The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) on Monday announced that it recently discovered that a garbage company has been dumping refuse in a specific housing scheme.It also revealed that over a two-and-a-half-month period, it has issued 3050 verbal warnings to residents of several East Bank Demerara communities owing to its rangers programme.Although much detail was not provided on the issue of the illegal dumping, the Housing Authority noted that it was made aware of the situation by concerned residents who even provided photographic evidence. The agency said it would be soon making contact with that company to have the issue addressed.The CH&PA on Monday also expressed appreciation to members of the public for supporting the rangers programme.“During the period, 3050 verbal warnings were issued to residents in communities on the East Bank of Demerara. Of the figure, 2229 were issued in April, while 313 written warning were issued of which 283 were issued in March. In April, 115 contravention notices were issued during the period,” it stated.It went on to inform that the issue of dumping of construction materials on roadways and parapets, blockage of interlocking drains with building material, parking of storage containers on parapets, and dumping of derelict vehicles and garbage on parapets were some of the matters dealt with.The CH&PA further reported that a “significant” percentage of residents have been since complying; however, there still remained rebellious persons who continue perform the act, but the Authority was working to address this.On another note, the CH&PA highlighted that it has received several complaints of violations in several housing schemes. The agency informed that their rangers “will only be working in housing schemes that were not handed over to town councils or Neighbourhood Democratic Councils [NDCs]. For communities that were handed over, we will advise residents to take their complaints to the relevant town councils or NDCs to have them addressed.”The agency, nevertheless, renewed its call to residents living in communities under its purview to adhere to the clauses agreed to in their agreements of sale, titles, and transports.In order to better monitor the development of infrastructure within the prerequisite policy framework, the CH&PA had introduced rangers to execute that function.Senior Development Planner Fayola Azore related that law enforcement for the Housing Authority has been a challenge and the introduction of rangers would significantly aid in combating that challenge.“We recently hired a number of rangers that will aid in our enforcement and they will be out there going around seeing things that are going up and bringing that information back to us,” she said.
BREAKING EWES: A Donegal sheep farmer is feeling ‘wooly’ proud of himself after one of his sheep gave birth to four lambs.William Maxwell, from Glencolmcille, couldn’t believe his luck when one of his Scotch ewes went into labour and just kept producing lambs on Sunday morning.William hadn’t scanned the three year old sheep so didn’t know what to expect. William was checking his flock early on Sunday morning on his farm at Braide and noticed the ewe was ready to give birth around 7am.“She was pretty big but I certainly never thought she would give birth to four lambs.“They just kept on coming one after another. It was a wonderful sight,” he said.William, who keep around 100 ewes, is the talk of the area where his family have farmed sheep for generations. He has never had quad lambs before.Twin and even triplet lambs are born occasionally but quad lambs are rare, according to William.“It’s the first time I’ve heard of quad sheep in this area in my lifetime.“I have heard of four lambs being born but often a couple of them die fairly soon afterwards.“We’re just delighted they’re all healthy and it’s great to see them around the farm now,” he said. EWE MUST BE JOKING! FARMER WELCOMES RARE LAMBS was last modified: March 5th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:eweGlencomcillelambsWilliam Maxwell