Yearning for the Christmas of past years
What has happened to Christmas have things changed so much? As I joined the multitudes doing their Christmas shopping around town the first thing that struck me is the continuous Christmas songs blasted at you where ever you go.
Nothing against Christmas but when was the last time you heard a carol or a heavenly choir from the likes of York Minster reminding us what Christmas is really about played in the shops?
Christmas starts now in October with the turkey and tinsel. As I talk to friends I know from different clubs they say, “We are away on a cruise to escape the consumerism”.
Remember the days on December 1 when the build up started with making paper chains and decorations, mum would start making the pudding with the hidden sixpence. Please see these photographs taken on North Bay Promenade.
The bins are clearly inadequate for the area.
In the summer there are large bins and these have been replaced by half the number of small bins.
Whilst I accept there may not be the same need out of season the very least the council can do is empty them on a regular basis.
These bins have been full since before Christmas.
Now rubbish is being scattered by wind and scavengers. What damage is this causing to our seas and wildlife?
There is one other bin which is similarly overflowing.
Sue Balmford Trafalgar Road