Anger as sofa dumped on Kinson Common SSSI

Bournemouth Echo: SITTING TARGET: The dumped settee SITTING TARGET: The dumped settee

SUPPORTERS of a protected Bournemouth common have reacted angrily after fly-tippers dumped a three-piece suite.

The beige and red-striped sofa and two chairs was discovered on Kinson Common on Monday afternoon a short distance from an alleyway off South Kinson Drive.

The common is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and local nature reserve and is managed by Bournemouth Borough Council’s countryside officers assisted by the Friends of Kinson Common.

Geoff Budden, chairman of the Friends, said: “I am really fuming about this. We had another incident on the other side where garden waste was dumped.

“It makes me so angry because it’s as SSSI and Millhams Tip is just down the road. I have got steam coming out of my ears – people just don’t appreciate what we have got.”

Mr Budden said fly-tippers often target the common and the council had to remove some doors and other waste which had been dumped on the common around three weeks ago.

And dog fouling remains a problem on the common.

Mr Budden said: “There are some people who pick it up put it in bags and then throw them into bushes. I know they have similar problems on Turbary Common and elsewhere and I really don’t know what the answer is.”

Larry Austin, strategic operations manager at Bournemouth Borough Council, said: “It is an offence to fly-tip or dump rubbish in and around the borough and we treat the problem very seriously, investigating any reports and prosecuting anyone who is caught fly-tipping their waste.

“In an effort to reduce the number of fly-tipping incidences, the council provides a bulky household goods collection service for large items such as sofas.

Bournemouth Council yesterday said the sofa had been removed from the common.

Mr Austin urged residents to report fly-tipped waste to their customer services team on 01202 451199.

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1:03pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

The real crime is that someone bought that hideous thing in the first place!
The real crime is that someone bought that hideous thing in the first place! Letcommonsenseprevail
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1:07pm Thu 7 Feb 13

theDmonster says...

It's a nice idea to turn it in to a large lounge
It's a nice idea to turn it in to a large lounge theDmonster
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1:38pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Ken Budd says...

I can see no reason why this hideous piece of c**p cannot be ID'd and it's now wonder it has been unceremoniously dumped,
I can see no reason why this hideous piece of c**p cannot be ID'd and it's now wonder it has been unceremoniously dumped, Ken Budd
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2:07pm Thu 7 Feb 13

greenshoes says...

Would you own up if it was YOURS....yikes NO!
Would you own up if it was YOURS....yikes NO! greenshoes
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2:20pm Thu 7 Feb 13

speedy231278 says...

How can a patch of badly overgrown brambles be an SSSI???
How can a patch of badly overgrown brambles be an SSSI??? speedy231278
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2:50pm Thu 7 Feb 13

suzigirl says...

I think that suite is better than the one I have got now...........
I think that suite is better than the one I have got now........... suzigirl
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2:54pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Morrigan says...

speedy231278 wrote:
How can a patch of badly overgrown brambles be an SSSI???
Because it has rare plants and reptiles on Kinson Common hiding under those brambles ;)

What is the betting that if the owner can be identified they will claim they sold the suite and know nothing about it being dumped or similar cop-outs :o/
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: How can a patch of badly overgrown brambles be an SSSI???[/p][/quote]Because it has rare plants and reptiles on Kinson Common hiding under those brambles ;) What is the betting that if the owner can be identified they will claim they sold the suite and know nothing about it being dumped or similar cop-outs :o/ Morrigan
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3:03pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Ken Budd says...

suzigirl wrote:
I think that suite is better than the one I have got now...........
Suzi, Grab it quick...
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: I think that suite is better than the one I have got now...........[/p][/quote]Suzi, Grab it quick... Ken Budd
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3:13pm Thu 7 Feb 13

FriendsofKC says...

speedy231278 wrote:
How can a patch of badly overgrown brambles be an SSSI???
Please have a look at our website at
www.friendsofkinsonc
ommon.btck.co.uk and hopefully you will appreciate what a special area this is!!

Incidentally, brambles provide food and shelter for a lot of wildlife and this area borders a very important small heathland!
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: How can a patch of badly overgrown brambles be an SSSI???[/p][/quote]Please have a look at our website at www.friendsofkinsonc ommon.btck.co.uk and hopefully you will appreciate what a special area this is!! Incidentally, brambles provide food and shelter for a lot of wildlife and this area borders a very important small heathland! FriendsofKC
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3:15pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

SSSI = Site of Special Sofa interest, so no story.
SSSI = Site of Special Sofa interest, so no story. Telscombe Cliffy
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3:16pm Thu 7 Feb 13

The Renegade Master says...

Leave the three piece suite there. Give all the foxes something to play with.
Leave the three piece suite there. Give all the foxes something to play with. The Renegade Master
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3:19pm Thu 7 Feb 13

That's Bonkers! says...

theDmonster wrote:
It's a nice idea to turn it in to a large lounge
I've an old CRT TV I can 'donate'!

In fact if it were a kitchen diner I can find an old fridge and microwave as well!

I think we'll have the Common fully furnished by the weekend!!
[quote][p][bold]theDmonster[/bold] wrote: It's a nice idea to turn it in to a large lounge[/p][/quote]I've an old CRT TV I can 'donate'! In fact if it were a kitchen diner I can find an old fridge and microwave as well! I think we'll have the Common fully furnished by the weekend!! That's Bonkers!
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3:20pm Thu 7 Feb 13

FriendsofKC says...

The Renegade Master wrote:
Leave the three piece suite there. Give all the foxes something to play with.
Sadly 3 foxes have been found dead on site within the last week but that's another story!
[quote][p][bold]The Renegade Master[/bold] wrote: Leave the three piece suite there. Give all the foxes something to play with.[/p][/quote]Sadly 3 foxes have been found dead on site within the last week but that's another story! FriendsofKC
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3:24pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

It looks in quite good condition, it's just the pattern burning the retinas. Be good for a blind persons lounge though.
It looks in quite good condition, it's just the pattern burning the retinas. Be good for a blind persons lounge though. Telscombe Cliffy
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3:42pm Thu 7 Feb 13

snowy123 says...

I would think that someone in South Kinson Drive has a nice new sofa. Lets face it nobody would have lugged that sofa far ! It's not like you can get a car down the alleyway.
I would think that someone in South Kinson Drive has a nice new sofa. Lets face it nobody would have lugged that sofa far ! It's not like you can get a car down the alleyway. snowy123
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3:44pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Lord Spring says...

Bournemouth Council yesterday said the sofa had been removed from the common.

Did they leave the chairs !
Bournemouth Council yesterday said the sofa had been removed from the common. Did they leave the chairs ! Lord Spring
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3:45pm Thu 7 Feb 13

FriendsofKC says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Bournemouth Council yesterday said the sofa had been removed from the common.

Did they leave the chairs !
No!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth Council yesterday said the sofa had been removed from the common. Did they leave the chairs ![/p][/quote]No! FriendsofKC
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5:29pm Thu 7 Feb 13

skydriver says...

FriendsofKC wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Bournemouth Council yesterday said the sofa had been removed from the common.

Did they leave the chairs !
No!
They wanted it for the staff lounge, the chairs will be gone tonight, now someone from that area will be saying their suite had been stolen and try to claim on insurance .............emmm maybe not !!! Well would you own up to owning a thing like that.
[quote][p][bold]FriendsofKC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth Council yesterday said the sofa had been removed from the common. Did they leave the chairs ![/p][/quote]No![/p][/quote]They wanted it for the staff lounge, the chairs will be gone tonight, now someone from that area will be saying their suite had been stolen and try to claim on insurance .............emmm maybe not !!! Well would you own up to owning a thing like that. skydriver
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6:04pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
It looks in quite good condition, it's just the pattern burning the retinas. Be good for a blind persons lounge though.
Are you suggesting a blind person dumped it?
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: It looks in quite good condition, it's just the pattern burning the retinas. Be good for a blind persons lounge though.[/p][/quote]Are you suggesting a blind person dumped it? Letcommonsenseprevail
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6:44pm Thu 7 Feb 13

_mooch_ says...

is it part of the ' Chartwell ' range from DFS?
is it part of the ' Chartwell ' range from DFS? _mooch_
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6:45pm Thu 7 Feb 13

KLH says...

Did they leave the chairs - well there is one visible in the photo!!

Looks in good condition, if it is then they could have donated it to Dorset Reclaim who would have collected it. Or maybe advertised in the Echo as free to a good home - new owner collects. There are quite a few options open to get rid of furniture.

I think it looks quite nice, they could have made money on it. Too lazy.
Did they leave the chairs - well there is one visible in the photo!! Looks in good condition, if it is then they could have donated it to Dorset Reclaim who would have collected it. Or maybe advertised in the Echo as free to a good home - new owner collects. There are quite a few options open to get rid of furniture. I think it looks quite nice, they could have made money on it. Too lazy. KLH
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6:53pm Thu 7 Feb 13

FriendsofKC says...

KLH wrote:
Did they leave the chairs - well there is one visible in the photo!!

Looks in good condition, if it is then they could have donated it to Dorset Reclaim who would have collected it. Or maybe advertised in the Echo as free to a good home - new owner collects. There are quite a few options open to get rid of furniture.

I think it looks quite nice, they could have made money on it. Too lazy.
Possibly not fire retardant?
[quote][p][bold]KLH[/bold] wrote: Did they leave the chairs - well there is one visible in the photo!! Looks in good condition, if it is then they could have donated it to Dorset Reclaim who would have collected it. Or maybe advertised in the Echo as free to a good home - new owner collects. There are quite a few options open to get rid of furniture. I think it looks quite nice, they could have made money on it. Too lazy.[/p][/quote]Possibly not fire retardant? FriendsofKC
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7:40pm Thu 7 Feb 13

fletch for manager says...

I'd not even want to be seen tipping the thing!! It's awful!
I'd not even want to be seen tipping the thing!! It's awful! fletch for manager
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8:39pm Thu 7 Feb 13

BIGTONE says...

“In an effort to reduce the number of fly-tipping incidences, the council provides a bulky household goods collection service for large items such as sofas.

Then charge you a fortune to dispose of it. That's why it was dumped in the first place.....no cost to the dumper.
“In an effort to reduce the number of fly-tipping incidences, the council provides a bulky household goods collection service for large items such as sofas. Then charge you a fortune to dispose of it. That's why it was dumped in the first place.....no cost to the dumper. BIGTONE
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8:40pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Controversial But True says...

A debt collector, bailiff or social worker may recognise it!
A debt collector, bailiff or social worker may recognise it! Controversial But True
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8:42pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Mocov1 says...

Looks comfy enough to sleep on, except you'd probably wake up without your shoes or wallet!
Looks comfy enough to sleep on, except you'd probably wake up without your shoes or wallet! Mocov1
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8:55pm Thu 7 Feb 13

rudolph_hucker says...

Sofa probably got bedbugs/fleas as well.
t's a shame as this is a lovely area which I enjoy walking with my mongrel.
I suggest a permanent manned bonfire on the common to burn litter and dumped non toxic goods, along with an undercover force of wardens issuing those on the spot fines that people who leave dog mess are supposed to pay.
Sofa probably got bedbugs/fleas as well. t's a shame as this is a lovely area which I enjoy walking with my mongrel. I suggest a permanent manned bonfire on the common to burn litter and dumped non toxic goods, along with an undercover force of wardens issuing those on the spot fines that people who leave dog mess are supposed to pay. rudolph_hucker
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9:00pm Thu 7 Feb 13

FriendsofKC says...

rudolph_hucker wrote:
Sofa probably got bedbugs/fleas as well.
t's a shame as this is a lovely area which I enjoy walking with my mongrel.
I suggest a permanent manned bonfire on the common to burn litter and dumped non toxic goods, along with an undercover force of wardens issuing those on the spot fines that people who leave dog mess are supposed to pay.
Please don't suggest fires on the Common!
[quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: Sofa probably got bedbugs/fleas as well. t's a shame as this is a lovely area which I enjoy walking with my mongrel. I suggest a permanent manned bonfire on the common to burn litter and dumped non toxic goods, along with an undercover force of wardens issuing those on the spot fines that people who leave dog mess are supposed to pay.[/p][/quote]Please don't suggest fires on the Common! FriendsofKC
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10:39pm Thu 7 Feb 13

arthur1948 says...

put it on ebay....
put it on ebay.... arthur1948
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9:03am Fri 8 Feb 13

suzigirl says...

sofa so good!
sofa so good! suzigirl
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11:44am Fri 8 Feb 13

abidah says...

42 Moore Avenue--not sure which flat in the block. It was hanging around for a while and I thought the council had collected it.
42 Moore Avenue--not sure which flat in the block. It was hanging around for a while and I thought the council had collected it. abidah
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12:56pm Fri 8 Feb 13

spooki says...

I could say if the council came round and emptied the dog poop bins a bit more often you could use them? Not that some would of course. I don't see the point in picking it up then lobbing it into a bush.
And yes, that sofa is an eyesore. Makes a change from a many old mattress I suppose.
I could say if the council came round and emptied the dog poop bins a bit more often you could use them? Not that some would of course. I don't see the point in picking it up then lobbing it into a bush. And yes, that sofa is an eyesore. Makes a change from a many old mattress I suppose. spooki
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1:03pm Fri 8 Feb 13

FriendsofKC says...

spooki wrote:
I could say if the council came round and emptied the dog poop bins a bit more often you could use them? Not that some would of course. I don't see the point in picking it up then lobbing it into a bush.
And yes, that sofa is an eyesore. Makes a change from a many old mattress I suppose.
Dogs bins are emptied 3 times a week.
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: I could say if the council came round and emptied the dog poop bins a bit more often you could use them? Not that some would of course. I don't see the point in picking it up then lobbing it into a bush. And yes, that sofa is an eyesore. Makes a change from a many old mattress I suppose.[/p][/quote]Dogs bins are emptied 3 times a week. FriendsofKC
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1:32pm Fri 8 Feb 13

andydixon says...

Whilst I fully understand the sofa being a problem, I don't really get the problem with 'garden waste' on common land. Assuming it was just prunings etc, it sounds just like natural composting to me.
Whilst I fully understand the sofa being a problem, I don't really get the problem with 'garden waste' on common land. Assuming it was just prunings etc, it sounds just like natural composting to me. andydixon
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2:02pm Fri 8 Feb 13

FriendsofKC says...

andydixon wrote:
Whilst I fully understand the sofa being a problem, I don't really get the problem with 'garden waste' on common land. Assuming it was just prunings etc, it sounds just like natural composting to me.
It is not "common" land but a Site of Special Scientific Interest!
Any additions may enrich the environment which is not what is required in this special site.
[quote][p][bold]andydixon[/bold] wrote: Whilst I fully understand the sofa being a problem, I don't really get the problem with 'garden waste' on common land. Assuming it was just prunings etc, it sounds just like natural composting to me.[/p][/quote]It is not "common" land but a Site of Special Scientific Interest! Any additions may enrich the environment which is not what is required in this special site. FriendsofKC
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3:20pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Rufmeister says...

Shame the council removed it. I was at the Tate modern recently, and am sure I saw this exact art installation
Shame the council removed it. I was at the Tate modern recently, and am sure I saw this exact art installation Rufmeister
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5:46pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
It looks in quite good condition, it's just the pattern burning the retinas. Be good for a blind persons lounge though.
Are you suggesting a blind person dumped it?
No ,not at all. I make the point that a blind person would not mind the pattern because he would not see it. (For Dorset born readers It's a joke)
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: It looks in quite good condition, it's just the pattern burning the retinas. Be good for a blind persons lounge though.[/p][/quote]Are you suggesting a blind person dumped it?[/p][/quote]No ,not at all. I make the point that a blind person would not mind the pattern because he would not see it. (For Dorset born readers It's a joke) Telscombe Cliffy
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5:57pm Fri 8 Feb 13

retry69 says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
Letcommonsenseprevai

l
wrote:
Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
It looks in quite good condition, it's just the pattern burning the retinas. Be good for a blind persons lounge though.
Are you suggesting a blind person dumped it?
No ,not at all. I make the point that a blind person would not mind the pattern because he would not see it. (For Dorset born readers It's a joke)
a sick one at that!
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: It looks in quite good condition, it's just the pattern burning the retinas. Be good for a blind persons lounge though.[/p][/quote]Are you suggesting a blind person dumped it?[/p][/quote]No ,not at all. I make the point that a blind person would not mind the pattern because he would not see it. (For Dorset born readers It's a joke)[/p][/quote]a sick one at that! retry69
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5:47pm Sat 9 Feb 13

andydixon says...

FriendsofKC wrote:
andydixon wrote:
Whilst I fully understand the sofa being a problem, I don't really get the problem with 'garden waste' on common land. Assuming it was just prunings etc, it sounds just like natural composting to me.
It is not "common" land but a Site of Special Scientific Interest!
Any additions may enrich the environment which is not what is required in this special site.
Having looked into the site a little more, I understand now, especially with the heathland and bog areas. I assumed it was a standard woodland common.
[quote][p][bold]FriendsofKC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andydixon[/bold] wrote: Whilst I fully understand the sofa being a problem, I don't really get the problem with 'garden waste' on common land. Assuming it was just prunings etc, it sounds just like natural composting to me.[/p][/quote]It is not "common" land but a Site of Special Scientific Interest! Any additions may enrich the environment which is not what is required in this special site.[/p][/quote]Having looked into the site a little more, I understand now, especially with the heathland and bog areas. I assumed it was a standard woodland common. andydixon
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7:25pm Sat 9 Feb 13

FriendsofKC says...

andydixon wrote:
FriendsofKC wrote:
andydixon wrote:
Whilst I fully understand the sofa being a problem, I don't really get the problem with 'garden waste' on common land. Assuming it was just prunings etc, it sounds just like natural composting to me.
It is not "common" land but a Site of Special Scientific Interest!
Any additions may enrich the environment which is not what is required in this special site.
Having looked into the site a little more, I understand now, especially with the heathland and bog areas. I assumed it was a standard woodland common.
Thanks Andy:-)
[quote][p][bold]andydixon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FriendsofKC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andydixon[/bold] wrote: Whilst I fully understand the sofa being a problem, I don't really get the problem with 'garden waste' on common land. Assuming it was just prunings etc, it sounds just like natural composting to me.[/p][/quote]It is not "common" land but a Site of Special Scientific Interest! Any additions may enrich the environment which is not what is required in this special site.[/p][/quote]Having looked into the site a little more, I understand now, especially with the heathland and bog areas. I assumed it was a standard woodland common.[/p][/quote]Thanks Andy:-) FriendsofKC
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8:15pm Sat 9 Feb 13

andydixon says...

I wish I lived a little closer to lend a hand. A quick google showed a lot of shared interests.
Have you considered corrugated steel sheets in the undergrowth for our native reptiles and frogs? 'Pruning' our native heathers with a rotary mower as they are setting seed and then using the clippings to re-seed areas? I am sure you have.
Maybe it's not the best site for a re-cycling centre but it was just an idea.
I wish I lived a little closer to lend a hand. A quick google showed a lot of shared interests. Have you considered corrugated steel sheets in the undergrowth for our native reptiles and frogs? 'Pruning' our native heathers with a rotary mower as they are setting seed and then using the clippings to re-seed areas? I am sure you have. Maybe it's not the best site for a re-cycling centre but it was just an idea. andydixon
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8:28pm Sat 9 Feb 13

FriendsofKC says...

Don't use corrugated steel but bitumen and felt sheets.Don't forget that the Council manage the site under Natural England rules.
Heather is just appearing in numbers after many years of arson.Seeds lay dormant in the ground for many years.
Don't use corrugated steel but bitumen and felt sheets.Don't forget that the Council manage the site under Natural England rules. Heather is just appearing in numbers after many years of arson.Seeds lay dormant in the ground for many years. FriendsofKC
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8:31pm Sat 9 Feb 13

FriendsofKC says...

More about us on our Facebook page:-)
More about us on our Facebook page:-) FriendsofKC
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5:12pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

retry69 wrote:
Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
Letcommonsenseprevai


l
wrote:
Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
It looks in quite good condition, it's just the pattern burning the retinas. Be good for a blind persons lounge though.
Are you suggesting a blind person dumped it?
No ,not at all. I make the point that a blind person would not mind the pattern because he would not see it. (For Dorset born readers It's a joke)
a sick one at that!
Why is it sick? Explain
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: It looks in quite good condition, it's just the pattern burning the retinas. Be good for a blind persons lounge though.[/p][/quote]Are you suggesting a blind person dumped it?[/p][/quote]No ,not at all. I make the point that a blind person would not mind the pattern because he would not see it. (For Dorset born readers It's a joke)[/p][/quote]a sick one at that![/p][/quote]Why is it sick? Explain Telscombe Cliffy
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6:05pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Mikeyunibournemouth says...

Ha Ha - Hilarious!!!
Ha Ha - Hilarious!!! Mikeyunibournemouth
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6:13pm Tue 12 Feb 13

FriendsofKC says...

Mikeyunibournemouth wrote:
Ha Ha - Hilarious!!!
You go to Bournemouth Uni and find this hilarious?
[quote][p][bold]Mikeyunibournemouth[/bold] wrote: Ha Ha - Hilarious!!![/p][/quote]You go to Bournemouth Uni and find this hilarious? FriendsofKC
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11:28am Wed 13 Feb 13

rozmister says...

KLH wrote:
Did they leave the chairs - well there is one visible in the photo!!

Looks in good condition, if it is then they could have donated it to Dorset Reclaim who would have collected it. Or maybe advertised in the Echo as free to a good home - new owner collects. There are quite a few options open to get rid of furniture.

I think it looks quite nice, they could have made money on it. Too lazy.
We had a set of two armchairs, complete with fire retardant safety label on them, no rips or tears but a slightly salmony pink colour that we needed to get rid of. I put them on the Echo, Gumtree and Freegle, Facebook & relevant sales groups/websites as well as Dorset Reclaim offering them free to a good home. Only ONE person contacted me and they weren't the right size for her. They're now sitting outside in the rain getting wet at the back of my housemate's property. They'll be chopped up soon as and taken to the tip to be disposed of.

Some things you can't even give away these days - I imagine that hideous sofa in the picture above (which is more offensive to the eyes than my old chairs) would be one of them!
[quote][p][bold]KLH[/bold] wrote: Did they leave the chairs - well there is one visible in the photo!! Looks in good condition, if it is then they could have donated it to Dorset Reclaim who would have collected it. Or maybe advertised in the Echo as free to a good home - new owner collects. There are quite a few options open to get rid of furniture. I think it looks quite nice, they could have made money on it. Too lazy.[/p][/quote]We had a set of two armchairs, complete with fire retardant safety label on them, no rips or tears but a slightly salmony pink colour that we needed to get rid of. I put them on the Echo, Gumtree and Freegle, Facebook & relevant sales groups/websites as well as Dorset Reclaim offering them free to a good home. Only ONE person contacted me and they weren't the right size for her. They're now sitting outside in the rain getting wet at the back of my housemate's property. They'll be chopped up soon as and taken to the tip to be disposed of. Some things you can't even give away these days - I imagine that hideous sofa in the picture above (which is more offensive to the eyes than my old chairs) would be one of them! rozmister
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7:42pm Thu 14 Feb 13

andydixon says...

Roz, been there and done that. You will be amazed how small they cut up into. Wear gardening gloves. The spring ends and staples are wicked sharp. You can get a double-sofa into a couple of bin bags with 20 minutes and a hacksaw (£2 in a diy store!) If using a normal saw avoid anything metal. Works even better if you can re-cycle the timber or save it for bonfire night! I wouldn't recommend it for the compost heap asyou don't know what it's been treated with.
Roz, been there and done that. You will be amazed how small they cut up into. Wear gardening gloves. The spring ends and staples are wicked sharp. You can get a double-sofa into a couple of bin bags with 20 minutes and a hacksaw (£2 in a diy store!) If using a normal saw avoid anything metal. Works even better if you can re-cycle the timber or save it for bonfire night! I wouldn't recommend it for the compost heap asyou don't know what it's been treated with. andydixon
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