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Whitby’s Streets Officially Cleanest – Oh Really !!

Reports in this weeks Gazette that Whitby’s streets are amongst the cleanest in the country has angered local residents. The report on the gazette website claims “WHITBY’s streets are among the cleanest streets in the country – and that’s official.

“Scarborough Borough Council has picked up a coveted Clean Britain 5 Star Award for having some of the cleanest streets in the country – one of 22 other local authorities from across the UK to be awarded with the 5 Star Award.”

However the article has resulted in a number of gazette readers contacting Real Whitby to express their dismay at the article. Residents from Franks terrace have said “Clearly these people never visited our area which is has to be one of the filthiest areas of town. Our streets are covered in rubbish, and if its not rubbish then its dog excrement you have to dodge on your way down the street.”

Angry residents of Fishburn Park have also been in touch. Well known local councillor Ian Havelock told Real Whitby “I was surprised at the Gazette headline – “Whitby’s streets among the cleanest in the country” – I have been campaigning for years about the disgraceful state of the streets on Fishburn Park,, however residential areas don’t really count, whilst the tourist “hot spots” get all the attention. I don’t think the judges came round here – do you?”

Fishburn Park

Fishburn Park - What A State !!

Ian also sent the following pictures in to show the Real Story behind Whitby’s litter problem. You can click on the images to see them in full size.  As always we look forward to your comments on another Real Whitby story.

 

Since originally publishing this article. Tom Brodrick has contacted Real Whitby with the below pictures of Silver Street. Tom says “I have two businesses along Silver Street. A  few weeks ago Silver Street as can be seen in the photos was shocking. It had looked like this for four weeks.

By | 2011-05-06T10:35:48+00:00 May 6th, 2011|Categories: Featured, Letters, News|Tags: , , , |14 Comments

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14 Comments

  1. Frank Chalmers March 14, 2011 at 2:03 am - Reply

    Disgusting.

    We have a Borough Council that is sending out Council Tax Demands with references to “refuse collection services”, and here we have evidence showing that the services are not fit for purpose.

    I feel that we are being ripped off. Or, worse the Borough Council are openly DEFRAUDING the tax payer.

    I feel it’s more like the second option….

    I can find no evidence to show otherwise, and none seems to be forthcoming.

  2. bettyswallocks May 7, 2011 at 12:13 am - Reply

    This is a typical SBC situation……the same problem exists down at Robin Hoods Bay i hear…filthy streets,decay general filth,mind you the guy who is allegedly supposed to work down there is officially named after a clown……..I would make Keith Gilpin,the head of street cleaning issues…he does a superb job and goes about his work in a professional manner……

  3. Rudolf Hess May 7, 2011 at 5:47 am - Reply

    The Majority of the time i find whitbys streets lovely and clean, especially church street, where the best street cleaner in the world works.

  4. rhajibuhga May 7, 2011 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Your right Rudolf, he’s one of the nicest guys you could hope to meet

  5. Golden Shower May 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    These images show rubbish in Whitby. But, I could take the same amount of pictures showing streets that are acceptably clean

  6. DKP May 7, 2011 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Which makes it perfectly okay. Thank you, Einstein!

  7. Golden Shower May 8, 2011 at 1:07 am - Reply

    I’m just saying that the data is very selective

  8. bettyswallocks May 8, 2011 at 2:40 am - Reply

    Silver Street? Dirty Street with Dirty Shops …….run by Dirty People……start investing in your properties……A RISING TIDE WILL LIFT ALL THE SHIPS

  9. DKP May 8, 2011 at 10:19 am - Reply

    And presumably Einstein would select photos of clean streets to provide evidence of the disgusting mess on the dirty ones. Duh!

  10. Golden Shower May 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Cleanest is a superlative adjective that considers the relative state, in this case Whitby’s streets. There may be parts that aren’t up to standard but this does not provide an adequate proposition that Whitby’s streets aren’t the ‘cleanest’ as suggested in the title

  11. Carmen A Sturdy May 8, 2011 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Just so Golden Shower. Nobody said the streets were perfectly clean, how could they be with louts going around fouling them up all the time. What has been said though is that they are amongst the cleanest.

    As to whether they could be cleaner well they could if we all pay more.

    • bettyswallocks May 8, 2011 at 6:16 pm - Reply

      If the Authorities started patrolling the streetsand catching and convicting idiots who dump litter and foul our streets,the problem would decrease…..Look at Singapore…cleanest city in the world….no litter,gum on paths…THEY CONVICT people for trashing PUBLIC amenities…and until we do the same im afraid the situation WILL NOT change.

      • Rudolf Hess May 8, 2011 at 7:27 pm - Reply

        flog em imo

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