thanks for balancing out my rant about the cherry blossoms! And TBH the light I get in my front room is way better (but i would still like that old tree back)
my main angst is that the money was there for the job to be fully completed, but as with so many government decision these days, the politics of the machine throws the spanner!
DCC curently spend 3 hr's every 2 months looking after the Park. With it landscaped it would take (or only be expected) to be 6 hours per 2 months!
It's not a whole lot, but nobody wants more work to do with the 'work to rule' and employment embargo's currently awash in the public sector!
Taking private ownership is not an option. This is inner city dublin where people are either on pensions or just keeping their heads above water. I've said to the Mayor that i'll have no problem stumping up some cash to see this happen but I don't really want to look after it, I just want what was promised.
I'm thinking about the Ombadsman route, there just around the corner from where I work, so I may nip in next week for a chat (and run that concurrently with the local politicains angle also)!
I know deep down that the DCC guy is just stonewalling hoping the hassle witll go away...........unfortunalty for him, it ain't
Just looking at this:http://www.dublin.ie/uploadedFiles/City_Development_Board/RHS_Panel/FINAL%20City%20Guide%20to%20Community%20Gardening.pdf