Monday, 23 October 2017

Litter problem grows after bin is removed

A LITTER bin outside Wargrave post office that was targeted by an arsonist should be replaced, says a parish councillor.

A LITTER bin outside Wargrave post office that was targeted by an arsonist should be replaced, says a parish councillor.

Marion Pope said there was now no bin anywhere in Victoria Road and people were dropping their litter in the street.

Postmaster Christopher Keast removed the old bin earlier this year after it was set on fire.

Cllr Pope said there would be no fire hazard if a bin was attached to the wooden fence in front of the shop, which is also owned by Mr Keast.

She said: “There used to be a bin attached to the fence years ago and I wonder if it’s possible to get one reinstated.People buy sweets from the shop and just throw their rubbish down — it’s forever blowing up and down the street.

“Chris would be happy to have one outside the shop, as long as it wasn’t too close to the store or the post box.”

John Halsall, Wokingham borough councillor for Wargrave, agreed to investigate funding.

lSand will be spread over the war memorial in Wargrave to stop it getting slippery when wet. Parish councillors suggested the measure after the Remembrance Day parade in November, when the steps on the monument were deemed a safety hazard.

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