This morning Paul Bissett and Anne Flanagan began the day with one of their regular walks around the village. The litter around the village seems to be gathering at an alarming rate, making the village look unkempt!
The edges of the pavement along Thorne Road are strewn with empty bottles, cans and wrappings of many varieties. The wooded area opposite The War Memorial is in a similar state, much of the litter has now become trapped in the trees and hedges. On walking through the pathway towards Edencroft Drive someone seems to have mislaid a pair of striped pyjamas, draped casually on the shrubbery.
The walk continued onto Tesco field where dog fouling was evident, some not far from the dog bin. (No picture sorry folks). These bins are emptied on a regular basis, paid for by Edenthorpe Parish Council, which benefits everyone. Please use them. It is so easy to have some nappy sacks/poo bags in your pocket or tie them to the dog’s lead.
The next encounter, bordering the new houses on Athelstane Crescent – a new Tesco trolley queue, obviously lost and lonely, out of the boundaries of their safe home at the supermarket.
The walk continued, the colder it became. We stopped a moment to observe the traffic travelling along Church Balk. At that time, in our opinion, all seemed to be travelling at a reasonable speed. We are both aware that at times that the road has a problem with speeding vehicles and have reported the fact to DMBC. The signage is in place – Please observe the 30 and 20 mph zones.
Litter was scattered in many areas of Church Balk as well as in the shrubbery at the bottom of The Boulevard, carelessly dropped by passers-by,
As our walk came to an end along St. Oswalds Drive turning onto Sunnyside towards Clovelly Road, we noted the state of the paths and roads. These have really deteriorated resulting in lots of small potholes that are rapidly becoming trip hazards, dangerous to cyclists/drivers trying to avoid them. In contrast the paths along The Boulevard are looking great after being re-tarmacced over the past few weeks.
All of the above problems will be reported to DMBC and we hope to be able to report back that they have been dealt with. If you see anything – Report it! Don’t ignore it, thinking someone else will. My Doncaster app is available on android and apple devices, free of charge. Alternatively ring 01302 736000.
We will be walking around the village on a regular basis, if you wish to mention any particular area of concern please contact us and we will endeavour to incorporate that area into our walk.
WE WANT OUR VILLAGE LOOKING IT’S BEST! PLEASE DON’T DROP LITTER AND ALWAYS PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG. THIS SHOULD MAKE EDENTHORPE A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE.