I like to think that I am green, albeit a lighter shade of green. Which brings me to my main theme. When I first moved to this then picturesque neck of the woods, I was most taken by the beauty of the village green, with the Church and two pubs as a backdrop, a perfect village post card.
Sadly, on my return from holiday 22/5/2011, there was a major overspill of the litterbin at the Churchmere end. I do not think this was due to excess rubbish from the Vicar’s Fun Day, as this social party has many responsible overseers, bit more to a lack of willingness by our relevant councils to react to such an obvious situation with reasonable speed, as the mess was still in evidence ten days later. Now of course wind and animals, and a welcome sight to various vermin, the debris had now spread even further. I was loath to clear this untidiness myself, as I wanted to explore the timeframe of action.
I left for a short fishing break in Scotland 04/6/2011, the overspill was still in evidence. I lived in hope that the detritus would be cleared before publication of this most informative periodical. I returned 08/6/2011, happy to find it had at last been cleared, a minimum time scale of 12 days.
While we are on the subject of rubbish, we now have fly tippers, in the cut through from Churchmere to the entrance of Caudwell’s Farm, two deposits of carpet off-cuts and hamburger meals in black bags. It is the role of every mature parishioner to report any such instance and, if a witness to an incident do not approach the vandals, but make a note of their vehicle number for report to relevant authorities.
I do have further rants about the green but one thing at a time, we do not want to overtax and frustrate our local officers, now do we