Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Chewing Gum

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The state of Llandudno's main streets are a disgrace. I'm not talking about the general standard of maintenance or litter...I'm talking about chewing gum...it is everywhere and it looks disgusting. To the best of my knowledge, there has not been any effort made by Conwy Council to remove chewing gum from Mostyn Street's pavements in 5 years at least, and maybe a lot longer.

The next time you're walking along Mostyn Street, take a look down at your feet and you'll see how bad the problem is. Over in Rhyl, Denbighshire County Council have the main streets steam cleaned (the most effective method of chewing gum removal) twice yearly. Back in May 2005, Conwy Councillors were complaining about the chewing gum problem and it was agreed that the purchase of a Gumbsuter machine be investigated.

So, four years later, why have Conwy Council done nothing? I intend to email Mike Priestley (Cabinet Member for the Environment) and ask him...

5 comments:

Stan said...

You are absolutely right Dave to say that it is a "disgrace". It is unsightly and a disgusting habit to just dispose of it on the pavements or other public areas. Since the smoking ban it is also very noticeable that the number of "fag ends" on the pavements and in the gutters has increased considerably.

We have even found gum on an odd occasion on the underside of the seat of a pew in the Church.

Chris said...

Good luck with your enquiry.Keep us all posted. Why not post it as an enquiry on Mike Priestley's blog? details are:-

http://mikepriestley.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Never mind the chewing gum! Have you noticed the state of the paving slabs in Mostyn Street. Many wobble and lots are broken.It is like a minefield for elderly.

iolo said...

I agree that the streets of Llandudno especially Mostyn street are a disgrace,somewhere around Super drug every paving slab goes clickety click and there are quite large gaps between the slabs in places.Chewing gum is a menace every where and it is obvious that no councillors walk along Mostyn street.l

Chameleon said...

I emailed Mr. Priestley on the 30th December but have not yet received a reply. Will keep you posted.

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