Friday, 10 February 2012

Snow Problem

Some photos of Poet's Corner where the hoped-for rubbish collection (Monday) did not happen. This wouldn’t be a problem if they had wheelie bins but because of the location (very small pavement) they can't and while I don’t blame the Council for that, I do have a problem in that the nearby St Peters Footpath is clear of ice along with the road part (the majority) of Poet’s Corner.
 
 

A TDC press release now says this rubbish wont be collected till next week. I really don’t understand the problem here. Poet’s Corner is light traffic wise and while perhaps the pavement itself is icy, the road is easily walkable. Park a van at the St Peters Footpath end and get the guys to walk it up the road…

While its great to see the ivy cleared thanks to the local street cleaner, the rubbish keeps appearing there along with Milton Square (collection on Tuesdays). Again, the roads round there are clear. A mattress remains on the YMCA side and has been there for about two weeks now. Incidentally, that dumpster has been flung open for about the same period and its a horrible eyesore.



St Johns Road (Thursday) is amongst the photos. The rubbish there has been an issue for a while now and the spilled rubbish was there well before that snow. 




3 comments:

Peter Checksfield said...

Appalling! Isn't there space for large communal bins in any of these areas? We used to have a real problem with rubbish where I live (Garfield Road in Westbrook) until a few years ago a large communal bin was placed at the end of the road. This is emptied once or twice a day, even on sundays, & solved most of the problems long before we had wheelie bins.

Anonymous said...

I saw somewhere that Alan Poole wrote to the Gazette last year after rubbish collections were delayed by snowfall, blaming the Tory administration. Perhaps someone ought to write about him now it's Labour snow!

James Maskell said...

I'm happy to report that the Poet's Corner rubbish has all been collected! So have the piles on Princes Crescent and a pile at Charlotte Place. The rubbish at Milton Square, Sparrow Castle and St Johns Road remain.

The idea of a collection bin is a good one and could stop the dumping on the alleyway behind Milton Avenue but where to put it? Something for local residents to consider...

It would be good to see the Ward Councillors take on this.