Tuesday, January 06, 2009
SALT OF THE EARTH
Salting or sanding footpaths continues to be a major talking point in Brigg.
North Lincolnshire Council has come under fire for not treating the vast majority of icy paths in the town. However, judging by the amount of sand/salt about this morning on Wrawby Street and in the Market Place, council workers were clearly sent out to treat the pedestrian area yesterday.
Paradoxically, down at Brigg's little-used railway station (see picture), you can find a really big salt/sand bin on the platform of a facility used only on Saturdays.
Switching tack to domestic bins, many Brigg folk seem unsure of today's 'bonus' collection of general waste (your green or black bin) by North Lincolnshire Council.
This extra visit by the binmen is very welcome, given the added waste generated over Christmas and New Year. Normally, of course, our green/black bins are only collected fortnightly.
But a walk across town this morning revealed many households had failed to put out their general waste bins. Maybe they hadn't heard of the extra collection.
Also being collected today are Brigg's burgandy bins, containing cardboard and plastic.
If North Lincolnshire Council wishes to send information to Brigg Blog relating to collection details, we will always be delighted to post it - as a worthwhile service to the public. How about every bank holiday?
For clearly, some households do not keep, or read, their copy of the council's Direct Magazine.