Of late, Lichfield District Councillors and Staffordshire County Council have been cock-a-hoop about Chasewater – they’ve suddenly discovered our local reservoir, and just how fine it is – but there’s a bit of a problem.
The same Councillors who, when the shit was hitting the fan over the botched dam works, were nowhere to be seen, have all of a sudden started excitedly crowing about new attractions, volunteer crusades, shuttle busses, community farms and centres of watersports excellence.
They’ve even splashed the cash on a new website.
It’s almost as if they’d been trying not to notice the place for years, and don’t actually have a clue what goes on there or what it’s famous for, but have twigged that it’s recently really popular and there’s a chance for a bit of reflected glory.
Here’s a message for the council and Burghers of Burntwood: you’ve spent thousands relaying perfectly decent walkways in a rather pointless tarting up exercise: shame you couldn’t extend the largesse to an operative with a jetwash to clean the birdshit from around the boating pool on a regular basis.
It’s a bloody disgrace.
Get it sorted, it can’t be healthy. Food is sold and consumed not 20 metres away. This has been getting worse for weeks.
I know about and have highlighted the discarded bread issue before; but this is almost 100% bird waste.
Before we lay on the shuttle busses or start building stuff, can we clean the excrement off and get other basics right, please?
Burntwood by the sea my hairy arse.