Well it looks like he has been good to his word and there has been a tidy up.
- The car parking area has had the big pile of rubbish taken away and the chairs perched over the bins have gone as well.
- Nappy sacks appear to have now been collected.
- The bins at the top of the road have been emptied
The only slight niggle is that the wooden crate that was perched atop the bins is still there on the pavement and full of recyclable materials. Will the recycling bin men on Monday see it as there responsibility to take it? We shall see.
Anyhow this is a good start but it is not the solution.
Will the situation be allowed to develop again?
Have measures been taken to tackle the actual causes of the problem rather than just the symptoms?
Constantly reacting to rubbish in the streets isn't going to solve the problem. I shouldn't have to keep badgering my Councillors or doing silly charts about monkeys (though I must admit I've learned a lot about them now, which is nice) in order to keep the streets as clean as they were prior to the new bin scheme.
I want to believe that Councillor Parker and his colleagues really are on top of this, but four months into the new scheme and with no end to the problems in sight I've got my doubts.
Still fingers crossed.
Let's see if the Council really can deliver this time.