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Post by Hairyloon on 7th October 2010, 7:06 pm

Conkers have been removed from a large horse chestnut tree in part of Nottingham over safety fears.

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Post by Adrian on 7th October 2010, 7:21 pm

Not sure its Health and safety, more a council worried about being sued by a litigious and cash greedy public

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Post by Compostwoman on 7th October 2010, 8:24 pm

The link ( mentioned in all sorts of places at this time of year) to playing conkers is a load of round spherical objects on male animals.. I risk assess this sort of stuff all the time ( for working with children!!) and no it is not required...

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Post by Hairyloon on 7th October 2010, 8:33 pm

Badger wrote:Not sure its Health and safety, more a council worried about being sued by a litigious and cash greedy public
They would not win.
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Post by Compostwoman on 7th October 2010, 8:35 pm

Yeah but they tend to roll over an pay up because they are too scared to fight it..and so it goes on.

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Post by Dandelion on 7th October 2010, 10:30 pm

I believe that a park in Worcester put barriers around pear trees a few years ago because the council were worried about pears landing on people's heads. (Just think - if people had been so safety conscious centuries ago, gravity might never have been discovered!!)

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Post by Hairyloon on 7th October 2010, 10:51 pm

Compostwoman wrote:Yeah but they tend to roll over an pay up because they are too scared to fight it..and so it goes on.
Unfortunately this is likely true, which is utter madness.
They need a better class of legal bod... and perhaps a bit of backbone.
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Post by Lottie on 8th October 2010, 8:16 am

In Suffolk, specifically Bury... we have signs to say.. beware conkers may fall from this tree.. um... well..... it is a conker tree...... Laughing Rolling Eyes be kinda weird if pineapples starting dropping out of it... Rolling Eyes

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Post by polgara on 8th October 2010, 11:21 am

In one place, they picked all the conkers, but heaped them up for the kids to collect. Not ideal but better than throwing them away.

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