Dalhousie Rd Clean Up: bingers by the bing and scooters reunited with owners
What’s apparent is that we have a village culture of “grafting ‘grangers” or “Nitteners who knuckle down” – they came out in force today, and true, if it wasn’t the start of summer holidays there would have been a whole lot more, but hey… 22 was plenty!Jeremy Adderley, NCC Chair
So on Dalhousie Rd while cleaning up other people’s litter I was confronted with frustrations that there must be people who struggle to see the value in their own village. Or maybe people who that think their council tax should pay for folk to clean up after them, and of course there must be plenty that come through and just plain disrespect our home – because it isn’t theirs, that’s ok right?
These thoughts rattled through my head anyway as we pulled balloon gas canisters (maybe from some kid’s party), old carpets and blinds (a house refurb?), car parts with dumped oil, two stolen scooters (now reunited with their ecstatic young owners) and by far and away the most prevalent crap: sandwich tubs, drink bottle and coffee cup after drink bottle and coffee cup some carefully bagged to be removed from their owners vehicles and chucked lazily over the wall while parked in the lay-by.
If you are feeling a little angry now too, note then that a terrific group of your fellow villagers got in and cleaned it all up, without a single word of complaint and many even apologetic that they couldn’t do more (big thanks to all those also who couldn’t attend on the day but acknowledged on Facebook). What’s apparent is that we have a village culture of “grafting ‘grangers” or “Nitteners who knuckle down” – they came out in force today, and true, if it wasn’t the start of summer holidays there would have been a whole lot more, but hey… 22 was plenty!
How about that then? It’s taken a good couple of years for inconsiderate take-away bingers and, well, whomever else, to make a right mess along the bing, but it took just 90 minutes for a crack team of Nitteners, just a tiny representation of the brilliant village majority, to sort it. Cheers guys, you are brilliant!
Special thanks to June for the initiative.
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