Winter stories and toilets

16 Feb

Just spotted this grit-bin plonked down across a pavement by Hampshire County Council. Shame that they couldn’t find anywhere for it which wasn’t blocking the pavement for buggy and wheel-chair users, especially as they had been to the effort to create a dropped kerb. The hedge could do with a trim as well.

Grit bin obstructing most of the pavement

Back in Ipswich, I spotted Ipswich Borough Council doing more repairs to the local pavements which is good, however I can’t help thinking that they could have organised the barrier around their roller and portable toilet a bit better. To their credit they did adjust it to reduce the problem after I had taken the picture, but why wait for someone to point it out? They continue to leave signs illegally obstructing the pavements, but that isn’t news any more so I will leave the pictures this time.

Workmens’ ‘stuff’ obstructing pavement whilst, err.. renovating pavements

Talking about toilets, I recently also spotted this portable-toilet/van which now regularly left parked half-way across the pavement in a nearby residential area. Do these companies check where their staff are going to park them before suggesting that they take them home?

Highway Maintenance toilet parked across pavement

3 Responses to “Winter stories and toilets”

  1. Graham Martin-Royle February 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    Garrick have a habit of parking their vehicles on the pavement. I have complained to them but didn’t even receive an acknowledgement of my complaint.

    I have a great photo of this, but can’t work out how to attach it. I’ll try to post it on the rogues gallery.

    • Peter Miller February 27, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

      You can always post it to Flickr and add it to the ‘Pedestrian Liberation’ group and it will then appear on the main page.

  2. Roger Hodgson February 26, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    Hope the pedestrian’s shoulder is OK after ‘adjusting’ that wing mirror!

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