Letters: Council falls short with cleaning CBD
Letters: HAVING lived in Warwick for 20 years, Sunday morning was a first for me. I arrived in the main street at 8am to be greeted by what I could only describe as an embarrassment.
The street was still littered with cigarette butts and other rubbish from the evening before, not to mention a large amount of bird droppings on the footpath, which did nothing to enhance the tree decorations.
To top it off, when a friend and I went to deposit some rubbish we had picked up into bins, we found to our dismay that the bins were full to the brim. All this, just before a major event in the main street.
Then to amaze me even more, to the rescue - some wheelie bins were deposited beside the overflowing bins. What a wonderful touch to enhance our main street with all its lovely decorated trees.
Is our council so far into cost cutting that they can't afford to empty the bins and clean the streets prior to or during a major annual event?
Let's hope they lift their game for the remainder of the Jumpers and Jazz event so we may return some civic pride to our community.
Jumpers and Jazz has been a successful event in this community for more than a decade and many people contribute many hours to ensure that it is a success.
Along with the Warwick Rodeo, it is a major event on our local calendar which boosts the local economy and provides an opportunity to showcase Warwick to visitors from far afield.
Congratulations to all those who work hard behind the scenes and volunteer for events such as this, you do our community proud.
Pity we can't say the same about our civic leaders.
Janine Hegarty, Warwick.