Last Wednesday morning: Brand new shiny Sita roadsweeper appeared in Brixham Close, Rayleigh, drove straight down the road, turned and drove straight out again not even slightly diverting into the various bays /turning heads. Ron followed him round the other closes in this area where the performance was repeated. He was also driving far too fast for the machine to be able to pick up much of the dirt etc. which was just distributed across the road!
Ron then phoned Environmental Services at Rochford and spoke to a young lady who said she’d pass on his complaint.
Thursday morning: Sweeper reappeared going much slower and actually sweeping in the turning heads etc.
However, he didn’t do the corners so Ron phoned again and spoke to a council officer who said she’d sort it. He also emailed her a picture of the dirt and grass growing in the corner of one of the bays .
Friday morning: Two men appeared armed with broom and shovel and swept some of the corner rubbish up. They were followed by a supervisor or maybe inspector which brought about a further session with broom and shovel!
So Ron can claim a result for a few closes…
However we trust that other roads have had similar attention and we can look forward to nice clean streets in future. If you have any complaints about your road, please contact the district council first of all. If that doesn’t work, please let us know (though please email any photos to Chris or Jackie as Ron doesn’t have broadband!)
In the meantime Ron is waiting to hear (following a residents question) that Kelso Close, Rayleigh is actually on the street sweeping rota.