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PostSubject: English couple planted flowers in the potholes   Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:48 am

English couple planted flowers in the potholes

An elderly English couple that has been living in Bulgaria for six years now, planted flowers in the potholes on the road to the village of Cherkove, Karnobat region as a token of protest against the deplorable community roads



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PostSubject: Re: English couple planted flowers in the potholes   Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:06 am

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PostSubject: Re: English couple planted flowers in the potholes   Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:51 am

I just love these eccentric rebel stories. Good on 'em.

It reminded me of this from a couple of years ago, so I hope they had all the paperwork in place.

From metro.co.uk

A village has been locked in a bureaucratic nightmare - over two small flowerbeds.
To the residents of Everton in Nottinghamshire, the blooms added a splash of colour to an already picturesque corner of rural England.
But to county council officials, they represented a health and safety risk which had to be licensed and regulated.
The confrontation began when the village's parish council decided to plant flowerbeds by a main road.
It was swiftly informed that a "
licence to cultivate"
was required.
That was just the start of the red tape. Villagers were then told to submit a health and safety questionnaire and a risk assessment for carrying out the work.
Once these had been granted, the plans had to be approved by Nottinghamshire county council's landscape team.
The accident investigation department also had to be consulted in case the flower beds caused a motoring hazard.
Even then, the display couldn't be planted, because utility companies needed to be formally consulted in case the planting caused them a problem.
And, of course, public liability insurance - with cover for at least £5million - had to be taken out.
In the face of all this, it's perhaps not surprising that Everton's 770 residents decided to give up on the idea.
Parish councillor Richard Bacon, 63, said: "
It's ridiculous. The expense of doing all this is totally out of proportion with what we want to do.
"
We had planned a wooden border with top soil beneath the hedgerow to make everything look lovely.
"
But the verge does belong to the council so we needed permission. Their response seems totally over the top. Why do we need a risk assessment? We've all got gardening skills."

The county council was unrepentant. A spokesman said: "
There are many health and safety concerns relating to works on the highway.
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The required licence to cultivate helps to make sure that plants chosen do not reach a height that will obscure motorists' visibility and we insist that whoever carries out the work has public liability insurance."
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PostSubject: Re: English couple planted flowers in the potholes   Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:03 am

Here is a little more about the first post

English pensioners planting flowers in street hole
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British couple 'Jeff's 70, and Kat Taylor of 71 years planting flowers in the holes on the road to the village Cherkovo, Karnobat municipality, Bourgas region.
Pensioners living in the village for almost 6 years and believe that if they had begun to flower shares earlier date would contribute more to fill the holes.

Jeff and Kat Taylor questioned why pay vignette, as the road to the village is in such bad condition.

Retired couple lived previously on the outskirts of Coventry. Jeff was a lecturer at the technical college, and his wife, Kat has worked in company for the supply of gas.
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PostSubject: Re: English couple planted flowers in the potholes   Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:14 am

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