Monday, 12 November 2018

Name The Contractor Then...

Responding to the criticism, a spokesman for Bellway Homes said: “We are deeply embarrassed by the appointed contractor's lack of respect and sincerely apologise for the offence that this caused to the local community in Horwich.”
Name the contactor that messed up, then.
"When we were made aware that the poppies had been covered by our development signage boards, we immediately sought to rectify the situation and they were removed as a matter of urgency by our own staff who worked late into the evening to take them down.
“We have the utmost respect for Armistice Day and for our military forces, and Bellway is currently supporting the Royal British Legion across the business.
“We could never have imagined that our signage contractor would cover the poppies with the marketing boards. This was a disrespectful mistake and one that we corrected as soon as possible.”
Except you missed one. And a member of the public rectified that. Which drew praise for his public-spirited actions from...

Wait, no, it didn't.
Horwich town councillor Marie Brady was not happy with the way the situation was dealt with.
She said that the images should not have been posted on social media and instead, they should have been reported to the town council or the local branch of the British Legion.
Because there'd be someone available at the weekend to deal with that, eh?

4 comments:

Michael said...

Oh we've got one in our village Julia.

Countryside Properties, desperate to sell their rather poor little houses shoved a sign right in front of our poppy display.

Still, they claim to be a 'family business' so that's alright then.

DJ said...

Someone in Bolton who doesn't like poppies? It's a Scooby Doo mystery alright.

I'm going to take a shot in the dark, but I'm thinking they won't get the full Grenfell Bonfire Outrageous Outrage treatment.

Jim said...

Why do I get the suspicion that it was a conscious act to stick the notices over the poppies (given it would have been easier to put them below or on other lamp posts) and that given the location (NW England) the contractor could well be one of our Peaceful Friends?

JuliaM said...

"Still, they claim to be a 'family business' so that's alright then."

The Manson Family was a family too!

"Someone in Bolton who doesn't like poppies? It's a Scooby Doo mystery alright."

Heh! And, predictably, they did not get the full treatment. It didn't even make the national press. Asleep at the wheel again.

"Why do I get the suspicion that it was a conscious act to stick the notices over the poppies..."

I had that self-same suspicion.