Skateboard park an eyesore
Isn’t it a shame that we are now on the world stage from a film and tourism perspective and as these international guests flock to our town they are greeted by nothing short of a rubbish tip.
Yes, of course I am referring to the skateboard park at the entrance to our town.
What a fantastic facility this is and my son has a lot of fun there with his mates while I watch on. A real asset to our town. But how can we get it clean and keep it clean? Whose responsibility is it anyway?
Is it the kids that use it? Of course it is, but how do we force them into keeping it tidy?
Should we look to the parents of the kids who need to ensure their children are trained to put their rubbish in the bins?
How about going back to the source of a large portion of the rubbish, Mcdonald’s and KFC, and asking them to include it in their cleaning cycle?
Is it the council who own the facility and then surely have an obligation to keep it tidy? Or does somebody have a better idea? Should we use the PD workers? Would it help if they put more rubbish bins there?
Does signage ‘‘prick the conscience’’ enough to make a difference ?