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February 15th, 2014 |

The Significance Of A Pair Of Waders

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At its last meeting, Rawreth Parish Council agreed to buy a pair of waders for it’s clerk, Hayley Bloomfield. This may seem unusual , but seems very sensible, as  Mrs Bloomfield has been very active, walking through waters to help deliver sandbags and to check on conditions. This is very much to her credit.

This may seem  a minor matter, but symbolises the flooding problem in parts of Rawreth and the determination of the parish councillors and clerk to try to deal with it. It would be interesting to know if other parishes in the district  have provided waders for their clerks.

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3 Responses to “The Significance Of A Pair Of Waders”

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    Christine Paine:

    This seems an appropriate place to give credit to the electricity supply company. Our power went around 10.30 last night, around midnight they tried to get it back on several times but it just flipped off again. Unable to sleep with the noise of the wind I noticed about 2am that everyone in the road bar us was back on, so I rang the power cut helpline with little hope of getting anywhere. To my surprise I got a real live human being, who, at 2am, and in spite of the high number of calls they must have been getting, was polite, and talked me through checking trip switches etc. with no luck. He said he would refer it to engineers. 7.30am, knock on the door, electricity engineer. He identified the fault as being the connector carrying our house line from the telegrah pole and said he would get a line crew out. I thought, that with the amount of work the would have today an individual problem would be low priority, so prepared for a long time without power – out came the old camping gaz stove. 11am, phone call from a line crew to say they were 10 minutes away, and by noon we were back on with the repair done. Despite a massive workload they were cheerful, thorough, and took the time to make sure all our circuits were working properly before they left.

    Given the amount of people without power after the storm I thought that really was pretty good service. Especially being up in a cherry picker this morning in what was still a pretty high wind. I wouldn’t have wanted to do it.

    They get a lot of brickbats sometimes, but full credit to them this time round.

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    Jim Cripps:

    The Stork wading through water on the Rawreth Village logo is not without significance either (see heading above ) – how about all Rawreth residents
    turning up in Waders and Wellies to the Mill Hall on 3rd March………

  3. 3
    admin:

    Christine – thank you very much for your comment.

    Jim – well spotted, I believe it is a heron but having a “wading bird” on the Rawreth badge seems even more appropriate now!

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