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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 23rd July, 2016)

Green figures


Green figures
On land at bottom of Dicconson Street, Wigan. Sign reads: "Working together as part of The Deal to create a better borough".

Photo: Brian  (iPhone 6)
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Comment by: PeterP on 23rd July 2016 at 08:12

If we all sweep the footpaths then they can get rid of some more council workers. Is this part of the "DEAL"

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 23rd July 2016 at 08:25

Here is some background info of these sculptures when similar ones appeared In another place.
http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2015-06-01/giant-sculptures-unveiled-to-encourage-shoppers-to-keep-nottingham-the-cleanest-city-in-britain/

Comment by: Mick on 23rd July 2016 at 08:34

Looks like something that didnt sell at the Chelsea flower show.

Wouldnt like it in my garden

Comment by: Catherine on 23rd July 2016 at 08:58

Oh I like that very good

Comment by: Vb on 23rd July 2016 at 09:19

Sweeping footpaths is something people always did - without it being part of a 'deal'- and still do in many cases!(speaking for my generation)

Comment by: Vb on 23rd July 2016 at 09:54

Footnote
When I say sweeping the footpaths I mean in front of my own home!

Comment by: Anne on 23rd July 2016 at 11:07

The area in front of my gates is a disgrace. Weeds growing in the road, top surface disintegrating. Not been swept since mid May.
I would, if there was a reduction in my council tax.

Comment by: Pauline on 23rd July 2016 at 11:14

Vb I'm sure you washed them too. This was the last job on 'bottom out Fridays.

Comment by: David on 23rd July 2016 at 11:39

Wiganers should read all of the Council's information regarding The Deal and the Believe campaign. The parts about "behaviour change" don't sit right with me.

Comment by: vb on 23rd July 2016 at 12:13

After I have mopped the kitchen Pauline I throw the bucket of water over my garden path with bleach in! It helps to kill the weeds between the paving.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 23rd July 2016 at 12:51

Then ' Donkey Brand ' the front step eh Veebs ?

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 23rd July 2016 at 13:44

They could prove useful in scaring the birds off your fruit trees Mick. No one wants their plums pecked by magpies.

Comment by: truewigana on 23rd July 2016 at 14:39

Mick, put your rusty bike against it, then you would think its the bees knees

Comment by: Ste Wigan on 23rd July 2016 at 15:10

Are their names Ivy and little Daisy?

Comment by: prue on 23rd July 2016 at 16:05

Whatever happened to taking pride in the area you live. My Grandmother swept and weeded in front of her house, as does my Mother, as do I. Too many people take the "it's not my job to do it" stance.

Comment by: A.WINSTANLEY on 23rd July 2016 at 16:43

I also like what they have done and has any one seen the new round-about at the bottom of LITTLE LANE GOOSE GREEN A49? there have been "Wicker type animals put on display it's a change from plain old concrete isn't it!

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 23rd July 2016 at 20:48

Bang on prue, not all this countries woes can be blamed on councils and politicians. The general public must realise that they have a rôle to play as well. Unfortunately, the concept of community spirit would appear to be totally alien to the majority of the population nowadays, and sadly, I can't see the situation changing for the better any time soon. Keep up the good work my dear.

Regards. Ozy.

Comment by: PeterP on 23rd July 2016 at 22:39

We all pay rates and part of these rates are for the roads to be swept,storm gulleys and grids to be cleaned out,Leaves to be swept up and weeds to be sprayed.Litter to be picked up the list is endless.Now we are expected to do most of these jobs has part of the deal but our rates still go up

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 23rd July 2016 at 23:34

Peter, I'll admit, I find it impossible to challenge your logic. Why pay to have a job done, then do the job yourself ? It's madness. Unfortunately it's also a fact of life. If people didn't drop litter, then it wouldn't be necessary for someone else to pick it up. That much isn't quantum physics. For myself, I would prefer to pick up other people's crap, rather than wait until I'm wading chest high through the stuff waiting for the council to do it. Maybe I'm making a rod for my own back. I don't know. As for the other stuff you mention, well I really don't know what the answer is. It seems to me at times, that the council has a strange sense of priorities. I pay council tax like most other people, and like most other people I don't think I get value for my money. However, I don't stay awake at night worrying about it, I take the view, render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's. But I agree that if everyone adopted this viewpoint, we would all end up paying even more for even less.

Regards. Ozy.

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