Our postcode lottery.WITH regard to the letter in Viewpoints (Thursday, November 21) about cleaning our streets, I do agree with the comments of Mr Waith of Ely.
I live in an area where the council doesn't even cut the grass - let alone pick up leaves.
It appears to me that streetcleaning depends on your postcode postcode
a system of letters and numbers used to aid the sorting of mail
Noun 1. postcode - a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail
postal code, ZIP code, ZIP .
I was this week at a friend's house in the Heath heath, tract of open land
heath, tract of open land characterized by a few scattered trees, abundant moss cover, and numerous low shrubs, principally of the heath family (see heath, in botany). area, Cardiff, and there was a lorry sweeping the gutters.
And there was also a small machine on the pavement pavement, the wearing surface of a road, street, or sidewalk. Parts of Babylon and Troy are believed to have been paved; Roman roads were noted for their durable stone paving. Cobblestones were common from late medieval times into the 19th cent. picking up the leaves.
In the time I was there, the same vehicle passed up and down three times until they were picking up nothing but dust.
The water gullies on my estate, which is hilly hill·y
adj. hill·i·er, hill·i·est
1. Having many hills.
2. Similar to a hill; steep.
hill , are overgrown overgrown
said of a part that has not been kept trimmed.
overgrown hooves put unusual stresses on bones and tendons and allow for distortion of the wall and sole. with grass and (now it's autumn/winter) leaves, so when it rains the rainwater runs down the pavement past my house like a stream, just for the lack of basic maintenance.
And today I heard the council are to increase the council tax next year.
What do they spend the money on?
Not maintenance. That's one thing that seems clear in Cardiff.
D Keigwin Chapel Wood Llanedeyrn, Cardiff