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United front will clean up streets

IT is abundantly clear something needs to be done to tackle the untenable situation on Cavendish Street in Barrow.

No business owner should arrive at their place of work to find the pavement outside littered with vomit, rubbish and whatever else a busy night in town might leave in its wake.

Shoppers too, should not be subjected to town centre streets in such an appalling condition.

There is an issue which needs tackling then – and the best way to do this is collaboratively, as opposed to through the forming of factions.

Both the day and nighttime economy of Barrow – or any town for that matter – are essential to its economic viability.

Both create employment, both see cash pumped into the local economy – both must learn to live together.

This must be under the guiding hand of the local council and other agencies with a vested interest in the town.

Rather than vilifying takeaways, interested parties must seek to form a co-operative which embraces their owners and bids, with other businessmen and women, to reach a conclusion which means the streets of our town are thriving by day, and night.

Moreover we must reach a point where the morning after the night before is not blighted by the detritus of excess.

It is not the fast food outlets which are to blame for the irresponsible litter-lout behaviour of drunken revellers.

Rather it is the individuals themselves who must be held to account.

Where there is a will, there is a way and if the traders of Barrow wish to sort this situation once and for all, they will do so. But they must be united in their assault on the irresponsible.

Sporadic battles by warring enemies will achieve nothing.

By North West Evening Mail
Published: November 15, 2012


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Barrow Borough Council take the cleansing of the Town Centre seriously, the immediate area is cleansed daily 52 weeks a year and the operation in most cases is complete by 08.00hrs, there is then continual prescence of a cleaner in the area all day except Sunday.

Posted by Alan Barker on 16 November 2012 at 14:22

The most sensible comment I have read in a long time BILLYWIZZ2000, congratulations.

Pity it will 'fall on deaf ears'.

Posted by Tony on 15 November 2012 at 21:37

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