the council should be ashamed of its self, if it were bats she was helping the council would be throwing money at her.
Jobsworth pen pushing pigs at their best, this lady has done nothing but good for over 20 years and she gets slapped down in her quest to help defencless animals, the council should be ashamed of its self, if it were bats she was helping the council would be throwing money at her. Hessenford
  • Score: 46

4:42pm Sat 14 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

"..Bureaucrats have introduced a bin swap policy of replacing 240-litre black bins with 180-litre waste bins and a larger blue recycling bin.."

Forgive my ignorance, or maybe i've missed somthing here but doesn't newspaper go in the Blue Recycle Bin anyway?
"..Bureaucrats have introduced a bin swap policy of replacing 240-litre black bins with 180-litre waste bins and a larger blue recycling bin.." Forgive my ignorance, or maybe i've missed somthing here but doesn't newspaper go in the Blue Recycle Bin anyway? boardsandphotos
  • Score: -12

4:43pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Celestine71 says...

If the current bin is only "marginally" bigger, surely it's not going to make that much difference. Also if she is so well loved for her saving of the hedgehogs why don't the neighbours offer to let he put stuff in their bins? Or a nice neighbour offer to take the stuff to the tip for her? Maybe the echo should ask them. No it's because it's easier to just simply slate the council for absolutely everything rather than do something productive like help the woman find a solution. Yes in an ideal world the council would accommodate everyone's requests, but that's exactly it, an ideal world! Personally I live in the real world and find ways round these inconveniences wherever I can.
If the current bin is only "marginally" bigger, surely it's not going to make that much difference. Also if she is so well loved for her saving of the hedgehogs why don't the neighbours offer to let he put stuff in their bins? Or a nice neighbour offer to take the stuff to the tip for her? Maybe the echo should ask them. No it's because it's easier to just simply slate the council for absolutely everything rather than do something productive like help the woman find a solution. Yes in an ideal world the council would accommodate everyone's requests, but that's exactly it, an ideal world! Personally I live in the real world and find ways round these inconveniences wherever I can. Celestine71
  • Score: -37

5:02pm Sat 14 Jun 14

mia400 says...

And how much money do the council waste clearing up after the travelers ????????????????????
?????????????????? Get a life Poole council and don't be so pathetic. This lady cares for wildlife we all love to see and the council dont want to help care for and are more than happy to pass that buck.
Disgusted with such a pathetic human hiding behind his job title!!
And how much money do the council waste clearing up after the travelers ???????????????????? ?????????????????? Get a life Poole council and don't be so pathetic. This lady cares for wildlife we all love to see and the council dont want to help care for and are more than happy to pass that buck. Disgusted with such a pathetic human hiding behind his job title!! mia400
  • Score: 41

5:03pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Quakers2 says...

Whilst I sympathise with her, why should her charity be any different to all other charities that have to pay to have their commercial waste removed? I'm amazed how much waste a few hedgehogs can make - messy little bugggers! As she lives just around the corner from the tip I am sure she could make a trip there once a week if needed - it does not suggest she is housebound and cannot get around. Did she not have a hedgehog ambulance at one point? This will be unpopular but costs have to be cut (have you all read the letter than came out?) and if it is not rubbish then it will be other stuff. Its time we all put life into perspective and make a small adjustment to overall savings. Its a bin for god sake not a vital organ. Just try it. So many people talk about nanny state but as soon as nanny does something unpopular people seem incapable of living their lives without a big black bin. Have any of you been watching the WW1 veterans? I wonder what they make of of our pathetic attitudes these days. Rant over xx
Whilst I sympathise with her, why should her charity be any different to all other charities that have to pay to have their commercial waste removed? I'm amazed how much waste a few hedgehogs can make - messy little bugggers! As she lives just around the corner from the tip I am sure she could make a trip there once a week if needed - it does not suggest she is housebound and cannot get around. Did she not have a hedgehog ambulance at one point? This will be unpopular but costs have to be cut (have you all read the letter than came out?) and if it is not rubbish then it will be other stuff. Its time we all put life into perspective and make a small adjustment to overall savings. Its a bin for god sake not a vital organ. Just try it. So many people talk about nanny state but as soon as nanny does something unpopular people seem incapable of living their lives without a big black bin. Have any of you been watching the WW1 veterans? I wonder what they make of of our pathetic attitudes these days. Rant over xx Quakers2
  • Score: -32

5:03pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
"..Bureaucrats have introduced a bin swap policy of replacing 240-litre black bins with 180-litre waste bins and a larger blue recycling bin.."

Forgive my ignorance, or maybe i've missed somthing here but doesn't newspaper go in the Blue Recycle Bin anyway?
Not when its covered in animal waste and god knows what else.
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: "..Bureaucrats have introduced a bin swap policy of replacing 240-litre black bins with 180-litre waste bins and a larger blue recycling bin.." Forgive my ignorance, or maybe i've missed somthing here but doesn't newspaper go in the Blue Recycle Bin anyway?[/p][/quote]Not when its covered in animal waste and god knows what else. Hessenford
  • Score: 29

5:04pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

Quakers2 wrote:
Whilst I sympathise with her, why should her charity be any different to all other charities that have to pay to have their commercial waste removed? I'm amazed how much waste a few hedgehogs can make - messy little bugggers! As she lives just around the corner from the tip I am sure she could make a trip there once a week if needed - it does not suggest she is housebound and cannot get around. Did she not have a hedgehog ambulance at one point? This will be unpopular but costs have to be cut (have you all read the letter than came out?) and if it is not rubbish then it will be other stuff. Its time we all put life into perspective and make a small adjustment to overall savings. Its a bin for god sake not a vital organ. Just try it. So many people talk about nanny state but as soon as nanny does something unpopular people seem incapable of living their lives without a big black bin. Have any of you been watching the WW1 veterans? I wonder what they make of of our pathetic attitudes these days. Rant over xx
My what a compassionate little Quaker you are.
[quote][p][bold]Quakers2[/bold] wrote: Whilst I sympathise with her, why should her charity be any different to all other charities that have to pay to have their commercial waste removed? I'm amazed how much waste a few hedgehogs can make - messy little bugggers! As she lives just around the corner from the tip I am sure she could make a trip there once a week if needed - it does not suggest she is housebound and cannot get around. Did she not have a hedgehog ambulance at one point? This will be unpopular but costs have to be cut (have you all read the letter than came out?) and if it is not rubbish then it will be other stuff. Its time we all put life into perspective and make a small adjustment to overall savings. Its a bin for god sake not a vital organ. Just try it. So many people talk about nanny state but as soon as nanny does something unpopular people seem incapable of living their lives without a big black bin. Have any of you been watching the WW1 veterans? I wonder what they make of of our pathetic attitudes these days. Rant over xx[/p][/quote]My what a compassionate little Quaker you are. Hessenford
  • Score: 13

5:28pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Dlt_debz says...

I have met the lady who runs the hedgehog hospital a few times when i was much younger and my dad is there every week as he delivers the food for the hedgehogs, she is severly disabled and lives over a mile from the tip, yes usually newspaper can go in the recycling bin but it can't if it has been used as bedding for an animal, thankfully 2 companies have already offered to help including my dad's company since this report was published, C.R.A.S.H. is only a small charity that doesn't get much at all in the way of donations unlike charities like the RSPCA and so as the report states she funds the majority of it out of her own pension
I have met the lady who runs the hedgehog hospital a few times when i was much younger and my dad is there every week as he delivers the food for the hedgehogs, she is severly disabled and lives over a mile from the tip, yes usually newspaper can go in the recycling bin but it can't if it has been used as bedding for an animal, thankfully 2 companies have already offered to help including my dad's company since this report was published, C.R.A.S.H. is only a small charity that doesn't get much at all in the way of donations unlike charities like the RSPCA and so as the report states she funds the majority of it out of her own pension Dlt_debz
  • Score: 56

5:36pm Sat 14 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

Dlt_debz wrote:
I have met the lady who runs the hedgehog hospital a few times when i was much younger and my dad is there every week as he delivers the food for the hedgehogs, she is severly disabled and lives over a mile from the tip, yes usually newspaper can go in the recycling bin but it can't if it has been used as bedding for an animal, thankfully 2 companies have already offered to help including my dad's company since this report was published, C.R.A.S.H. is only a small charity that doesn't get much at all in the way of donations unlike charities like the RSPCA and so as the report states she funds the majority of it out of her own pension
You'd think with the bleaching and pulping process would make the paper 'safe' again, ah well nevermind.
[quote][p][bold]Dlt_debz[/bold] wrote: I have met the lady who runs the hedgehog hospital a few times when i was much younger and my dad is there every week as he delivers the food for the hedgehogs, she is severly disabled and lives over a mile from the tip, yes usually newspaper can go in the recycling bin but it can't if it has been used as bedding for an animal, thankfully 2 companies have already offered to help including my dad's company since this report was published, C.R.A.S.H. is only a small charity that doesn't get much at all in the way of donations unlike charities like the RSPCA and so as the report states she funds the majority of it out of her own pension[/p][/quote]You'd think with the bleaching and pulping process would make the paper 'safe' again, ah well nevermind. boardsandphotos
  • Score: -17

5:44pm Sat 14 Jun 14

just_julie says...

thats sad if the council wont budge ... may be some nice person with a car would take it too the dump for her....i have to give my rubbish to friends as with the pigs and rabbits i cant get it all in the bin.... so know where shes coming from.... i dont drive either ......its nice that people are concerned and some are able to help, hope she is able to carry on her good work....
thats sad if the council wont budge ... may be some nice person with a car would take it too the dump for her....i have to give my rubbish to friends as with the pigs and rabbits i cant get it all in the bin.... so know where shes coming from.... i dont drive either ......its nice that people are concerned and some are able to help, hope she is able to carry on her good work.... just_julie
  • Score: 10

6:00pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Phixer says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
"..Bureaucrats have introduced a bin swap policy of replacing 240-litre black bins with 180-litre waste bins and a larger blue recycling bin.."

Forgive my ignorance, or maybe i've missed somthing here but doesn't newspaper go in the Blue Recycle Bin anyway?
No intention of forgiving your ignorance. The recycle bins are for clean waste, not soiled by hedgehogs, nappies or from your toilet.

Muppet!
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: "..Bureaucrats have introduced a bin swap policy of replacing 240-litre black bins with 180-litre waste bins and a larger blue recycling bin.." Forgive my ignorance, or maybe i've missed somthing here but doesn't newspaper go in the Blue Recycle Bin anyway?[/p][/quote]No intention of forgiving your ignorance. The recycle bins are for clean waste, not soiled by hedgehogs, nappies or from your toilet. Muppet! Phixer
  • Score: 13

6:03pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Phixer says...

"Canford Heath East councillor Sandra Moore, who has lobbied the council on Angela’s behalf..."

What a weak response from a Councillor. It is the job of a Councillor to make policy, not beg for a favour from a public serpent.
"Canford Heath East councillor Sandra Moore, who has lobbied the council on Angela’s behalf..." What a weak response from a Councillor. It is the job of a Councillor to make policy, not beg for a favour from a public serpent. Phixer
  • Score: 8

6:49pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Huey says...

This is clearly a prickly issue. No point in arguing.
This is clearly a prickly issue. No point in arguing. Huey
  • Score: -12

7:13pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Western Sunset says...

As I read it, the lady is only asking to keep her current (large) black bin. She's NOT asking for an additional collection.

So there would be no additional cost to the Council; they will still be collecting and emptying the same number of bins. Shaun Robson's reply therefore totally misses the point and is indeed incorrect.
As I read it, the lady is only asking to keep her current (large) black bin. She's NOT asking for an additional collection. So there would be no additional cost to the Council; they will still be collecting and emptying the same number of bins. Shaun Robson's reply therefore totally misses the point and is indeed incorrect. Western Sunset
  • Score: 25

7:18pm Sat 14 Jun 14

whersmycuffigcufflinks says...

Dry the newspaper and take it to your local fish and chip shop
nothing better than chips in a newspaper.
Dry the newspaper and take it to your local fish and chip shop nothing better than chips in a newspaper. whersmycuffigcufflinks
  • Score: -8

7:22pm Sat 14 Jun 14

we-shall-see says...

Anyone got a link to her facebook page?

That lady has taken numerous hogs from me over the years and gives tender loving care round the clock to every single one. As they are now on the endangered species list, perhaps the council should be helping her, not hindering the vital work she does in saving thousands of our lovely hedgehogs!
Anyone got a link to her facebook page? That lady has taken numerous hogs from me over the years and gives tender loving care round the clock to every single one. As they are now on the endangered species list, perhaps the council should be helping her, not hindering the vital work she does in saving thousands of our lovely hedgehogs! we-shall-see
  • Score: 19

7:33pm Sat 14 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

Phixer wrote:
boardsandphotos wrote:
"..Bureaucrats have introduced a bin swap policy of replacing 240-litre black bins with 180-litre waste bins and a larger blue recycling bin.."

Forgive my ignorance, or maybe i've missed somthing here but doesn't newspaper go in the Blue Recycle Bin anyway?
No intention of forgiving your ignorance. The recycle bins are for clean waste, not soiled by hedgehogs, nappies or from your toilet.

Muppet!
wow ok angry man. Who said anything about nappies or toilet roll? I didn't and would go in my recycling bin.

Go get some fresh air or somthing it was just a question on an internet forum.
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: "..Bureaucrats have introduced a bin swap policy of replacing 240-litre black bins with 180-litre waste bins and a larger blue recycling bin.." Forgive my ignorance, or maybe i've missed somthing here but doesn't newspaper go in the Blue Recycle Bin anyway?[/p][/quote]No intention of forgiving your ignorance. The recycle bins are for clean waste, not soiled by hedgehogs, nappies or from your toilet. Muppet![/p][/quote]wow ok angry man. Who said anything about nappies or toilet roll? I didn't and would go in my recycling bin. Go get some fresh air or somthing it was just a question on an internet forum. boardsandphotos
  • Score: -11

7:37pm Sat 14 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
Phixer wrote:
boardsandphotos wrote:
"..Bureaucrats have introduced a bin swap policy of replacing 240-litre black bins with 180-litre waste bins and a larger blue recycling bin.."

Forgive my ignorance, or maybe i've missed somthing here but doesn't newspaper go in the Blue Recycle Bin anyway?
No intention of forgiving your ignorance. The recycle bins are for clean waste, not soiled by hedgehogs, nappies or from your toilet.

Muppet!
wow ok angry man. Who said anything about nappies or toilet roll? I didn't and would go in my recycling bin.

Go get some fresh air or somthing it was just a question on an internet forum.
ffs...*wouldn't go in.....
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: "..Bureaucrats have introduced a bin swap policy of replacing 240-litre black bins with 180-litre waste bins and a larger blue recycling bin.." Forgive my ignorance, or maybe i've missed somthing here but doesn't newspaper go in the Blue Recycle Bin anyway?[/p][/quote]No intention of forgiving your ignorance. The recycle bins are for clean waste, not soiled by hedgehogs, nappies or from your toilet. Muppet![/p][/quote]wow ok angry man. Who said anything about nappies or toilet roll? I didn't and would go in my recycling bin. Go get some fresh air or somthing it was just a question on an internet forum.[/p][/quote]ffs...*wouldn't go in..... boardsandphotos
  • Score: -4

8:14pm Sat 14 Jun 14

EGHH says...

I hate bloody councils and the petty fogging little Hitlers they employ. They are our servants paid out of extortionate council taxes. Most wouldn't last five minutes in real employment!
I hate bloody councils and the petty fogging little Hitlers they employ. They are our servants paid out of extortionate council taxes. Most wouldn't last five minutes in real employment! EGHH
  • Score: 20

8:21pm Sat 14 Jun 14

JODDY82 says...

Unbelievable!! The hedgehog gets voted the symbol of British wildlife and is in grave danger of becoming extinct but can poor Angela keep her bin.............NO
Let's waste money on buying new bins and sorting out travellers instead of helping tax paying residents put something back into the community and give the rest of us somewhere to take injured hogs that cannot be cared for in our own homes
Unbelievable!! The hedgehog gets voted the symbol of British wildlife and is in grave danger of becoming extinct but can poor Angela keep her bin.............NO Let's waste money on buying new bins and sorting out travellers instead of helping tax paying residents put something back into the community and give the rest of us somewhere to take injured hogs that cannot be cared for in our own homes JODDY82
  • Score: 25

9:34pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Has anyone emailed Bill Oddie about this case ?

If not then do so, he can and will go off his trolley at such council selfishness.
Has anyone emailed Bill Oddie about this case ? If not then do so, he can and will go off his trolley at such council selfishness. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 19

12:48am Sun 15 Jun 14

asj says...

Hessenford wrote:
boardsandphotos wrote:
"..Bureaucrats have introduced a bin swap policy of replacing 240-litre black bins with 180-litre waste bins and a larger blue recycling bin.."

Forgive my ignorance, or maybe i've missed somthing here but doesn't newspaper go in the Blue Recycle Bin anyway?
Not when its covered in animal waste and god knows what else.
can hedgehog urine and waste be classed as HOUSEHOLD WASTE. do the charities such as the PDSA and RSPSA get there bins collected by the council
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: "..Bureaucrats have introduced a bin swap policy of replacing 240-litre black bins with 180-litre waste bins and a larger blue recycling bin.." Forgive my ignorance, or maybe i've missed somthing here but doesn't newspaper go in the Blue Recycle Bin anyway?[/p][/quote]Not when its covered in animal waste and god knows what else.[/p][/quote]can hedgehog urine and waste be classed as HOUSEHOLD WASTE. do the charities such as the PDSA and RSPSA get there bins collected by the council asj
  • Score: -4

12:52am Sun 15 Jun 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

pete woodley wrote:
Hedgehog hospital,looking for favours again,always cadging or begging.
I thought they would be a favorite of yours Pete Woody. You're always a bit prickly lol
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Hedgehog hospital,looking for favours again,always cadging or begging.[/p][/quote]I thought they would be a favorite of yours Pete Woody. You're always a bit prickly lol HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 4

2:16am Sun 15 Jun 14

guisselle says...

EGHH wrote:
I hate bloody councils and the petty fogging little Hitlers they employ. They are our servants paid out of extortionate council taxes. Most wouldn't last five minutes in real employment!
They are all the same social climbers and grammar bugs with their names
on a necklace! Sorry to be pedantic but bureaucrats are all part of the system
pushing their pens and shuffling forms. Politicians and councilors are there
to control us a bit like my ex who is now being controlled by another!
[quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: I hate bloody councils and the petty fogging little Hitlers they employ. They are our servants paid out of extortionate council taxes. Most wouldn't last five minutes in real employment![/p][/quote]They are all the same social climbers and grammar bugs with their names on a necklace! Sorry to be pedantic but bureaucrats are all part of the system pushing their pens and shuffling forms. Politicians and councilors are there to control us a bit like my ex who is now being controlled by another! guisselle
  • Score: 3

2:23am Sun 15 Jun 14

guisselle says...

Phixer wrote:
"Canford Heath East councillor Sandra Moore, who has lobbied the council on Angela’s behalf..."

What a weak response from a Councillor. It is the job of a Councillor to make policy, not beg for a favour from a public serpent.
Like Dolly Parton sang," Stand by your Bin" good luck with that Sandra!
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: "Canford Heath East councillor Sandra Moore, who has lobbied the council on Angela’s behalf..." What a weak response from a Councillor. It is the job of a Councillor to make policy, not beg for a favour from a public serpent.[/p][/quote]Like Dolly Parton sang," Stand by your Bin" good luck with that Sandra! guisselle
  • Score: 1

7:42am Sun 15 Jun 14

we-shall-see says...

pete woodley wrote:
Hedgehog hospital,looking for favours again,always cadging or begging.
You are one of the meanest people I have ever had the misfortune to come across! I suppose you class all charities as cadging or begging - including the cancer charities who have funded research to help save YOUR miserable, self-opinionated, grumpy life.

Go away Pete, you make me and many others feel sick :o/
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Hedgehog hospital,looking for favours again,always cadging or begging.[/p][/quote]You are one of the meanest people I have ever had the misfortune to come across! I suppose you class all charities as cadging or begging - including the cancer charities who have funded research to help save YOUR miserable, self-opinionated, grumpy life. Go away Pete, you make me and many others feel sick :o/ we-shall-see
  • Score: 13

8:18am Sun 15 Jun 14

fedupwithjobsworths says...

“Unfortunately, at a time when the council is having to save money because of significant budget reductions, it simply cannot afford to offer additional waste collections free of charge to supplement the weekly service it continues to provide".

Yet they can afford to replace all the existing 240l bins even though there is nothing wrong with them!
“Unfortunately, at a time when the council is having to save money because of significant budget reductions, it simply cannot afford to offer additional waste collections free of charge to supplement the weekly service it continues to provide". Yet they can afford to replace all the existing 240l bins even though there is nothing wrong with them! fedupwithjobsworths
  • Score: 12

9:17am Sun 15 Jun 14

pete woodley says...

Hessenford wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Hedgehog hospital,looking for favours again,always cadging or begging.
Idiot.
Try reading the site terms, regarding abusive comments,and also check up on the "charities" that you comment on,Why should it be treated any different than others.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Hedgehog hospital,looking for favours again,always cadging or begging.[/p][/quote]Idiot.[/p][/quote]Try reading the site terms, regarding abusive comments,and also check up on the "charities" that you comment on,Why should it be treated any different than others. pete woodley
  • Score: -2

9:54am Sun 15 Jun 14

Turtlebay says...

The newspaper may be soiled and wet from the animals but Poole Council obviously want that soiled newspaper in their recycling bin, so put it in!

Contact SHAUN Robson, (head of environmental and consumer protection, Borough of Poole) and tell him that you are following his advice by placing the soiled newspaper in the recycling bin.

Stupid pen pushers!
The newspaper may be soiled and wet from the animals but Poole Council obviously want that soiled newspaper in their recycling bin, so put it in! Contact SHAUN Robson, (head of environmental and consumer protection, Borough of Poole) and tell him that you are following his advice by placing the soiled newspaper in the recycling bin. Stupid pen pushers! Turtlebay
  • Score: 6

11:04am Sun 15 Jun 14

Azphreal says...

So they say its about cost? There is no extra cost in emptying the bin,but there IS in REPLACING the bin. Please can they actually explain HOW there is a saving.
So they say its about cost? There is no extra cost in emptying the bin,but there IS in REPLACING the bin. Please can they actually explain HOW there is a saving. Azphreal
  • Score: 7

11:07am Sun 15 Jun 14

ol'bag lady says...

Surely her neighbours would help? We do where I live - without question as long it is put into the correct bins.
Surely her neighbours would help? We do where I live - without question as long it is put into the correct bins. ol'bag lady
  • Score: 4

1:34pm Sun 15 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Just claim your a traveller there is no way they can prove your not there is no ID required .the council will clear all the rubbish you and your hedgehog s can produce and guaranteed no councillors will come any where near you
Just claim your a traveller there is no way they can prove your not there is no ID required .the council will clear all the rubbish you and your hedgehog s can produce and guaranteed no councillors will come any where near you kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -1

1:50pm Sun 15 Jun 14

spooki says...

Seems a simple problem with a simple solution. THATS why the council don't want to help.
Seems a simple problem with a simple solution. THATS why the council don't want to help. spooki
  • Score: 2

3:16pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

pete woodley wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Hedgehog hospital,looking for favours again,always cadging or begging.
Idiot.
Try reading the site terms, regarding abusive comments,and also check up on the "charities" that you comment on,Why should it be treated any different than others.
Idiot is a term of endearment and your and your comment accusing this lady of begging fully deserves it.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Hedgehog hospital,looking for favours again,always cadging or begging.[/p][/quote]Idiot.[/p][/quote]Try reading the site terms, regarding abusive comments,and also check up on the "charities" that you comment on,Why should it be treated any different than others.[/p][/quote]Idiot is a term of endearment and your and your comment accusing this lady of begging fully deserves it. Hessenford
  • Score: 1

9:12pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

OK, what is this old second hand 240 litre bin actually worth now ? £ 20 , £40 ?
If so I will purchase it from Poole council as long as they continue to empty it as usual.
Seems fair.

If someone in charge of this debacle can email me at bournemouth99@live.c
o.uk then for this womans sake lets get it sorted.
OK, what is this old second hand 240 litre bin actually worth now ? £ 20 , £40 ? If so I will purchase it from Poole council as long as they continue to empty it as usual. Seems fair. If someone in charge of this debacle can email me at bournemouth99@live.c o.uk then for this womans sake lets get it sorted. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 3

10:38pm Sun 15 Jun 14

RM says...

Quakers2 wrote:
Whilst I sympathise with her, why should her charity be any different to all other charities that have to pay to have their commercial waste removed? I'm amazed how much waste a few hedgehogs can make - messy little bugggers! As she lives just around the corner from the tip I am sure she could make a trip there once a week if needed - it does not suggest she is housebound and cannot get around. Did she not have a hedgehog ambulance at one point? This will be unpopular but costs have to be cut (have you all read the letter than came out?) and if it is not rubbish then it will be other stuff. Its time we all put life into perspective and make a small adjustment to overall savings. Its a bin for god sake not a vital organ. Just try it. So many people talk about nanny state but as soon as nanny does something unpopular people seem incapable of living their lives without a big black bin. Have any of you been watching the WW1 veterans? I wonder what they make of of our pathetic attitudes these days. Rant over xx
Council officials seem to forget that we, the residents, are their employers. We pay their salaries & we pay into their very generous pensions so maybe it's time they give over their jobsworth attitudes & actually do something to be helpful.
[quote][p][bold]Quakers2[/bold] wrote: Whilst I sympathise with her, why should her charity be any different to all other charities that have to pay to have their commercial waste removed? I'm amazed how much waste a few hedgehogs can make - messy little bugggers! As she lives just around the corner from the tip I am sure she could make a trip there once a week if needed - it does not suggest she is housebound and cannot get around. Did she not have a hedgehog ambulance at one point? This will be unpopular but costs have to be cut (have you all read the letter than came out?) and if it is not rubbish then it will be other stuff. Its time we all put life into perspective and make a small adjustment to overall savings. Its a bin for god sake not a vital organ. Just try it. So many people talk about nanny state but as soon as nanny does something unpopular people seem incapable of living their lives without a big black bin. Have any of you been watching the WW1 veterans? I wonder what they make of of our pathetic attitudes these days. Rant over xx[/p][/quote]Council officials seem to forget that we, the residents, are their employers. We pay their salaries & we pay into their very generous pensions so maybe it's time they give over their jobsworth attitudes & actually do something to be helpful. RM
  • Score: -1

7:11am Mon 16 Jun 14

pete woodley says...

asj wrote:
who pays for the food and vets bills. surely a few pound for an extra bin won't hurt.or maybe dry the newspaper and recycle
Sensible comment.
[quote][p][bold]asj[/bold] wrote: who pays for the food and vets bills. surely a few pound for an extra bin won't hurt.or maybe dry the newspaper and recycle[/p][/quote]Sensible comment. pete woodley
  • Score: 1

4:00pm Mon 16 Jun 14

guisselle says...

Anyone got a design for hedgehog nappies?
Anyone got a design for hedgehog nappies? guisselle
  • Score: 0

4:52pm Mon 16 Jun 14

pete woodley says...

Should refuse workers have to put up with hedgehog mess.
Should refuse workers have to put up with hedgehog mess. pete woodley
  • Score: 0

3:34pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Victor_Meldrew_Lives! says...

fedupwithjobsworths wrote:
“Unfortunately, at a time when the council is having to save money because of significant budget reductions, it simply cannot afford to offer additional waste collections free of charge to supplement the weekly service it continues to provide".

Yet they can afford to replace all the existing 240l bins even though there is nothing wrong with them!
Exactly! It won't encourage anyone to recycle more as those who can already do it and those who don't won't!!!

The result will be more fly tipping.

Large families simply won't be able to put all their rubbish in the new small bins.

Poole Council also spent hundreds of thousands on the new recycling centre at the Nuffield Industrial Estate yet they advised me on a recent visit to dump paint and something else re-usable in landfill!!

Christchurch tip has a re-usable area where people can help themselves.
They haven't spent thousands re-designing their tip and the layout is much better.
[quote][p][bold]fedupwithjobsworths[/bold] wrote: “Unfortunately, at a time when the council is having to save money because of significant budget reductions, it simply cannot afford to offer additional waste collections free of charge to supplement the weekly service it continues to provide". Yet they can afford to replace all the existing 240l bins even though there is nothing wrong with them![/p][/quote]Exactly! It won't encourage anyone to recycle more as those who can already do it and those who don't won't!!! The result will be more fly tipping. Large families simply won't be able to put all their rubbish in the new small bins. Poole Council also spent hundreds of thousands on the new recycling centre at the Nuffield Industrial Estate yet they advised me on a recent visit to dump paint and something else re-usable in landfill!! Christchurch tip has a re-usable area where people can help themselves. They haven't spent thousands re-designing their tip and the layout is much better. Victor_Meldrew_Lives!
  • Score: 0

12:16am Sun 29 Jun 14

guisselle says...

pete woodley wrote:
Should refuse workers have to put up with hedgehog mess.
Good point but there must be loads of mess from other sources such as
nursing homes and the P.D.S.A.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Should refuse workers have to put up with hedgehog mess.[/p][/quote]Good point but there must be loads of mess from other sources such as nursing homes and the P.D.S.A. guisselle
  • Score: 0

9:59am Sun 29 Jun 14

Walk on the wild side says...

we-shall-see wrote:
Anyone got a link to her facebook page?

That lady has taken numerous hogs from me over the years and gives tender loving care round the clock to every single one. As they are now on the endangered species list, perhaps the council should be helping her, not hindering the vital work she does in saving thousands of our lovely hedgehogs!
Facebook page: C.R.A.S.H Hedgehog hospital (just type in the search box)
[quote][p][bold]we-shall-see[/bold] wrote: Anyone got a link to her facebook page? That lady has taken numerous hogs from me over the years and gives tender loving care round the clock to every single one. As they are now on the endangered species list, perhaps the council should be helping her, not hindering the vital work she does in saving thousands of our lovely hedgehogs![/p][/quote]Facebook page: C.R.A.S.H Hedgehog hospital (just type in the search box) Walk on the wild side
  • Score: 0

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