Out in the suburbs, we have all been given either strengthened sacks or wheelie bins in which to put our rubbish.
However, it seems, the same rule doesn’t apply in the city centre where various private firms have contracts to pick up commercial waste.
I have never heard of mixed recycled bags containing food but this one obviously did and that’s why it’s been pecked open – just across the road from the B&NES Guildhall too!
I am hearing the contractors only make one round and – if bags are not left out at the right time – they get missed.
Surely all bags should be marked with the name of the business leaving them on the street. That way, when blames needs to be apportioned, it goes to the right shop or cafe door.
As a cyclist – and sitting above two wheels – l can vouch for how bad the inner-city roads are but this depression in the bus gate outside Waitrose was an obstacle l met on foot and nearly fell through stepping into it!
The sooner B&NES gets a congestion charge and tourist tax in place the sooner there might be some money available to fix the roads!
Coming back home along the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath l was sad to see a board advertising the fact that planning permission has been granted for three homes to be built in a canalside garden.
It’s going to means houses quite close to the canalside edge which – at this point – affords views of the countryside beyond.
I am not denying the builder the right to construct quality homes and – indeed – permission has been given – but shame B&NES can’t look at the bigger picture here.