Tidy up for race

Tidy up for race

Tidy up for race

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WITH less than 100 days to go until the Grand Depart, the verges are in a terrible mess on Water End – one of the first roads in the event. Not a picturesque start.

I’d like to think it would be cleaned before July, but since the clearly visible carpet of litter along the hedgerows hasn’t been touched in months, I don’t hold out much hope.

York is spending £3.3m “reinvigorating” its city centre. However, a visitor’s first impression is usually the abysmally filthy A-roads such as the A59, A64 and A1237 – which now seem to be depressingly neglected and constantly lined with litter – and York’s suburbs, which aren’t well maintained either.

If these parts of York can’t be kept clean for the residents who pay for these services, I hope the prospect of tens of thousands of overseas visitors and three billion worldwide TV viewers might prove a greater incentive.

Mr S Richards, Hamilton Drive, Holgate, York.

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12:58am Fri 4 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

WITH less than 100 days to go until the Grand Depart, the verges are in a terrible mess on Water End – one of the first roads in the event. Not a picturesque start.

These are the worlds best cyclists that will be descending on York - if they do notice anything about Water End, it will be that the cycling provision abruptly ends just before where it is most needed and the road space given over to private motor vehicles... not the odd crisp packet here and there!
[quote]WITH less than 100 days to go until the Grand Depart, the verges are in a terrible mess on Water End – one of the first roads in the event. Not a picturesque start. [/quote] These are the worlds best cyclists that will be descending on York - if they do notice anything about Water End, it will be that the cycling provision abruptly ends just before where it is most needed and the road space given over to private motor vehicles... not the odd crisp packet here and there! Magicman!
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