Councillors call for action to make sure route is tidy when riders pass

Councillors Khadim Hussain, left, and Abid Hussain with by Crown Private Hire driver Gulfraz Hussain at the disused former Keighley College car park

Councillors Khadim Hussain, left, and Abid Hussain with by Crown Private Hire driver Gulfraz Hussain at the disused former Keighley College car park

First published in Tour de France – Grand Depart 2014 by

Roadside eyesores must be cleaned up before the Tour de France comes to the district, say local councillors.

They are calling on householders and property owners to make sure their pieces of the route are spick and span when the riders pass on July 5 and 6.

Keighley politicians Khadim Hussain and Abid Hussain spoke out after discovering the litter-strewn state of the derelict former Keighley College car park. After the councillors raised concerns about the parking area on North Street, Bradford Council this week sent staff to begin a clean-up.

A council spokesman confirmed that litter had been removed, and said staff would return nearer the date of the Tour to remove weeds.

The two councillors, who represent Keighley Central ward on Bradford Council, said it was essential similar action was taken on other parts of the Tour route if necessary.

Coun Khadim Hussain, the Lord Mayor of Bradford, said: “The Tour de France will be a global event, so we have to make extra effort to make sure we portray the best image of the town.

“We want to show how clean we are. I would like the council to work with households to get that message home.”

Both councillors said the old college car park would benefit from being resurfaced, but accepted the council could not afford this due to public spending cuts. A Bradford Council spokesman confirmed a college car park clean-up was in progress. He added: “The former college buildings are currently up for sale and because the surface of the car park is not appropriate for regular use, the car park is now closed. “Street cleansing will be doing a tidy up along the highway of the route.

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8:46am Thu 15 May 14

collos25 says...

The roads and hedgerows are so full of rubbish it would take an army ten years to clean it all
The roads and hedgerows are so full of rubbish it would take an army ten years to clean it all collos25
  • Score: 21

8:46am Thu 15 May 14

stevewibsey says...

Do these councillors normally walk/drive around with their eyes closed?? Their discovery makes it sound like this mess has been hidden away by some past civilisation. Now they want to show how clean we are. Surely the mess shows how clean 'we' are. No doubt ALL the shops will be unboarded an full of customers as cyclists whizz past too.
Do these councillors normally walk/drive around with their eyes closed?? Their discovery makes it sound like this mess has been hidden away by some past civilisation. Now they want to show how clean we are. Surely the mess shows how clean 'we' are. No doubt ALL the shops will be unboarded an full of customers as cyclists whizz past too. stevewibsey
  • Score: 28

8:58am Thu 15 May 14

SinnerSaint says...

I don't understand why a taxi driver has photo bombed the two councillors! Have I missed him being mentioned in the article? And the Lord Mayor appears to be "adjusting himself".
I don't understand why a taxi driver has photo bombed the two councillors! Have I missed him being mentioned in the article? And the Lord Mayor appears to be "adjusting himself". SinnerSaint
  • Score: 36

9:21am Thu 15 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

I'm sure Keighley will look tidy when the tour hits the town, the area around the cenotaph looks superb, well done to all those involved in the flower planting, great job!!!!
I'm sure Keighley will look tidy when the tour hits the town, the area around the cenotaph looks superb, well done to all those involved in the flower planting, great job!!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: 8

10:32am Thu 15 May 14

tanyaloolee says...

“We want to show how clean we are."

But obviously "we" are not are we Mr hussain ? Otherwise tax payers cash and a newspaper report wouldn't be needed to get the area cleaned up would it.

Let them see how mucky certain areas in Bradford are after all we decent bradford people have to see it all the time! Why are the bikers so special they need protecting from the reality? Name and shame the scruffy people who need to be told by the council how to clean up their own areas! I would be so embarrassed if they came and asked me to tidy up my garden but obviously some people have no shame!

Our coun Lord mayor seems to be fur coat and no knickers as we Yorkshire people say! Either it's a nice clean area or it isn't and faking it for one day is pathetic.

Rather than taxpayers footing the bill for any time or money spent on cleaning this area up £80 penalty notices should be given to anyone who allows their homes or businesses to become an eyesore. Why should the lazy scruffy ones be given the benefit of the council coming in and tidying up their mess for free when us decent people have to pay for skips and gardeners etc.

And another thing the penalty notices should be a permanent thing as it might "encourage" the scruffy people amongst us to tidy up their own homes and gardens which would make our town look nicer ALL the time. I'm sick of this namby pambying of certain people it's time they got off their backsides and put some effort in and not expect others to pick up where they can be bothered to try. It remininds me of the regeneration of west bowling and Leeds road where the people who allowed their homes to fall into disrepair all got their houses and gardens done up but the decent people who tried hard an made an effort got beggar all.
“We want to show how clean we are." But obviously "we" are not are we Mr hussain ? Otherwise tax payers cash and a newspaper report wouldn't be needed to get the area cleaned up would it. Let them see how mucky certain areas in Bradford are after all we decent bradford people have to see it all the time! Why are the bikers so special they need protecting from the reality? Name and shame the scruffy people who need to be told by the council how to clean up their own areas! I would be so embarrassed if they came and asked me to tidy up my garden but obviously some people have no shame! Our coun Lord mayor seems to be fur coat and no knickers as we Yorkshire people say! Either it's a nice clean area or it isn't and faking it for one day is pathetic. Rather than taxpayers footing the bill for any time or money spent on cleaning this area up £80 penalty notices should be given to anyone who allows their homes or businesses to become an eyesore. Why should the lazy scruffy ones be given the benefit of the council coming in and tidying up their mess for free when us decent people have to pay for skips and gardeners etc. And another thing the penalty notices should be a permanent thing as it might "encourage" the scruffy people amongst us to tidy up their own homes and gardens which would make our town look nicer ALL the time. I'm sick of this namby pambying of certain people it's time they got off their backsides and put some effort in and not expect others to pick up where they can be bothered to try. It remininds me of the regeneration of west bowling and Leeds road where the people who allowed their homes to fall into disrepair all got their houses and gardens done up but the decent people who tried hard an made an effort got beggar all. tanyaloolee
  • Score: 1

10:41am Thu 15 May 14

SurprisedByJoyce says...

It's like the mad scramble before the mother-in-law comes visiting.

Bradford is derelict and there's nothing that can be done about that in such a short time. This problem has been building for decades. I wonder why it's taken until now for the Councillors to find out? Do they walk around in a bubble?
It's like the mad scramble before the mother-in-law comes visiting. Bradford is derelict and there's nothing that can be done about that in such a short time. This problem has been building for decades. I wonder why it's taken until now for the Councillors to find out? Do they walk around in a bubble? SurprisedByJoyce
  • Score: 32

11:26am Thu 15 May 14

emu999 says...

After reading the above, it shouldn't have to be done just because of the Tour De France coming it should be done anyway. Bradford is getting so scruffy and dirty especially in the Bradford 8 area it is causing vermin. Me and my husband was behind a taxi and he threw litter out onto the road and then lit a cigarette, now in my eyes that is against the law. So don't just do things because people are coming to Bradford it should be done by the Council anyway 'KEEP BRITAIN TIDY'
After reading the above, it shouldn't have to be done just because of the Tour De France coming it should be done anyway. Bradford is getting so scruffy and dirty especially in the Bradford 8 area it is causing vermin. Me and my husband was behind a taxi and he threw litter out onto the road and then lit a cigarette, now in my eyes that is against the law. So don't just do things because people are coming to Bradford it should be done by the Council anyway 'KEEP BRITAIN TIDY' emu999
  • Score: 0

11:44am Thu 15 May 14

emu999 says...

emu999 wrote:
After reading the above, it shouldn't have to be done just because of the Tour De France coming it should be done anyway. Bradford is getting so scruffy and dirty especially in the Bradford 8 area it is causing vermin. Me and my husband was behind a taxi and he threw litter out onto the road and then lit a cigarette, now in my eyes that is against the law. So don't just do things because people are coming to Bradford it should be done by the Council anyway 'KEEP BRITAIN TIDY'
OH and yes I have reported him to the council and so should everybody else
[quote][p][bold]emu999[/bold] wrote: After reading the above, it shouldn't have to be done just because of the Tour De France coming it should be done anyway. Bradford is getting so scruffy and dirty especially in the Bradford 8 area it is causing vermin. Me and my husband was behind a taxi and he threw litter out onto the road and then lit a cigarette, now in my eyes that is against the law. So don't just do things because people are coming to Bradford it should be done by the Council anyway 'KEEP BRITAIN TIDY'[/p][/quote]OH and yes I have reported him to the council and so should everybody else emu999
  • Score: 3

1:01pm Thu 15 May 14

Julie D says...

emu999 wrote:
emu999 wrote:
After reading the above, it shouldn't have to be done just because of the Tour De France coming it should be done anyway. Bradford is getting so scruffy and dirty especially in the Bradford 8 area it is causing vermin. Me and my husband was behind a taxi and he threw litter out onto the road and then lit a cigarette, now in my eyes that is against the law. So don't just do things because people are coming to Bradford it should be done by the Council anyway 'KEEP BRITAIN TIDY'
OH and yes I have reported him to the council and so should everybody else
I have reported litter louts to the council via the web site and they contacted me to say the person responsible had been issued with fine of £60 for throwing things from a moving car. if nobody say's of does anything about the fly tippers, litter louts etc it will carry on. I drive down Toller Lane and food eg rice and chapattis is piled high on the round-about for the pigeons (which are vermin with wings).
[quote][p][bold]emu999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]emu999[/bold] wrote: After reading the above, it shouldn't have to be done just because of the Tour De France coming it should be done anyway. Bradford is getting so scruffy and dirty especially in the Bradford 8 area it is causing vermin. Me and my husband was behind a taxi and he threw litter out onto the road and then lit a cigarette, now in my eyes that is against the law. So don't just do things because people are coming to Bradford it should be done by the Council anyway 'KEEP BRITAIN TIDY'[/p][/quote]OH and yes I have reported him to the council and so should everybody else[/p][/quote]I have reported litter louts to the council via the web site and they contacted me to say the person responsible had been issued with fine of £60 for throwing things from a moving car. if nobody say's of does anything about the fly tippers, litter louts etc it will carry on. I drive down Toller Lane and food eg rice and chapattis is piled high on the round-about for the pigeons (which are vermin with wings). Julie D
  • Score: 10

1:01pm Thu 15 May 14

FinlandStation says...

I must say this is a bit of a cheek. Some of us work very hard to keep our bit of Bradford tidy despite all the hindrance from the Council with their silly rubbish tipping rules.

Parts of Bradford are an absolute disgrace. The Council only have themselves to blame because they do nothing about the dereliction. In fact, as the recent surge in housebuilding and developments like Buck Lane show, the Council prefers to see greenfields built on.

I think the mess should be left as it is for all the world to see. The Council might then just be shamed into doing something constructive with their urban wastelands.
I must say this is a bit of a cheek. Some of us work very hard to keep our bit of Bradford tidy despite all the hindrance from the Council with their silly rubbish tipping rules. Parts of Bradford are an absolute disgrace. The Council only have themselves to blame because they do nothing about the dereliction. In fact, as the recent surge in housebuilding and developments like Buck Lane show, the Council prefers to see greenfields built on. I think the mess should be left as it is for all the world to see. The Council might then just be shamed into doing something constructive with their urban wastelands. FinlandStation
  • Score: 17

2:45pm Thu 15 May 14

basil fawlty says...

I wouldn't bother with any clean up before the race as its miles away from the city so won't refect badly on Bradford. After the race they should get Leeds to clean up the mess left behind by the race goers as its their race.
I wouldn't bother with any clean up before the race as its miles away from the city so won't refect badly on Bradford. After the race they should get Leeds to clean up the mess left behind by the race goers as its their race. basil fawlty
  • Score: -2

2:52pm Thu 15 May 14

flower1950 says...

Why is it that every one has to make such an effort just because of the Tour De France. Apart from the fact that the bikes will be whizzing past at such a speed, they won't even see the side of the road, it will all be over in a couple of days. All this money going into doing the roads up etc could be spent on better things i am sure. Yes repair the roads that need doing anyway as a matter of course but not just because of a cycle race.Plus what makes the powers that be think we will make money out of it all, maybe get some people watching them whizz past but can't see it making anyone want to stay in town to do any more shopping than usual.
Why is it that every one has to make such an effort just because of the Tour De France. Apart from the fact that the bikes will be whizzing past at such a speed, they won't even see the side of the road, it will all be over in a couple of days. All this money going into doing the roads up etc could be spent on better things i am sure. Yes repair the roads that need doing anyway as a matter of course but not just because of a cycle race.Plus what makes the powers that be think we will make money out of it all, maybe get some people watching them whizz past but can't see it making anyone want to stay in town to do any more shopping than usual. flower1950
  • Score: 3

2:55pm Thu 15 May 14

northern pig says...

tanyaloolee wrote:
“We want to show how clean we are."

But obviously "we" are not are we Mr hussain ? Otherwise tax payers cash and a newspaper report wouldn't be needed to get the area cleaned up would it.

Let them see how mucky certain areas in Bradford are after all we decent bradford people have to see it all the time! Why are the bikers so special they need protecting from the reality? Name and shame the scruffy people who need to be told by the council how to clean up their own areas! I would be so embarrassed if they came and asked me to tidy up my garden but obviously some people have no shame!

Our coun Lord mayor seems to be fur coat and no knickers as we Yorkshire people say! Either it's a nice clean area or it isn't and faking it for one day is pathetic.

Rather than taxpayers footing the bill for any time or money spent on cleaning this area up £80 penalty notices should be given to anyone who allows their homes or businesses to become an eyesore. Why should the lazy scruffy ones be given the benefit of the council coming in and tidying up their mess for free when us decent people have to pay for skips and gardeners etc.

And another thing the penalty notices should be a permanent thing as it might "encourage" the scruffy people amongst us to tidy up their own homes and gardens which would make our town look nicer ALL the time. I'm sick of this namby pambying of certain people it's time they got off their backsides and put some effort in and not expect others to pick up where they can be bothered to try. It remininds me of the regeneration of west bowling and Leeds road where the people who allowed their homes to fall into disrepair all got their houses and gardens done up but the decent people who tried hard an made an effort got beggar all.
I don't no why you have -7 dislike about your post for telling it like it is?? I am GOBSMACKED!!! I spent my formative years in west bowliing .I lived in a back to back house till it was pulled down in the seventies.Most of the residents were indigenous working class english or of irish descent .Our street was never litter strewn,even though the majority of houses were rented properties.It was home, we Had nowt but we took pride in where we lived.
[quote][p][bold]tanyaloolee[/bold] wrote: “We want to show how clean we are." But obviously "we" are not are we Mr hussain ? Otherwise tax payers cash and a newspaper report wouldn't be needed to get the area cleaned up would it. Let them see how mucky certain areas in Bradford are after all we decent bradford people have to see it all the time! Why are the bikers so special they need protecting from the reality? Name and shame the scruffy people who need to be told by the council how to clean up their own areas! I would be so embarrassed if they came and asked me to tidy up my garden but obviously some people have no shame! Our coun Lord mayor seems to be fur coat and no knickers as we Yorkshire people say! Either it's a nice clean area or it isn't and faking it for one day is pathetic. Rather than taxpayers footing the bill for any time or money spent on cleaning this area up £80 penalty notices should be given to anyone who allows their homes or businesses to become an eyesore. Why should the lazy scruffy ones be given the benefit of the council coming in and tidying up their mess for free when us decent people have to pay for skips and gardeners etc. And another thing the penalty notices should be a permanent thing as it might "encourage" the scruffy people amongst us to tidy up their own homes and gardens which would make our town look nicer ALL the time. I'm sick of this namby pambying of certain people it's time they got off their backsides and put some effort in and not expect others to pick up where they can be bothered to try. It remininds me of the regeneration of west bowling and Leeds road where the people who allowed their homes to fall into disrepair all got their houses and gardens done up but the decent people who tried hard an made an effort got beggar all.[/p][/quote]I don't no why you have -7 dislike about your post for telling it like it is?? I am GOBSMACKED!!! I spent my formative years in west bowliing .I lived in a back to back house till it was pulled down in the seventies.Most of the residents were indigenous working class english or of irish descent .Our street was never litter strewn,even though the majority of houses were rented properties.It was home, we Had nowt but we took pride in where we lived. northern pig
  • Score: 4

2:56pm Thu 15 May 14

Andy2010 says...

flower1950 wrote:
Why is it that every one has to make such an effort just because of the Tour De France. Apart from the fact that the bikes will be whizzing past at such a speed, they won't even see the side of the road, it will all be over in a couple of days. All this money going into doing the roads up etc could be spent on better things i am sure. Yes repair the roads that need doing anyway as a matter of course but not just because of a cycle race.Plus what makes the powers that be think we will make money out of it all, maybe get some people watching them whizz past but can't see it making anyone want to stay in town to do any more shopping than usual.
You right in that Bradford (well the areas people REALLY class as Bradford) will have no benefit from the Tour. Leeds and some of Bradford's surrounding areas (the nice bits) will see quite a lot of economic benefit
[quote][p][bold]flower1950[/bold] wrote: Why is it that every one has to make such an effort just because of the Tour De France. Apart from the fact that the bikes will be whizzing past at such a speed, they won't even see the side of the road, it will all be over in a couple of days. All this money going into doing the roads up etc could be spent on better things i am sure. Yes repair the roads that need doing anyway as a matter of course but not just because of a cycle race.Plus what makes the powers that be think we will make money out of it all, maybe get some people watching them whizz past but can't see it making anyone want to stay in town to do any more shopping than usual.[/p][/quote]You right in that Bradford (well the areas people REALLY class as Bradford) will have no benefit from the Tour. Leeds and some of Bradford's surrounding areas (the nice bits) will see quite a lot of economic benefit Andy2010
  • Score: 8

3:03pm Thu 15 May 14

Andy2010 says...

northern pig wrote:
tanyaloolee wrote:
“We want to show how clean we are."

But obviously "we" are not are we Mr hussain ? Otherwise tax payers cash and a newspaper report wouldn't be needed to get the area cleaned up would it.

Let them see how mucky certain areas in Bradford are after all we decent bradford people have to see it all the time! Why are the bikers so special they need protecting from the reality? Name and shame the scruffy people who need to be told by the council how to clean up their own areas! I would be so embarrassed if they came and asked me to tidy up my garden but obviously some people have no shame!

Our coun Lord mayor seems to be fur coat and no knickers as we Yorkshire people say! Either it's a nice clean area or it isn't and faking it for one day is pathetic.

Rather than taxpayers footing the bill for any time or money spent on cleaning this area up £80 penalty notices should be given to anyone who allows their homes or businesses to become an eyesore. Why should the lazy scruffy ones be given the benefit of the council coming in and tidying up their mess for free when us decent people have to pay for skips and gardeners etc.

And another thing the penalty notices should be a permanent thing as it might "encourage" the scruffy people amongst us to tidy up their own homes and gardens which would make our town look nicer ALL the time. I'm sick of this namby pambying of certain people it's time they got off their backsides and put some effort in and not expect others to pick up where they can be bothered to try. It remininds me of the regeneration of west bowling and Leeds road where the people who allowed their homes to fall into disrepair all got their houses and gardens done up but the decent people who tried hard an made an effort got beggar all.
I don't no why you have -7 dislike about your post for telling it like it is?? I am GOBSMACKED!!! I spent my formative years in west bowliing .I lived in a back to back house till it was pulled down in the seventies.Most of the residents were indigenous working class english or of irish descent .Our street was never litter strewn,even though the majority of houses were rented properties.It was home, we Had nowt but we took pride in where we lived.
Those days are long gone I'm afraid to say.

Nowadays (some) people rely heavily on the state to wipe their own backsides and think the council should do everything for them.

You only have to drive around heavily subsidised council areas to see that the tenants couldn't care less about the state of the area they live in. Sure this is a cultural thing but that's the way of the world.

Reminds of a program I was watching the other week when a tenant wanted to be moved to another area because they were struggling to take their 4 kids to schools 1/2 mile away (even though no reason apart from laziness) and the council actually advised the tenant they couldn't help them unless they got evicted. The current process here is for the tenant to them smash up and destroy their current property so the landlord evicts then get given something else by the council

The WHOLE system is just wrong
[quote][p][bold]northern pig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tanyaloolee[/bold] wrote: “We want to show how clean we are." But obviously "we" are not are we Mr hussain ? Otherwise tax payers cash and a newspaper report wouldn't be needed to get the area cleaned up would it. Let them see how mucky certain areas in Bradford are after all we decent bradford people have to see it all the time! Why are the bikers so special they need protecting from the reality? Name and shame the scruffy people who need to be told by the council how to clean up their own areas! I would be so embarrassed if they came and asked me to tidy up my garden but obviously some people have no shame! Our coun Lord mayor seems to be fur coat and no knickers as we Yorkshire people say! Either it's a nice clean area or it isn't and faking it for one day is pathetic. Rather than taxpayers footing the bill for any time or money spent on cleaning this area up £80 penalty notices should be given to anyone who allows their homes or businesses to become an eyesore. Why should the lazy scruffy ones be given the benefit of the council coming in and tidying up their mess for free when us decent people have to pay for skips and gardeners etc. And another thing the penalty notices should be a permanent thing as it might "encourage" the scruffy people amongst us to tidy up their own homes and gardens which would make our town look nicer ALL the time. I'm sick of this namby pambying of certain people it's time they got off their backsides and put some effort in and not expect others to pick up where they can be bothered to try. It remininds me of the regeneration of west bowling and Leeds road where the people who allowed their homes to fall into disrepair all got their houses and gardens done up but the decent people who tried hard an made an effort got beggar all.[/p][/quote]I don't no why you have -7 dislike about your post for telling it like it is?? I am GOBSMACKED!!! I spent my formative years in west bowliing .I lived in a back to back house till it was pulled down in the seventies.Most of the residents were indigenous working class english or of irish descent .Our street was never litter strewn,even though the majority of houses were rented properties.It was home, we Had nowt but we took pride in where we lived.[/p][/quote]Those days are long gone I'm afraid to say. Nowadays (some) people rely heavily on the state to wipe their own backsides and think the council should do everything for them. You only have to drive around heavily subsidised council areas to see that the tenants couldn't care less about the state of the area they live in. Sure this is a cultural thing but that's the way of the world. Reminds of a program I was watching the other week when a tenant wanted to be moved to another area because they were struggling to take their 4 kids to schools 1/2 mile away (even though no reason apart from laziness) and the council actually advised the tenant they couldn't help them unless they got evicted. The current process here is for the tenant to them smash up and destroy their current property so the landlord evicts then get given something else by the council The WHOLE system is just wrong Andy2010
  • Score: 11

3:50pm Thu 15 May 14

BaildonGuy says...

Actually you can see the levels of street clutter increasing as some of our more entrepreneurial Bradfordians take the opportunity to get a bit of free advertising.
Actually you can see the levels of street clutter increasing as some of our more entrepreneurial Bradfordians take the opportunity to get a bit of free advertising. BaildonGuy
  • Score: 4

3:59pm Thu 15 May 14

Not so simple says...

This tale of rubbish and eyesores is not just a Bradford issue, it's happening in most cities and towns up and down the country.

Some people are good and will maintain a nice clean property and do their best to keep the country clean. However a growing minority are just plain dumb or ignorant that rubbish creates health and social problems: in some towns people are educated to keep cleanliness: this is the 21st century and we have to educate people to maintain cleanliness.

Take a walk around any housing estate in Britain and you will always find a couple of messy gardens and streets....welcome to the world of idiots who just do not care.

Also the Bike race is great for the region BUT the vast majority of the local people will be too busy making ends meet to enjoy the spectacle. Why the tour is not running through the City centre and it's various out lying towns is another story....yes I remember the roads are terrible in certain areas and you don't want these guys falling off their bikes!

This city has been allowed to rot away by the incompetent politicians we have: city hall is not fit for purpose and most residents of this City know that and cannot do anything about it.

Local media and investigative journalism is very much dead here: never a bad word about the tons of money wasted each year. Come on Telegraph you can do better and with this day of modern technology you should be aware that any whizz kid can setup an alternative news media to what we have.

Get some journalistic balls and show the people of this city and this country what a decent local news organisation can do to improve the quality of life for the people of this country: then again you'd probably choose to just continue as you have done for years. Shame really but history will judge the telegraph archives ;-)
This tale of rubbish and eyesores is not just a Bradford issue, it's happening in most cities and towns up and down the country. Some people are good and will maintain a nice clean property and do their best to keep the country clean. However a growing minority are just plain dumb or ignorant that rubbish creates health and social problems: in some towns people are educated to keep cleanliness: this is the 21st century and we have to educate people to maintain cleanliness. Take a walk around any housing estate in Britain and you will always find a couple of messy gardens and streets....welcome to the world of idiots who just do not care. Also the Bike race is great for the region BUT the vast majority of the local people will be too busy making ends meet to enjoy the spectacle. Why the tour is not running through the City centre and it's various out lying towns is another story....yes I remember the roads are terrible in certain areas and you don't want these guys falling off their bikes! This city has been allowed to rot away by the incompetent politicians we have: city hall is not fit for purpose and most residents of this City know that and cannot do anything about it. Local media and investigative journalism is very much dead here: never a bad word about the tons of money wasted each year. Come on Telegraph you can do better and with this day of modern technology you should be aware that any whizz kid can setup an alternative news media to what we have. Get some journalistic balls and show the people of this city and this country what a decent local news organisation can do to improve the quality of life for the people of this country: then again you'd probably choose to just continue as you have done for years. Shame really but history will judge the telegraph archives ;-) Not so simple
  • Score: 3

4:03pm Thu 15 May 14

basil fawlty says...

Any litter problem will be trivial compared to the potential disruption to the emergency services. I hope the Council have got their priorities properly sorted.
Any litter problem will be trivial compared to the potential disruption to the emergency services. I hope the Council have got their priorities properly sorted. basil fawlty
  • Score: 4

6:19pm Thu 15 May 14

Postman pedro says...

Where I live in Bingley is clean. Bring the race through there.
Where I live in Bingley is clean. Bring the race through there. Postman pedro
  • Score: 3

7:22pm Thu 15 May 14

micela22 says...

leave it!! Let the world see how we live: dirty streets, shops with their wares piled up on pavements from fruit & veg to 2nd hand washers, throw in a few scrap wagons, horses & people swigging alcohol. It doesn`t take a genius to work out why less affluent areas of Bradford were `missed` off the route. This could be taken as an opportunity to improve things for the future instead of bolting the stable door after the horse has escaped. Basically The Council has failed, again, & have let down the occupiers who still do love Bradford as it`s home
leave it!! Let the world see how we live: dirty streets, shops with their wares piled up on pavements from fruit & veg to 2nd hand washers, throw in a few scrap wagons, horses & people swigging alcohol. It doesn`t take a genius to work out why less affluent areas of Bradford were `missed` off the route. This could be taken as an opportunity to improve things for the future instead of bolting the stable door after the horse has escaped. Basically The Council has failed, again, & have let down the occupiers who still do love Bradford as it`s home micela22
  • Score: 8

7:31pm Thu 15 May 14

manxbantam says...

Andy2010 wrote:
flower1950 wrote:
Why is it that every one has to make such an effort just because of the Tour De France. Apart from the fact that the bikes will be whizzing past at such a speed, they won't even see the side of the road, it will all be over in a couple of days. All this money going into doing the roads up etc could be spent on better things i am sure. Yes repair the roads that need doing anyway as a matter of course but not just because of a cycle race.Plus what makes the powers that be think we will make money out of it all, maybe get some people watching them whizz past but can't see it making anyone want to stay in town to do any more shopping than usual.
You right in that Bradford (well the areas people REALLY class as Bradford) will have no benefit from the Tour. Leeds and some of Bradford's surrounding areas (the nice bits) will see quite a lot of economic benefit
Try booking a hotel room in Bradford during the tour. I'm travelling over with 8 friends from the isle of man - staying in Bradford for 5 nights. No economic benefit, don't think so!
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]flower1950[/bold] wrote: Why is it that every one has to make such an effort just because of the Tour De France. Apart from the fact that the bikes will be whizzing past at such a speed, they won't even see the side of the road, it will all be over in a couple of days. All this money going into doing the roads up etc could be spent on better things i am sure. Yes repair the roads that need doing anyway as a matter of course but not just because of a cycle race.Plus what makes the powers that be think we will make money out of it all, maybe get some people watching them whizz past but can't see it making anyone want to stay in town to do any more shopping than usual.[/p][/quote]You right in that Bradford (well the areas people REALLY class as Bradford) will have no benefit from the Tour. Leeds and some of Bradford's surrounding areas (the nice bits) will see quite a lot of economic benefit[/p][/quote]Try booking a hotel room in Bradford during the tour. I'm travelling over with 8 friends from the isle of man - staying in Bradford for 5 nights. No economic benefit, don't think so! manxbantam
  • Score: -1

7:53pm Thu 15 May 14

bd7 helper says...

Just do it yourself and stop fussing
Just do it yourself and stop fussing bd7 helper
  • Score: 6

8:27pm Thu 15 May 14

Andy2010 says...

manxbantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
flower1950 wrote:
Why is it that every one has to make such an effort just because of the Tour De France. Apart from the fact that the bikes will be whizzing past at such a speed, they won't even see the side of the road, it will all be over in a couple of days. All this money going into doing the roads up etc could be spent on better things i am sure. Yes repair the roads that need doing anyway as a matter of course but not just because of a cycle race.Plus what makes the powers that be think we will make money out of it all, maybe get some people watching them whizz past but can't see it making anyone want to stay in town to do any more shopping than usual.
You right in that Bradford (well the areas people REALLY class as Bradford) will have no benefit from the Tour. Leeds and some of Bradford's surrounding areas (the nice bits) will see quite a lot of economic benefit
Try booking a hotel room in Bradford during the tour. I'm travelling over with 8 friends from the isle of man - staying in Bradford for 5 nights. No economic benefit, don't think so!
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[quote][p][bold]manxbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]flower1950[/bold] wrote: Why is it that every one has to make such an effort just because of the Tour De France. Apart from the fact that the bikes will be whizzing past at such a speed, they won't even see the side of the road, it will all be over in a couple of days. All this money going into doing the roads up etc could be spent on better things i am sure. Yes repair the roads that need doing anyway as a matter of course but not just because of a cycle race.Plus what makes the powers that be think we will make money out of it all, maybe get some people watching them whizz past but can't see it making anyone want to stay in town to do any more shopping than usual.[/p][/quote]You right in that Bradford (well the areas people REALLY class as Bradford) will have no benefit from the Tour. Leeds and some of Bradford's surrounding areas (the nice bits) will see quite a lot of economic benefit[/p][/quote]Try booking a hotel room in Bradford during the tour. I'm travelling over with 8 friends from the isle of man - staying in Bradford for 5 nights. No economic benefit, don't think so![/p][/quote]43 hotels available with rooms http://www.booking.c om/searchresults.htm l?src=index&nflt=&ss _raw=bradford&error_ url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww .booking.com%2Findex .en-gb.html%3Faid%3D 356983%3Blabel%3Dgog 235jc-index-en-XX-XX -unspec-gb-com-L%253 Aen-O%253Aunk-B%253A unk-N%253AXX-S%253Ab o%3Bsid%3D84b7636f40 76fac7734eab7daccafe fb%3Bdcid%3D1%3B&aid =356983&dcid=1&label =gog235jc-index-en-X X-XX-unspec-gb-com-L %3Aen-O%3Aunk-B%3Aun k-N%3AXX-S%3Abo&sid= 84b7636f4076fac7734e ab7daccafefb&si=ai%2 Cco%2Cci%2Cre%2Cdi&s s=Bradford%2C+West+Y orkshire%2C+United+K ingdom&checkin_month day=5&checkin_year_m onth=2014-7&checkout _monthday=6&checkout _year_month=2014-7&i nterval_of_time=any& flex_checkin_year_mo nth=any&group_adults =2&group_children=0& no_rooms=1&dest_type =city&dest_id=-25906 01&ac_pageview_id=16 83885967ab01c1&ac_po sition=0&ac_langcode =en&ac_suggestion_li st_length=5 Andy2010
  • Score: 3

8:47pm Thu 15 May 14

manxbantam says...

Andy2010 wrote:
manxbantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
flower1950 wrote:
Why is it that every one has to make such an effort just because of the Tour De France. Apart from the fact that the bikes will be whizzing past at such a speed, they won't even see the side of the road, it will all be over in a couple of days. All this money going into doing the roads up etc could be spent on better things i am sure. Yes repair the roads that need doing anyway as a matter of course but not just because of a cycle race.Plus what makes the powers that be think we will make money out of it all, maybe get some people watching them whizz past but can't see it making anyone want to stay in town to do any more shopping than usual.
You right in that Bradford (well the areas people REALLY class as Bradford) will have no benefit from the Tour. Leeds and some of Bradford's surrounding areas (the nice bits) will see quite a lot of economic benefit
Try booking a hotel room in Bradford during the tour. I'm travelling over with 8 friends from the isle of man - staying in Bradford for 5 nights. No economic benefit, don't think so!
43 hotels available with rooms

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Take a closer look - only 5 of those hits are for Bradford & rooms limited! Also, there is a warning that Bradford is busy during that period and prices my be higher. Try the same search a week later - loads more availability (all around bradford) & prices much much less.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]manxbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]flower1950[/bold] wrote: Why is it that every one has to make such an effort just because of the Tour De France. Apart from the fact that the bikes will be whizzing past at such a speed, they won't even see the side of the road, it will all be over in a couple of days. All this money going into doing the roads up etc could be spent on better things i am sure. Yes repair the roads that need doing anyway as a matter of course but not just because of a cycle race.Plus what makes the powers that be think we will make money out of it all, maybe get some people watching them whizz past but can't see it making anyone want to stay in town to do any more shopping than usual.[/p][/quote]You right in that Bradford (well the areas people REALLY class as Bradford) will have no benefit from the Tour. Leeds and some of Bradford's surrounding areas (the nice bits) will see quite a lot of economic benefit[/p][/quote]Try booking a hotel room in Bradford during the tour. I'm travelling over with 8 friends from the isle of man - staying in Bradford for 5 nights. No economic benefit, don't think so![/p][/quote]43 hotels available with rooms http://www.booking.c om/searchresults.htm l?src=index&nflt =&ss _raw=bradford&er ror_ url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww .booking.com%2Findex .en-gb.html%3Faid%3D 356983%3Blabel%3Dgog 235jc-index-en-XX-XX -unspec-gb-com-L%253 Aen-O%253Aunk-B%253A unk-N%253AXX-S%253Ab o%3Bsid%3D84b7636f40 76fac7734eab7daccafe fb%3Bdcid%3D1%3B& ;aid =356983&dcid=1&a mp;label =gog235jc-index-en-X X-XX-unspec-gb-com-L %3Aen-O%3Aunk-B%3Aun k-N%3AXX-S%3Abo& sid= 84b7636f4076fac7734e ab7daccafefb&si= ai%2 Cco%2Cci%2Cre%2Cdi&a mp;s s=Bradford%2C+West+Y orkshire%2C+United+K ingdom&checkin_m onth day=5&checkin_ye ar_m onth=2014-7&chec kout _monthday=6&chec kout _year_month=2014-7&a mp;i nterval_of_time=any& amp; flex_checkin_year_mo nth=any&group_ad ults =2&group_childre n=0& no_rooms=1&dest_ type =city&dest_id=-2 5906 01&ac_pageview_i d=16 83885967ab01c1&a c_po sition=0&ac_lang code =en&ac_suggestio n_li st_length=5[/p][/quote]Take a closer look - only 5 of those hits are for Bradford & rooms limited! Also, there is a warning that Bradford is busy during that period and prices my be higher. Try the same search a week later - loads more availability (all around bradford) & prices much much less. manxbantam
  • Score: 0

9:49pm Thu 15 May 14

ivegate says...

Money saving suggestion, leave the paper/rubbish etc and market the place as yorkshires equivalent of a Brailian favela, tourists love this sort of thing, flirting with danger etc
Probably safer in a genuine Brazilian favela
Money saving suggestion, leave the paper/rubbish etc and market the place as yorkshires equivalent of a Brailian favela, tourists love this sort of thing, flirting with danger etc Probably safer in a genuine Brazilian favela ivegate
  • Score: 5

8:02am Fri 16 May 14

Apollo says...

The Duke of Edinburgh once told me that everywhere he ever visited smelled of paint.

We are in some danger of doing the same thing for the Tour i.e. only cleaning up the areas on view and leaving the rest of the place like the pig sty that Bradford and Keighley have become.

Let the world see the Third World cities.
The Duke of Edinburgh once told me that everywhere he ever visited smelled of paint. We are in some danger of doing the same thing for the Tour i.e. only cleaning up the areas on view and leaving the rest of the place like the pig sty that Bradford and Keighley have become. Let the world see the Third World cities. Apollo
  • Score: 6

8:45pm Fri 16 May 14

Albion. says...

Apollo wrote:
The Duke of Edinburgh once told me that everywhere he ever visited smelled of paint.

We are in some danger of doing the same thing for the Tour i.e. only cleaning up the areas on view and leaving the rest of the place like the pig sty that Bradford and Keighley have become.

Let the world see the Third World cities.
Did he indeed? http://quotes.dictio
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Who copied whom, I wonder.
[quote][p][bold]Apollo[/bold] wrote: The Duke of Edinburgh once told me that everywhere he ever visited smelled of paint. We are in some danger of doing the same thing for the Tour i.e. only cleaning up the areas on view and leaving the rest of the place like the pig sty that Bradford and Keighley have become. Let the world see the Third World cities.[/p][/quote]Did he indeed? http://quotes.dictio nary.com/Everywhere_ I_go_I_smell_fresh_p aint Who copied whom, I wonder. Albion.
  • Score: 0

3:44pm Mon 19 May 14

G_Firth says...

Why on earth would they highlight something that they themselves should be in control of.
Isn't this really pointing out that they are not on top of their game.
What on earth have they been doing all these years.
the need for BDMC to split into smaller councils is a must.
Its a proven fact that smaller councils offer better services and value for money than huge mega councils, why the hell do you think WYCC went bye the bye.
Bring on the 22nd and some Common Sense into office
Why on earth would they highlight something that they themselves should be in control of. Isn't this really pointing out that they are not on top of their game. What on earth have they been doing all these years. the need for BDMC to split into smaller councils is a must. Its a proven fact that smaller councils offer better services and value for money than huge mega councils, why the hell do you think WYCC went bye the bye. Bring on the 22nd and some Common Sense into office G_Firth
  • Score: 4

5:32pm Mon 19 May 14

Mixter says...

Its to be hoped all the rat-holes masquerading as second hand shops on South Street are sorted out.
Its to be hoped all the rat-holes masquerading as second hand shops on South Street are sorted out. Mixter
  • Score: 1

7:41pm Mon 19 May 14

Little Green Man says...

G_Firth wrote:
Why on earth would they highlight something that they themselves should be in control of.
Isn't this really pointing out that they are not on top of their game.
What on earth have they been doing all these years.
the need for BDMC to split into smaller councils is a must.
Its a proven fact that smaller councils offer better services and value for money than huge mega councils, why the hell do you think WYCC went bye the bye.
Bring on the 22nd and some Common Sense into office
I don't see any common sense from your direction - you only visit the Keighley News when Abid Hussain gets his face in it. A vendetta? Jealousy? Or worse? Sure tidying up the 'visible' parts of the town is basically a publicity stunt, what about the rest of the town? Whats your pledge Mr Firth are you going to promise to help clean up the whole town or just whinge about those who are trying to clean part of it?
[quote][p][bold]G_Firth[/bold] wrote: Why on earth would they highlight something that they themselves should be in control of. Isn't this really pointing out that they are not on top of their game. What on earth have they been doing all these years. the need for BDMC to split into smaller councils is a must. Its a proven fact that smaller councils offer better services and value for money than huge mega councils, why the hell do you think WYCC went bye the bye. Bring on the 22nd and some Common Sense into office[/p][/quote]I don't see any common sense from your direction - you only visit the Keighley News when Abid Hussain gets his face in it. A vendetta? Jealousy? Or worse? Sure tidying up the 'visible' parts of the town is basically a publicity stunt, what about the rest of the town? Whats your pledge Mr Firth are you going to promise to help clean up the whole town or just whinge about those who are trying to clean part of it? Little Green Man
  • Score: -5

9:59am Tue 20 May 14

G_Firth says...

Little Green Man wrote:
G_Firth wrote:
Why on earth would they highlight something that they themselves should be in control of.
Isn't this really pointing out that they are not on top of their game.
What on earth have they been doing all these years.
the need for BDMC to split into smaller councils is a must.
Its a proven fact that smaller councils offer better services and value for money than huge mega councils, why the hell do you think WYCC went bye the bye.
Bring on the 22nd and some Common Sense into office
I don't see any common sense from your direction - you only visit the Keighley News when Abid Hussain gets his face in it. A vendetta? Jealousy? Or worse? Sure tidying up the 'visible' parts of the town is basically a publicity stunt, what about the rest of the town? Whats your pledge Mr Firth are you going to promise to help clean up the whole town or just whinge about those who are trying to clean part of it?
Just pointing out a fact that Abid Hussain as had 5 years to sort this out along with his buddies.
Yet they voted to cut the budget as well as making it harder for people to even dispose of refuse themselves.
They talk the talk but they sure as hell don't walk the walk and that is proof by just looking at the town.
Have you noted that he's only coming to the fore himself now that its election time.
He's never attended a single KTC meeting and there is records to prove that, yet he claims he has.
Making the town clean not just in the main streets but all round is a must do issue for all of us to shout up about.
[quote][p][bold]Little Green Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]G_Firth[/bold] wrote: Why on earth would they highlight something that they themselves should be in control of. Isn't this really pointing out that they are not on top of their game. What on earth have they been doing all these years. the need for BDMC to split into smaller councils is a must. Its a proven fact that smaller councils offer better services and value for money than huge mega councils, why the hell do you think WYCC went bye the bye. Bring on the 22nd and some Common Sense into office[/p][/quote]I don't see any common sense from your direction - you only visit the Keighley News when Abid Hussain gets his face in it. A vendetta? Jealousy? Or worse? Sure tidying up the 'visible' parts of the town is basically a publicity stunt, what about the rest of the town? Whats your pledge Mr Firth are you going to promise to help clean up the whole town or just whinge about those who are trying to clean part of it?[/p][/quote]Just pointing out a fact that Abid Hussain as had 5 years to sort this out along with his buddies. Yet they voted to cut the budget as well as making it harder for people to even dispose of refuse themselves. They talk the talk but they sure as hell don't walk the walk and that is proof by just looking at the town. Have you noted that he's only coming to the fore himself now that its election time. He's never attended a single KTC meeting and there is records to prove that, yet he claims he has. Making the town clean not just in the main streets but all round is a must do issue for all of us to shout up about. G_Firth
  • Score: 3

4:40pm Tue 20 May 14

MarkPullen says...

So, after the 22nd are we going to witness certain individuals showing the difference that they are going to make to cleaning up the litter in the town?

More likely the outcome will be plenty of words berating others for failing.

This isn't about the council doing the clean up - it's about communities taking the initiative and want to feel proud of their area.

Sadly localism (small L) isn't for everybody and it's easier to leave it to others.
So, after the 22nd are we going to witness certain individuals showing the difference that they are going to make to cleaning up the litter in the town? More likely the outcome will be plenty of words berating others for failing. This isn't about the council doing the clean up - it's about communities taking the initiative and want to feel proud of their area. Sadly localism (small L) isn't for everybody and it's easier to leave it to others. MarkPullen
  • Score: 1

8:09am Wed 21 May 14

MarkPullen says...

Driving past a McDonalds this morning I noticed a member of staff walking the nearby streets collecting litter in a black bag.

Whilst not wishing to support this fast food vendor (other fast food vendors are available) it strikes me as common sense to make such actions compulsory to all food outlets.

It won't stop the problem entirely but could reduce the additional burden on taxpayer monies.
Driving past a McDonalds this morning I noticed a member of staff walking the nearby streets collecting litter in a black bag. Whilst not wishing to support this fast food vendor (other fast food vendors are available) it strikes me as common sense to make such actions compulsory to all food outlets. It won't stop the problem entirely but could reduce the additional burden on taxpayer monies. MarkPullen
  • Score: 0

8:14am Wed 21 May 14

Little Green Man says...

G_Firth wrote:
Little Green Man wrote:
G_Firth wrote:
Why on earth would they highlight something that they themselves should be in control of.
Isn't this really pointing out that they are not on top of their game.
What on earth have they been doing all these years.
the need for BDMC to split into smaller councils is a must.
Its a proven fact that smaller councils offer better services and value for money than huge mega councils, why the hell do you think WYCC went bye the bye.
Bring on the 22nd and some Common Sense into office
I don't see any common sense from your direction - you only visit the Keighley News when Abid Hussain gets his face in it. A vendetta? Jealousy? Or worse? Sure tidying up the 'visible' parts of the town is basically a publicity stunt, what about the rest of the town? Whats your pledge Mr Firth are you going to promise to help clean up the whole town or just whinge about those who are trying to clean part of it?
Just pointing out a fact that Abid Hussain as had 5 years to sort this out along with his buddies.
Yet they voted to cut the budget as well as making it harder for people to even dispose of refuse themselves.
They talk the talk but they sure as hell don't walk the walk and that is proof by just looking at the town.
Have you noted that he's only coming to the fore himself now that its election time.
He's never attended a single KTC meeting and there is records to prove that, yet he claims he has.
Making the town clean not just in the main streets but all round is a must do issue for all of us to shout up about.
Judging by the supposed record of KTC dealings he was probably wise not to attend! Totally agree with the last point - so go shout about it!!
[quote][p][bold]G_Firth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Little Green Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]G_Firth[/bold] wrote: Why on earth would they highlight something that they themselves should be in control of. Isn't this really pointing out that they are not on top of their game. What on earth have they been doing all these years. the need for BDMC to split into smaller councils is a must. Its a proven fact that smaller councils offer better services and value for money than huge mega councils, why the hell do you think WYCC went bye the bye. Bring on the 22nd and some Common Sense into office[/p][/quote]I don't see any common sense from your direction - you only visit the Keighley News when Abid Hussain gets his face in it. A vendetta? Jealousy? Or worse? Sure tidying up the 'visible' parts of the town is basically a publicity stunt, what about the rest of the town? Whats your pledge Mr Firth are you going to promise to help clean up the whole town or just whinge about those who are trying to clean part of it?[/p][/quote]Just pointing out a fact that Abid Hussain as had 5 years to sort this out along with his buddies. Yet they voted to cut the budget as well as making it harder for people to even dispose of refuse themselves. They talk the talk but they sure as hell don't walk the walk and that is proof by just looking at the town. Have you noted that he's only coming to the fore himself now that its election time. He's never attended a single KTC meeting and there is records to prove that, yet he claims he has. Making the town clean not just in the main streets but all round is a must do issue for all of us to shout up about.[/p][/quote]Judging by the supposed record of KTC dealings he was probably wise not to attend! Totally agree with the last point - so go shout about it!! Little Green Man
  • Score: 0

10:21am Thu 22 May 14

MarkPullen says...

G_Firth wrote:
Little Green Man wrote:
G_Firth wrote:
Why on earth would they highlight something that they themselves should be in control of.
Isn't this really pointing out that they are not on top of their game.
What on earth have they been doing all these years.
the need for BDMC to split into smaller councils is a must.
Its a proven fact that smaller councils offer better services and value for money than huge mega councils, why the hell do you think WYCC went bye the bye.
Bring on the 22nd and some Common Sense into office
I don't see any common sense from your direction - you only visit the Keighley News when Abid Hussain gets his face in it. A vendetta? Jealousy? Or worse? Sure tidying up the 'visible' parts of the town is basically a publicity stunt, what about the rest of the town? Whats your pledge Mr Firth are you going to promise to help clean up the whole town or just whinge about those who are trying to clean part of it?
Just pointing out a fact that Abid Hussain as had 5 years to sort this out along with his buddies.
Yet they voted to cut the budget as well as making it harder for people to even dispose of refuse themselves.
They talk the talk but they sure as hell don't walk the walk and that is proof by just looking at the town.
Have you noted that he's only coming to the fore himself now that its election time.
He's never attended a single KTC meeting and there is records to prove that, yet he claims he has.
Making the town clean not just in the main streets but all round is a must do issue for all of us to shout up about.
I don't think that budget cuts and the introduction of permits are the cause of littering in the town - more to do with people showing a total lack of respect for their community and takeaways not considering using their own staff to ensure that the vicinity is kept clean.

This isn't politics but about common-sense and dignity.
[quote][p][bold]G_Firth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Little Green Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]G_Firth[/bold] wrote: Why on earth would they highlight something that they themselves should be in control of. Isn't this really pointing out that they are not on top of their game. What on earth have they been doing all these years. the need for BDMC to split into smaller councils is a must. Its a proven fact that smaller councils offer better services and value for money than huge mega councils, why the hell do you think WYCC went bye the bye. Bring on the 22nd and some Common Sense into office[/p][/quote]I don't see any common sense from your direction - you only visit the Keighley News when Abid Hussain gets his face in it. A vendetta? Jealousy? Or worse? Sure tidying up the 'visible' parts of the town is basically a publicity stunt, what about the rest of the town? Whats your pledge Mr Firth are you going to promise to help clean up the whole town or just whinge about those who are trying to clean part of it?[/p][/quote]Just pointing out a fact that Abid Hussain as had 5 years to sort this out along with his buddies. Yet they voted to cut the budget as well as making it harder for people to even dispose of refuse themselves. They talk the talk but they sure as hell don't walk the walk and that is proof by just looking at the town. Have you noted that he's only coming to the fore himself now that its election time. He's never attended a single KTC meeting and there is records to prove that, yet he claims he has. Making the town clean not just in the main streets but all round is a must do issue for all of us to shout up about.[/p][/quote]I don't think that budget cuts and the introduction of permits are the cause of littering in the town - more to do with people showing a total lack of respect for their community and takeaways not considering using their own staff to ensure that the vicinity is kept clean. This isn't politics but about common-sense and dignity. MarkPullen
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