Have you been along Charles Road recently …not one of Hoylake’s prettiest roads is it?
As my photo taken this morning shows, the pavement is a permanent home to many rubbish bins from the shops, bars, offices and flats that face Market Street. Pavement access for prams, wheelchairs, etc must be just about impossible?
I know that Hoylake Village Life has raised the issue too via the recent Wirral Council Love Wirral campaign and has suggested temporary screening might visually improve things, but maybe a permanent solution is needed? Something needs to be done as rubbish seems to be attracting more, unwelcome rubbish (mattress photo also taken today).
The large bins presumably don’t fit through the rear gates of the properties but is there a reason why all those standard size wheelie bins can’t be off the pavement and stored on private property?
Are any of these bins yours? Are you stuck to store them anywhere else? Or are you a local resident …has it always been like this or has recycling created a bigger problem? Please do have your say in the comments below.
John H Hutchinson says
For every action, there is a consequence. Councils introduced wheelie bins to save them costs by allowing for low cost disposal contracts to be let to private companies. The consequence was unsightly bins not only in alleyways but along streets in front of Victorian, Georgian and Tudor terraced houses. Commercial waste bins are even bigger and more unsightly.