Wednesday 15 November 2006 11.20pm
I think the cafe idea in mint street is a brilliant idea. It could be a nice area if only the council could see the logic. Unfortunatly, when it comes to logic, the council fail miserably. There will always be a problem with people who are drunk in the area....for those of you who remember the Bull ring (waterloo, Imax now) in the 80's and 90,s will know it was a no go area, but it was transformed because admittingley a few million pounds cinema was built but also the fact that it was light and busy and everyday people are passing through at all times.
Now I do agree Little Doritts should be locked up so this lovely park does not go the same way as Mint street.
The council manager when I called up told me that they have 7 parks to close on their round. The round starts from Redcross way and finishes at Burgess Park
where they do not lock up the whole of the park, just the lake area, and their round finishes at 4.30pm as the council will not pay overtime. Now maybe I am not qualified in making a judgement but who exactly is sitting by the lake at 4.30 in the dark. Maybe, just maybe, they could start with Burgess park and work back. Only a suggestion.