Monday, August 27, 2007

Poster taken down

One of the town council officers called me this morning about this poster. At the officer's request, I will not blog about most of the conversation as he requested it stay off the record and not be blogged about.

However what I can say is that the officer went down this morning after I clarified with the caregiver where the poster had been put up. The caregiver had also told her own officer about it and asked why it was up. It seems the poster is an old poster from 2005 and was in fact according to the officer I spoke with, an outdated colour poster which was not supposed to be up at all. The poster was immediately taken down by the officer I spoke with and he said that this was a new officer who did not know that the poster should not have gone up on the TC noticeboard in the first place. It was a mistake and not sanctioned by the TC.

I also understand from several sources, including the SPCA who were at the lunch on Saturday, that they had been sent several copies of the poster and that they had written in as well. We were also copied on several emails sent into the TC about the matter.

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15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mistakes, Mistakes, Mistakes. All this Town Council can do it mistakes.

They are good for nothing.

- Caught the wrong cats.
- Put up wrong poster.
- Say the wrong thing.
- Make the wrong move.

27/8/07 12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks much dawn! it is important that this very darn poster(s) has been taken down. may be just a poster (and so graphically very ugly) placed at some communal noticeboard next to lift landings but it'll surely ignite existing displeasure over efforts given for animal welfare. so, thank you for making the taking of these posters down. And thank you for showing good taste. -orange-

27/8/07 12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yah man! these irritating kiam-pak-stone-faces! aye anonymous, don't say they good-for-nothing hor! when it comes to their salaries and bonuses.....have you ever experience them forgetting to demand tax$$ from you?!! have a not?? i haven't lor.....every year i pay alot of tax$$ but still have to kenna eye-sores from their fxxking ugly misleading stupaik stuck in the 1980s' posters!!!?!!

27/8/07 12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think that they can be persuaded to put up posters which reflect that it is alright to feed cats as long as it is done in a responsible manner? Afterall they have instilled some negativity in those wrongly-put-up-posters so it is fair to do something to correct the wrong view.

27/8/07 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Super Annoyed Resident of TAMPINES said...

No, this stupid TC with antiquated mindset will NOT put up educational posters. The residents have asked them many times and were rejected everytime. Even durig times when TC were in the wrong.

27/8/07 12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why do i suddenly feel so sickened by this particular estate, Tampines?...sigh, to think that i grew up there and always wanted to return after all those getting a hdb flat crap.....buck up on your graciousness lah Tampines HDB Town Council !! mai ah ney sia sway lah! people have to also will pretend to be gracious leow and you, Tampines TC still so stuck in your salted fish days?!! mai ah ney leh, else my Tampines HDB become no value leow lah, you all TC so not gracious! sia sway ah!! shame shame, shame shame, Tampines TC boy boy girl girl shame shame hor..

27/8/07 1:36 PM  
Blogger Mezzo said...

I wasn't present at the conversation, but it's great that the TC made the effort to call Dawn directly, and took down the poster himself. I expect that he preferred it remained anonymous, since the officer who put it up was new - after all, dun need to hammer the new guy in public. ;)

(I try to be positive!)

27/8/07 1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good to be positive.
but.
hdb town councils?
they have been around for a long long long time.
our community cats.
whether we like it or not.
the welfare of.
our community cats.
are in their control.
the town councils.
and.
they.
the town council.
this particular town council.
the.
tampines town council.
have.
proven.
to.
be.
NOT.
for.
our.
community.
cats.

(erm, yes, i'm work-up. sorry here, mezzo. if the moon looks round to me for the nth time, then i'll say it's round.)

and.
i.
pay.
my.
tax.
faithfully.
and.
i.
pay.
much.

27/8/07 2:05 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I agree I was glad that the officer took it seriously and took down the poster immediately Mezzo. I do believe that mistakes can be made and are made and that people shouldn't necessarily be crucified for them as long as they are sorry. The officer who called just to clarify, was not the officer who put up the poster.

I understand from the officer I spoke with that this was not sanctioned by the upper management and that the officer had done it on her own initiative.

27/8/07 2:19 PM  
Anonymous huh said...

Watch out for the new TC officer, why was he so motivated/initiated putting up the anti-cats poster?

He will think of other ways now. Great job by Dawn, SPCA and bloggers for getting the stupid poster down.

27/8/07 3:29 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

huh from what I understand, she was requested to do so by the RC and she didn't clear it with her superiors.

27/8/07 4:36 PM  
Blogger calsifer said...

Good to know the poster's down. But the fact the the RC requested for it means there's still potential for problems to crop up?

Hop it will work out.

27/8/07 4:57 PM  
Blogger VeganCatsg said...

Can the apology be a pro-active by getting the RC chairperson to contact CWS to talk about the reasons for such posters to be put up so that perhaps an "educational" talk can be given by CWS?

27/8/07 6:39 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Calsifer - there have been some problems in the area around there because only one portion has a caregiver and she's the one who spotted the poster.

27/8/07 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why another anti-cat RC again?
Its like the same with our Jwest area? No problem with TC and we volunteers but one RC member giving the problem and de whole RC backing him up. I wonder which leader up the line instills anti-cat sentiments.
K

29/8/07 10:10 AM  

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