Seems l am not the only one who feels our city centre is looking a bit shabby of late.
I talk about the gull problem as being one of the main causes, but John Taylor reminds me that our current business waste disposal system isn’t helping.
He has given me a copy of the letter he has just sent to the leader of B&NES, Cllr Kevin Guy, and here it is.
“I’m sorry to write to you with a grumble, but as leader of the council I feel you should take action. At present the historic core of our World Heritage City looks a disgrace.
The cause: business waste and seagull attacks on that waste.
All our recent visitors have commented how grubby and run down the centre looks, with gull mess everywhere and gulls ignoring humans and ripping commercial waste bags apart.
We were in the centre on Monday evening and there were piles of commercial waste bags already being ripped open by gulls. This morning the bags were still there at 9:30 – i.e. uncollected and more damaged.
I appreciate that you may be limited by various regulatory systems, but the city doesn’t look pretty at all.
As a private resident you will only collect my waste if it is in a gull proof bag or wheelie bin. Why are businesses exempt from this requirement?”