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An e-mail to AberdareOnline Ref:Aberdare Park Motor cycle races

Bus in Aberdare Park

Dear Sir/Madam
Having read the glowing report by Mr. Derek Smith the Chairman of the Aberaman Motor Cycle Club, all I can say is that it's a pity that he does not show the same enthusiasm about cleaning up the mess that was left behind after the event and removing the buses hired for the event.

On Monday evening I rang Edwards coaches Duty Inspector to inform him that there were children playing on the bus, which were not secured, and that they were in the drivers cab.

His reply was that he could not remove the buses as they were on hire until 12.00 noon on Tuesday and that they couldn't go anywhere as the air brakes were on.
I pointed out to him that under the Health and Safety Act his company had a Duty of Care and that the buses should either be removed or made secure, his reply was that the buses would be removed at noon on Tuesday.

I phoned Mr. Smith at about 9.38pm on Monday evening to inform him about the danger to the children who were playing on the buses, his reply was that he had already been informed and he had off hired the buses on Monday morning and that it was Edwards problem.
I asked Mr. Smith what he was going to do about cleaning up the mess that was left behind, his reply was nothing he said that the club had kept their part of the bargain and that the Council would clean it and that he was not prepared to discuss the matter any further.
Mr. Smith’s attitude left much to be desired.
I have been a keen supported of motor cycle racing in Aberdare Park ever since I was old enough to watch it, I could probably count the number of meetings that I've missed on one hand and I never thought that I would see the day that I would consider opposing the event being held.

However if the current attitude to cleaning up after the event prevails, then I believe the club is going to be surprised by the amount of opposition that they will receive in organizing next years event.

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The writer has

Since sending the email I have lodged a complaint with RCT Customer Care and I've spoken to Mr. Julian Hodgson Walker who is in charge of the park.




How sad that some will find

How sad that some will find anything to complain about. So it takes a couple of days to get The Park clean again , although the state of the pond was in a poor condition prior to the races. The event is one of very few to draw visitors to the town and I am sure a little litter for a couple of days is a small price to pay. As for the buses I am sure there was no real risk to children other than falling off a step and scraping a knee, there are far too many H & S rules in this world today , kids will be kids it was just another adventure which is what my childhood was about and not often found these days.

I don’t think its sad just

I don’t think its sad just someone taking the trouble of reporting what may well have been potential problem rather than standing by and do nothing.

As for the rubbish left in the park RCTC are shouting from the rooftops about saving money, if Aberaman Motorcycling club want to have use of the park for a two-day event they should respect it and cleanup after them.

Leaving a double-decker bus unattended in a public place with doors open I don’t think it was the right thing to do.

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