Bins, benches and a fresh lick of paint.

The good and the bad  sides of a cycle trip along part of the Kennet and Avon Canal into Bath.

It really is time for this bin to be replaced. It is used by everyone from dog walkers to canal boat people and has completely rusted through.

It really is time to replace the litter bin on the London Road side of Grosvenor Bridge. This hard-working receptacle is used by everyone from dog walkers to canal boat users.

Up onto the towpath and B&NES have been spending money on new seats and even some bike stands that Canal and River Trust employees are installing.

Connor – from the Canal and River Trust – inspecting a newly installed towpath side bench. It’s been paid for by B&NES.

Any spare benches would be gratefully received in Sydney Gardens where few of the existing cast-iron framed ones are in working order.

A broken bench on Sydney Gardens.

Meanwhile, it appears existing play equipment – in a little fenced-off playground beside St Saviour’s Road in Larkhall – have been given a fresh lick of paint.

The existing play equipment appears to have been given a fresh coat of paint?

There was me thinking they were going to be replaced

How things were.
The slide in its rusty state!

With more and more city householders having to get used to wheelie bins l wonder if B&NES could offer a prize for the best suggestion as to how to disguise our rubbish and recycling bins.

Where will we hide our bins?

For starters – housing estate developers should be made to ‘design-in’ somewhere for them to be stored.