Who's responsible for cleaning streets? Anyone would think it is the people who recieve council tax. Don't you believe it. Yesterday the road sweeper wagon came along and knowing full well the job cannot be done with any sweeper my neighbour went out to help with the very odd corners we have as he always does, I went to join him. The wagon driver did his best but failed, other than to tear up a portion of road surface. Later in the afternoon another fellow appeared explaining the cause of damage had been reported by wagon driver. "It will be done within fourteen days" that sounded OK.
This morning four council workers appeared with rakes, blowers etc. All well and good until only part of the road way had been cleared, then they turned to leave. I asked why the rest of the road had not been done. Answer, "We only do pavements" My house and adjoining neighbours do not have pavement, by all accounts the leaves, residue and anything else is up to us even though the street/road is local authority adopted.