We took today’s two photos some days ago, but we hadn’t any plans to publish them. However, recently there’s been some discussion about the state of the pavement in the High Street and Princess Way, so we’re showing our pictures. The recently ‘regenerated’ streets aren’t much of an improvement on their predecessors. Certainly not ‘£5 million-worth’.
Who do we blame – the council or the residents? Probably mainly the latter. Yes, the council is responsible for the choice of pale blocks; tarmac would be more forgiving. It also obviously doesn’t clean the pavements frequently enough – albeit at our expense. But it’s the great British public, or part of it, that causes the mess in the first place.