I STAY IN SHAWLANDS GLASGOW IN A TRADITIONAL TENEMENT FLAT IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC CONTOL CHAOS, RUBBISH AND FILTH.
I needed some groceries, so I decided to walk to the shopping centre. It was a nice Tuesday evening for a stroll, so I took my camera.
Rubbish at the Back
The bins are collected each and every Monday morning, allegedly. Remember this is a Tuesday evening stroll — and what do I see down a lane? that’s right — uncollected rubbish. It seems that a bin lorry (woups, I mean a refuse collecting crew) had arrived early on Monday afternoon, the wheelie bins and bags were put in the lane, but then the lorry went away without the second part of the process being completed. Mind you, I wouldn’t like to go down that lane, even though a lot of small children play there, the lane is used by local dog-owners as a dog toilet.
Rubbish at the Front
Turning the camera from the lane, looking down the pavement I was amazed to see rubbish on the pavement for the official uplift on Thursday afternoon. What on earth is going on? Have they changed the uplift day I wondered; this was NOT an isolated case.
- I was recently told that the reason why people have to put furniture and other non-bin rubbish on the pavement for council uplift is because the council wants to encourage recycling! What a bizarre idea!
There is a school crossing nearby that just amazes me — because it is an incredible example of bizarre traffic management. There is always something worthwhile going on, so I just had to take a look on my way back from the shops.
Now remember that school children walk down the pavement and wait to cross Tantallon Road with the help of a crossing assistant. Remember too that this is still just Tuesday and rubbish uplift is on Thursdays — and note that official uplifts do not include refrigerators (they are special cases and have to be uplifted by the council for a fee). Here’s the picture…
Please spend a few moments on this bizarre picture. Note the bin bags (which cannot be uplifted and should be in a wheelie bin) the fridge and freezer (which cannot be uplifted — and which are famous hazards to children playing) . Did you spot the wood sticking out onto the road? Did you notice where the low point is on the pavement — and just look where the council decided to put the drain! This drain is usually blocked too, so the area is often a large puddle around rubbish.
The council fencing means that children going to school are forced to find a path through this assault course!
Poor primary schoolchildren!
The whole damn place is getting worse.