Problem in the making?

Long gone are the days when you would see a council employee with a brush and shovel clearing fallen leaves from roadside gutters. These budget-stressed days it doesn’t even seem to happen with mechanical devices either.

My fear is that this is providing a rich mulch for seeds to germinate in and will lead to a damming effect – whenever there is a downpour – with the risk of flooding?


  1. Good morning Richard,

    I used to park up Blind Lane when looking after work on the Abbey Cemetery chapel. An unnecessary sign I suspect – but maybe the lane has been used more recently by sharp eyed commuters?

    Happy New Year and all best wishes,


    Sent from my iPhone

  2. And how about the safety of pedestrians ? The state of pavements is no inducement for a ‘modal shift’ from motor transport to ‘active travel’ !

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