Dirty city

First published in Letters

CAN anyone tell me why Newport has become a very dirty city when it used to be a very clean town?

People seem to have lost pride in their homes, never cleaning the fronts of their houses or picking up the rubbish that’s lying in the front pavement. Kids and adults drop litter and fag ends all over pavements, bits of food on the floor outside the take-aways bring rats to the streets, Corporation Road is a disgrace!

Instead of gangs of men and youths hanging around street corners without anything to do, not working, nearly all unemployed, perhaps cleaning up the streets would be a good idea.

Come on Newportonians have a bit of pride, if homes are rented this should not stop people looking after the house they live in.

Mrs G Stewart Cyril Street Newport

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7:53pm Mon 7 Jul 14

landyman3030 says...

Take your litter home and recycling is HUGE in all primary and junior schools. Sadly I believe it is not reinforced at home by many.
I agree with the letter writer 100 percent. Nobody looks after that little space of pavement outside their own house anymore. It looks worse as well when there are weeds a foot high in the gutters and along the pavements. The Council have given up on funding our city's streets so we residents should all go outside for 5 minutes and clear our little bit. It would make it so much better.
Take your litter home and recycling is HUGE in all primary and junior schools. Sadly I believe it is not reinforced at home by many. I agree with the letter writer 100 percent. Nobody looks after that little space of pavement outside their own house anymore. It looks worse as well when there are weeds a foot high in the gutters and along the pavements. The Council have given up on funding our city's streets so we residents should all go outside for 5 minutes and clear our little bit. It would make it so much better. landyman3030
  • Score: 20

1:42pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Japan1 says...

Too many councillors, too few workers.
Too many councillors, too few workers. Japan1
  • Score: 8

4:23pm Tue 8 Jul 14

yanto8 says...

I wrote to our local Lib Dem councilor two years ago about the downward spiral of standards in the Corporation Road area. The settling of migrants with nothing to do, brothels, drug dealing all pointing to the foundation of a ghetto. These foundations are now solidly in place with no hope of any reversal whilst this council is in place. Until the rule of law is firmly put back onto our streets it is only going to get worse. As the local Police Inspector told me 'low level crime attracts high level crime '' we have it in spades in this area but nothing seems to be done.
I wrote to our local Lib Dem councilor two years ago about the downward spiral of standards in the Corporation Road area. The settling of migrants with nothing to do, brothels, drug dealing all pointing to the foundation of a ghetto. These foundations are now solidly in place with no hope of any reversal whilst this council is in place. Until the rule of law is firmly put back onto our streets it is only going to get worse. As the local Police Inspector told me 'low level crime attracts high level crime '' we have it in spades in this area but nothing seems to be done. yanto8
  • Score: 11

7:32pm Tue 8 Jul 14

gerry08 says...

Yanto' I agree with all the comments you have made , all the things we think and do not say , come on Newport lets all do our little bit and make Newport a better place to live in.
Yanto' I agree with all the comments you have made , all the things we think and do not say , come on Newport lets all do our little bit and make Newport a better place to live in. gerry08
  • Score: 8

6:56pm Thu 10 Jul 14

coalpicker says...

Japan1 wrote:
Too many councillors, too few workers.
Its not Councillors that drop litter, Newport was a clean town but then Newport was not the destination of the world and his uncle, the city
condition now reflects its multi language population and their national and social attitudes .
[quote][p][bold]Japan1[/bold] wrote: Too many councillors, too few workers.[/p][/quote]Its not Councillors that drop litter, Newport was a clean town but then Newport was not the destination of the world and his uncle, the city condition now reflects its multi language population and their national and social attitudes . coalpicker
  • Score: 7

9:22am Fri 11 Jul 14

Japan1 says...

coalpicker wrote:
Japan1 wrote:
Too many councillors, too few workers.
Its not Councillors that drop litter, Newport was a clean town but then Newport was not the destination of the world and his uncle, the city
condition now reflects its multi language population and their national and social attitudes .
Do councillors sweep the streets ?
[quote][p][bold]coalpicker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Japan1[/bold] wrote: Too many councillors, too few workers.[/p][/quote]Its not Councillors that drop litter, Newport was a clean town but then Newport was not the destination of the world and his uncle, the city condition now reflects its multi language population and their national and social attitudes .[/p][/quote]Do councillors sweep the streets ? Japan1
  • Score: 3

9:44am Fri 11 Jul 14

coalpicker says...

Japan1 wrote:
coalpicker wrote:
Japan1 wrote:
Too many councillors, too few workers.
Its not Councillors that drop litter, Newport was a clean town but then Newport was not the destination of the world and his uncle, the city
condition now reflects its multi language population and their national and social attitudes .
Do councillors sweep the streets ?
NO ,the problem is the indiscipline of the population and the lack of implementation of exsisting legislation. a few top of the range fines
well published would I am sure ease the situation .
[quote][p][bold]Japan1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coalpicker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Japan1[/bold] wrote: Too many councillors, too few workers.[/p][/quote]Its not Councillors that drop litter, Newport was a clean town but then Newport was not the destination of the world and his uncle, the city condition now reflects its multi language population and their national and social attitudes .[/p][/quote]Do councillors sweep the streets ?[/p][/quote]NO ,the problem is the indiscipline of the population and the lack of implementation of exsisting legislation. a few top of the range fines well published would I am sure ease the situation . coalpicker
  • Score: 5

10:39am Fri 11 Jul 14

taffymark says...

Well, with the cost of living and dying going through the roof and more and more multinationals with their old national and social attitudes adding to the problem let's hope that the River Usk doesn't end up as holy as the Ganges!
Well, with the cost of living and dying going through the roof and more and more multinationals with their old national and social attitudes adding to the problem let's hope that the River Usk doesn't end up as holy as the Ganges! taffymark
  • Score: 4

11:19am Fri 11 Jul 14

coalpicker says...

taffymark wrote:
Well, with the cost of living and dying going through the roof and more and more multinationals with their old national and social attitudes adding to the problem let's hope that the River Usk doesn't end up as holy as the Ganges!
God wish I had said that !
[quote][p][bold]taffymark[/bold] wrote: Well, with the cost of living and dying going through the roof and more and more multinationals with their old national and social attitudes adding to the problem let's hope that the River Usk doesn't end up as holy as the Ganges![/p][/quote]God wish I had said that ! coalpicker
  • Score: 4

1:17pm Mon 14 Jul 14

-trigg- says...

Does anyone else remember the scheme in New York where they targetted action against small incidents of vanadlism and littering, cleaning and repairing any damage within a few hours of it happening?

This scheme directly led to a drastic reduction in the overall crime rate as the whole atmosphere of the areas targetted changed and people started to take pride in them again.
Does anyone else remember the scheme in New York where they targetted action against small incidents of vanadlism and littering, cleaning and repairing any damage within a few hours of it happening? This scheme directly led to a drastic reduction in the overall crime rate as the whole atmosphere of the areas targetted changed and people started to take pride in them again. -trigg-
  • Score: 1

11:05pm Mon 14 Jul 14

taffymark says...

-trigg- wrote:
Does anyone else remember the scheme in New York where they targetted action against small incidents of vanadlism and littering, cleaning and repairing any damage within a few hours of it happening?

This scheme directly led to a drastic reduction in the overall crime rate as the whole atmosphere of the areas targetted changed and people started to take pride in them again.
Yes mate I remember it, but no one over this side of the pond dare upset the cretins becauseof human rights, that's my opinion anyway!
[quote][p][bold]-trigg-[/bold] wrote: Does anyone else remember the scheme in New York where they targetted action against small incidents of vanadlism and littering, cleaning and repairing any damage within a few hours of it happening? This scheme directly led to a drastic reduction in the overall crime rate as the whole atmosphere of the areas targetted changed and people started to take pride in them again.[/p][/quote]Yes mate I remember it, but no one over this side of the pond dare upset the cretins becauseof human rights, that's my opinion anyway! taffymark
  • Score: 1

11:19am Tue 15 Jul 14

Japan1 says...

coalpicker wrote:
Japan1 wrote:
coalpicker wrote:
Japan1 wrote:
Too many councillors, too few workers.
Its not Councillors that drop litter, Newport was a clean town but then Newport was not the destination of the world and his uncle, the city
condition now reflects its multi language population and their national and social attitudes .
Do councillors sweep the streets ?
NO ,the problem is the indiscipline of the population and the lack of implementation of exsisting legislation. a few top of the range fines
well published would I am sure ease the situation .
All we need is to catch a few councillors littering :)
[quote][p][bold]coalpicker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Japan1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coalpicker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Japan1[/bold] wrote: Too many councillors, too few workers.[/p][/quote]Its not Councillors that drop litter, Newport was a clean town but then Newport was not the destination of the world and his uncle, the city condition now reflects its multi language population and their national and social attitudes .[/p][/quote]Do councillors sweep the streets ?[/p][/quote]NO ,the problem is the indiscipline of the population and the lack of implementation of exsisting legislation. a few top of the range fines well published would I am sure ease the situation .[/p][/quote]All we need is to catch a few councillors littering :) Japan1
  • Score: 0

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