Snow Joke

December 30, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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Snow joke- how not to look after your property

A bit of a snow clearing outside the front door in Dunfermline, Scotland, resulted in a mini avalanche, as two men set about clearing the ice from their guttering.

Make sure that you have your volume turned up!

Naj Mohammed, who filmed the action and posted it on You Tube said of the clip: “Because of the heavy snow and freezing conditions, ice had frozen in all the gutters. The weight causing the pipes to sag and the brackets to break. This was us in the process of damage limitation!”

The Door Mats organsation does not recommend this as a proceedure for clearing your own guttering.

However it certainly did the job and gave over half a million people a laugh in the process.

Mats brighten flats

December 20, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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Mats brighten flats and apartments- as councellors are planning to overturn an Health and Safety ban on floor mats.Mats brighten flats and apartmentsThe housing organisation in charge of Wolverhampton’s council homes could be forced into a U-turn over a controversial ban on floormats and plants.

Wolverhampton Homes, which manages 23,500 properties for Wolverhampton City Council, removes carpets and mats from communal areas in flats.

It has also banned net curtains on the communal entrances.

But Liberal Democrat councillor Richard Whitehouse found cross-party support to overturn the rule at a meeting of the full council.

In a motion he said: “In the interests of health and safety, this council demands that Wolverhampton Homes alters its policy on removal of carpets and mats from communal areas of flats.

“Furthermore, this council demands that the use of net curtains at the communal entrance to electronic door entry flats and the placing of ornaments and plants on communal balconies, not passageways, of two storey maisonettes be allowed to continue.”

Councillor Whitehouse said “Residents have said the flats look drab and unwelcoming now.”

“I do not see how there is any fire risk from plants and mats, especially as I remember 20 years ago when we had to paint the walls with fire proof paint.

“I am not suggesting this in any block with more than three storeys. My motion does not make any provision for people to leave bicycles and push chairs out either.”

Dave Cocker, secretary of Graiseley Tenants and Residents’ Association, said: “I think common sense should prevail. I cannot recall and incident where a doormat has ended up a fire hazard.

The elfen safety rules have become so bad that tenants who flouted the new rules faced heavy fines or even jail, it has emerged. Pot plants, pictures and other items were outlawed last year.

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