Is it me growing old and cantankerous or – in common with many other people – is it that l just care about this city which adopted me nearly eight years ago.
I sometimes see the central area as islands of culture surrounded by a sea of dross.
First thing in the morning it’s not helped by the piles of business and domestic rubbish waiting for collection.
I can’t quite work out who does what but – while the rest of us rely on the Council to take away our waste – in the inner city there appears to be many different refuse businesses vying for work.
We have all been given gull proof bags or bins but – despite the efforts of some sincere councillors and Bath BID – l don’t see many using them.
It has to be the same rule for all – especially in the inner city where gulls still – on occasion – seem to outnumber the tourists. This is where clean streets are most important.
Just imagine if this really was Disneyworld – there wouldn’t be a scrap of rubbish in site.
It is the beauty of Southgate where – despite fake grass and plastic flowers – you have a private landowner keeping the place clean.
What do others think?
PS. The traffic cone on the Laura Place fountain has been there for a day and a half now. Still, it’s better than the bike that was parked on top two years ago!
Pleased to report the cone is down – but the fountain was turned off this morning for contractors to clear algae.