Plea for Respect Agenda over area’s grot spots

Coun Gamba-Jones at one of the grot spots.
Coun Gamba-Jones at one of the grot spots.

Following on from the recent, but misplaced, calls for the council to clean up the Welland, I would like to make my own plea on behalf of our district.

Along with a reporter and photographer from the Spalding Guardian, I recently toured Spalding town centre, looking at a number of grot spots.

Afterwards, I set out to find out who owned the sites, in order to get them cleaned up.

On the one hand I was pleased to find that none were the responsibility of the district council.

On the other, I was dismayed to find that, as well as being in private ownership, they had been blots on our landscape for some time.

Can I therefore make a plea to all those who own all such sites in our district, to make a commitment to getting their land cleaned up and to keeping it that way for the future.

This would be part of an ongoing and long term Respect Agenda for our district.

It would also be an excellent start to our preparations for celebrating our Queen’s Diamond Jubliee at the beginning of June.

COUN Roger Gambba-Jones

Cabinet member for Waste and

Recycling, South Holland

District Council