Went out in Bradford last night, none of the shopping streets had been cleared of snow. Narrow paths of spread salt had been laid but the city's showpiece ... Millennium Square ... was a complete sheet of ice.
What added insult to potential injury was that: -
- when travelling in on the bus, three Eastern Europeans got on. They couldn't speak a word of English but had been given free bus passes. Why not get these people shifting snow?
- thirty years ago, the bin crews clearedsnow from pavements when the weather prevented refuse collection. Similarly, they could claim overtime for snow clearance duty over the weekend. Why isn't this being done now?
The useless council arranged for half the shops to be knocked down eight years ago, pocketed £50million, erected nothing to replace them, and is now doing its level best to discourage its residents from visiting the remaining ones.
By the way, there's an photo of an former (70's / 80's ?) soccer team on a wall in the Irish Club. One of the team is an Andrew Hindle.