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Hi all,

Obviously in the high winds and bad rain of last night trees fell blocking road paths etc.

 

Now last night gave me a trip to the supermarket on on the return journey home a copper was parked up in the road with blues on.

 

on looking it was apparent a Silver birch had fallen across a cycle path and one side of the carriageway.

 

of course i stopped asked if he needed someone to clear up and get things moving.

is response was yes please as the Highways crew are taking to long so of course after making things safe taping off etc we set to work and took logs away and cleared the road.

 

council say yes to an invoice as the officer cancelled the highways crew and we did the work.

 

question is whats the going rate to charge the council for:

 

2 of us

2 vehicles

2 saws

cordon off etc

Time

 

Believe me we got soaked as well

 

 

suggestions would be appreciated

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Stinks of an opportunity to get more of this kind of work in the future if the relevant council likes what you did. With that in mind I'd do it at you regular rate.

 

Though it never works like that and I'd say 80% of the time nice guys finish last. I think you're looking at about an even grand!

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Stinks of an opportunity to get more of this kind of work in the future if the relevant council likes what you did. With that in mind I'd do it at you regular rate.

 

Though it never works like that and I'd say 80% of the time nice guys finish last. I think you're looking at about an even grand!

 

Thank you i know what you mean i have to send invoice today before 6 i just don't want to over charge and at the same time under charge

 

James

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I think I missed an opportunity... we came across a fallen tree on a road, total block, police diverting traffic, we cleared it up (just to a park at the side) and just thought, hell, doing our bit for the community and get everyone moving. The police women thought, my god they turned up fast (15mins after calling).

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I think I missed an opportunity... we came across a fallen tree on a road, total block, police diverting traffic, we cleared it up (just to a park at the side) and just thought, hell, doing our bit for the community and get everyone moving. The police women thought, my god they turned up fast (15mins after calling).

 

oh dear,

 

i must admit i was shocked to hear a yes from the council today after the police officer saying at the time we couldnt be paid (probably because lincoln police cant authorise payments)

 

i'd say next time ask the officer and if its a yes get all the police details collar number name time date and call your council explain and see if they will allow you to invoice just as my county council did

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Thing is he wasn't called out . He volunteered . Charge what you think you can get ....

 

Out of hours charge

Emergency charge

Copper asked me charge

I pushed my luck but it worked charge

 

Call it what you like but a base charge for something not in the diary followed by an hourly rate. When it then gets to the council they can see what you charged and why and should be able to get a rough idea should you be needed in the future.

 

You could just say tree work - one million pounds. I wouldn't expect to get much further work though.

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