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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/November/2016 at 08:50
Work last night in town.



This is where work needs to be done to stop water pouring down the hills into town. This is the street that runs steeply downhill past the Colina do Mar Hotel. There are no drains of any description until you get to the bottom where there are two narrow slot drains, half full of debris, that would barely stop my bathwater.





But cheer up, all is not lost! The Krissmuss lights gave arrived!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/November/2016 at 13:22
Great, that is in ' our' street

Now you can see on picture 2 where I got my flowers (on the left )
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/November/2016 at 15:24
Jesus that bloke in the first picture must be 12 foot below ground level with no shoring up of the sides whatsoever.
In England I would have been escorted off site if I let workforce do that...and rightly so.
Does not bear thinking about Shocked.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/November/2016 at 20:29
Totally agree, any collapse, which is a distinct possibility, and that guy wouldn't need a grave digging, he'd already be buried! I think that pic shows a total disregard for H & S.
But that opens another subject, Portugal, in the EU, should abide by the same H & S rules as us, do me a favour! No way! I see regularly total flaunting of rules and no one bats an eye, in England we'd have sites shut down, work suspended, managers sacked, companies fined... I guess this will lead some to the brexit debate, that isn't my point, I'm just making the observation that the UK totally conforms to EU rules/regulations, others, and in this case I am talking Portugal, totally flaunt them, and get away with it!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/November/2016 at 23:05
Always been the case -
We disagree with and and argue against EU rules and regulations but still implement them fully.
Other Countries support and welcome EU rules and regulations and then completely ignore them.
I hate how peopleï compare Frank Zappa to God. I mean, he's cool and great and nice and everything, but he's no Zappa.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/November/2016 at 11:19
Andrew/Dicey. Health and safety is just one of the reasons we find it hard to compete in some markets. The cost of training safety red tape etc.
I know sometimes we get carried away with H&S I tend to think of half a road closed/traffic lights at home for minor roadworks where as on the Continent half a dozen cones suffice.
Just turns my stomach when I see the likes of that man...which wiil just be considered normal... working in those conditions having seen a workmate killed in less than half that depth of trench.
As you said Andrew not a Brexit argument just observation....Back to topic hope the old town does get some kind of preventative measures in place. Maybe as cubsur has said maintenance of drainage already in place would be a good help
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/November/2016 at 11:39
and yet recently, I've noticed that if they do anything involving the pavement - ie telecoms pulling thru new cables - there is always a GNR presence at each end - seen it 2 or 3 times in last couple of weeks and think what a waste of resources when the road is not affected and the pavements not exactly rocking with pedestrians!
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