Before they get carried away with visions of grandiose schemes, courtesy of the Westminister handouts, one hopes our town councillors will first pledge some of that cash to be spend on the basics. These would be for example, repairing and resurfacing patchwork and potholed roads, or on some eyesores one could list.

And also on an effective systems of clearing and keeping clear the streets of litter. A footnote on that last point, one can’t accuse some people of not keeping abreast of events when its observed. Face masks have now joined the items just thrown away.

JE Lambert