A clean sweep at Chasewater – at last

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There, that’s better – Chasewater on Thursday afternoon.

I’m pleased to see that, in all probability, people power has worked over the issue of the filthy state of the walkways around the boating lake at Chasewater, which this week have been cleaned to a decent standard – you’ll remember that last week, I posted about the disgraceful mess there.

After passing through yesterday afternoon (Thursday 17th July 2014) I’d like to thank the rangers for washing down the area and my gratitude is also extended to whoever initiated this long overdue action.

I’m sure if the issue is now kept in check with regular attention it shouldn’t be a problem.

It just goes to show that if we complain, and highlight an issue, despite the naysayers, we can get action. One very illuminating response to my initial post was made this week which I think we can all empathise with.

Things like this matter; they give an impression of places that stays with visitors.

Finally, we can all do our bit by bagging and disposing of dog poo properly and responsibly, not overfeeding the birds, and generally just by being reasonable and not littering.

Thanks to all – and by the way Edwina, I reported two off-road bikers on the canal yesterday afternoon too. More to come on that later.

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How it looked before claning…
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8 Comments

  • Peter

    Hi everyone, yes it was all a bit of a mess wasn’t it, nice to see it cleaned and looking inviting again.
    Personally speaking I can’t see why anyone would object, or take issue, with the original identification of the problem and the subsequent publicising of it!
    Maybe it’s just a coincidence but a bit of negative publicity and a few days later the problem is solved (for now anyway). A big thanks must go to the chaps who did the cleaning and lets hope there is a schedule of cleaning introduced so it doesn’t become as big a problem in the future as it had become of late.
    Mind how you go………..
    Peter

     
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  • Clive

    Now that looks a lot better, and more inviting for the folk that want to go to Chasewater. I take my hat off to the people that had to clean the mess up. Good job done. Cheers.

     
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  • Edwina

    I take my hat off to anyone who can sort out the motorbike issue… and I watch this space with interest. I am not a killjoy by any means, but they truly are a menace to the youngsters and animals walking along the canal as they whazzzz along at speed two and three up on the bikes, it gives me the chills as a fatality is just around the corner… I hope I’m never around to see it happen, but happen it will.

     
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  • Edwina

    Oh forgot to say congratulations on your campaign to get Chasewater cleared up, well done … AGAIN … to you …

     
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  • caz

    Wow, what a difference and so much more inviting to visitors. Not a pleasant job to do so well done to those responsible for the clean up.

     
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