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Broken, rotten park-bench in Brooches Wood

Reported anonymously at 09:18, Wed 7 August 2019

Sent to Hertfordshire County Council and North Hertfordshire District Council 1 minute later

The wooden bench just inside the entrance to Brooches Wood off the first cul-de-sac in Cleveland way has finally fallen foul of the damp. The buried support leg is totally rotten and where it has come away from the rear support, the screw has been affixed to crumbling timber. Probably just someone sitting on it, but can't rule of vandalism. Either way, it was on it's last legs. Might be wise to replace with one made from recycled plastics, as Great Ashby Community Council use in the District park.

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  • I have been told it will be removed, it's still there? I asked if it would be replaced, I have been assured it will be replaced in the same way as all benches are replaced. Not holding my breath here.

    Posted anonymously at 09:35, Wed 4 September 2019
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  • I was told this would at least be removed and later replaced. As of yesterday, the broken bench is still where it was - disappointing to say the least.

    Posted anonymously at 10:34, Wed 2 October 2019
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  • Took ages to have the broken one removed by NHDC, so not holding my breath waiting to see the replacement. Why is everything so hard in today's world?

    Posted anonymously at 11:16, Wed 30 October 2019
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  • No sign of the replacement bench as yet. As it took so long to remove the damaged seat, I'm not holding my breath on the replacement arriving any time soon. sad really, it was enjoyed by folk every day.

    Posted anonymously at 11:37, Wed 27 November 2019
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  • The broken bench has been removed after some delay, but no sign of the replacement as yet - let's see how long this will take!!

    Posted anonymously at 14:20, Mon 30 December 2019
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  • Again, no replacement bench in situ as I was led to believe would happen. maybe in the new financial year....or am I just being optimistic?

    Posted anonymously at 16:41, Monday 27 January 2020
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  • There is just a void where the broken bench was removed, but never replaced. I presume NHDC is waiting for the Great Ashby Council to use funds to replace it. Disappointing that it's still missing.

    Posted anonymously at 17:03, Monday 24 February 2020
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  • Almost impossible to see where the bench originally was, all overgrown and wild now. can't see a replacement ever happening, now we are in day 1 of the COVID 19 lock-down!!!!

    Posted anonymously at 11:43, Tuesday 24 March 2020
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