News

Ray's fed up with condition of gutter

GUTTER TALK: South Bundaberg resident Ray Blackmore is fed up with the state of the gutter outside his house. He has called Bundaberg Regional Council on numerous occasions to complain about the unsightly mess but the problem remains. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
GUTTER TALK: South Bundaberg resident Ray Blackmore is fed up with the state of the gutter outside his house. He has called Bundaberg Regional Council on numerous occasions to complain about the unsightly mess but the problem remains. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

RAY Blackmore takes pride in his yard, meticulously mowing the front lawn of his South Bundaberg property every week.

But the grass in the gutter bordering his neat lawn looks messy and he wants Bundaberg Regional Council to take responsibility and clean it up.

Mr Blackmore also mows the verge and said while he was living up to his end of the bargain, the council was not doing the same.

"I want it cleaned up. It's just making a poppy show of my work," he said.

"The way it looks, it's dreadful, take a look at my nicely mowed lawn and then look at that - dreadful.

"I do the right thing and cut their footpath and they ignore me."

Mr Blackmore said council staff had used a cutter to chop the grass growing over the verge, but instead of picking up the clippings they'd been left in the street.

"What I'm on about is that they left this in that condition," he said.

"I thought they'd come back with picks and shovels and clean it up.

"I told them I'd expected a truck and a gang to be following and I want it cleaned up.

"Someone needs to clean it all before it rains and blocks all the drains."

A council spokeswoman said council was responsible for mowing unsealed road shoulders as part of its kerbside maintenance program; however, as mowers were not fitted with a mechanism for catching grass clippings, some cut grass may finish up in the kerb.

"Council's edging tractor undertakes a continual circuit of the Bundaberg area and council does undertake spraying when required. At times during the peak growing periods, maintenance is a challenge but staff always manage to meet their schedule," she said.

"Should residents become concerned about grass clippings in the kerb, they are encouraged to consider removing it themselves. If they don't wish to do this, or it becomes a major issue, they can of course contact council to do it for them."

Bundaberg residents are encouraged to phone the council with any inquiries on 1300 883 699.
 

Topics:  council



Date nights under $50

ACCORDING to The Bachelor falling in love involves helicopter rides, private jets, shopping trips, and we mustn’t forget the hot tubs.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Insider’s guide to the best rooftop bars

Eleven Rooftop Bar is one to put on your hit list.

SEE the world from a different perspective...

Where to get your hands on the best wings

Try out these bad boys at Buffalo Bar.

IS THERE anything better than a wicked bowl of chicken wings? Nope.

Serial masturbator kicked out of Australia

An Italian backpacker was caught playing with himself in IGA.

Thanks for coming, backpacker sent back to Venice

Mum poses nude in support of body awareness

IN THE BUFF: Krystal Gordon poses in support of body confidence.

Bikini turned Krystal's life around

Local Partners

Casual Keanu says fame is ‘cool’

NOBODY expected much of Keanu Reeves' action thriller John Wick when it was released in 2014.

19 dead, 59 injured after nail blast: Ariana Grande concert

There have been multiple confirmed deaths after 'explosions' heard at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

"We saw blood on people when we got outside."

She's a really 'cool cow' - and she's a winner

Oakwood Zone Out with Lauren Kelly, Oakwood Black Sable with Paul Forman and 2017 Miss Gympie Showgirl Wendy Ward.

Bundy cow Oakwood Black Sable takes out top gong at Gympie Show.

Ariana Grande breaks her silence after fatal blast

According to reports quoting witnesses, a mass emergency evacuation was prompted after explosions were heard at the end of US singer Ariana Grande's concert in the arena.

The entertainment industry is in shock after attack on concert

Pitch Perfect star suing Woman’s Day over ‘liar’ articles

Actor Rebel Wilson outside court on Friday.

REBEL Wilson's career destroyed by grubby campaign, court hears.

Seven Year Switch: The boner to end all boners

Johnny’s outraged over claims he has a cracked boner.

She gulps. Her face says it all.

Bay to star in Hollywood shark thriller ‘Cage Dive’

Cage Dive, written and directed by Gerald Rascionato, is now screening in the United States of America. It had scenes filmed in Hervey Bay.

And our visiting humpback whales also make appearance.

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

Deputy Premier makes massive call on controversial sand mine

Aerial view of the proposed Forest Glen sand mine.

BREAKING: State Government makes huge call on Coast sand mine plans

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!