Saturday, 18 June 2011

Duck Pond

This is the Duck Pond in Torre Abbey Gardens, or it was until all the water drained away late last year. About 3 weeks ago there was an item in the local paper in which a council spokesperson stated it was going to be repaired at a cost of £50 000 and the water, and hopefully the ducks would be back by the middle of June. Well it's gone, the middle of June that is and no water and certainly no ducks. Just an ugly fence all round and a notice saying the work was being undertaken. Something is happening, look at the round marks in the concrete. Not sure what they are but they weren't there 10 days ago. The problem with council estimates as to how long a job will take is that the person who makes the estimate usually does it by throwing a dart at a calender while blindfolded and standing on his head. Tweenaway Cross is and example of the method. Why don't they just say,"We don't know how long it will take. We will let you know when it's finished.

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