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Scruffy city is a disgrace
11:06am Thursday 5th September 2013 in Letters
ONE of the delights of living in Salisbury is the River Walk – well, it used to be.
The stretch of the walk between the coach car park and the Maltings should be renamed Weed Walk because you cannot see the river for its run-wild border.
What sort of image is that for the hundreds of tourists who walk it on their way to the cathedral?
Going around the city, there are weeds growing out of roadside edges, street corners piled high with black plastic rubbish sacks and wheelie bins buzzing with flies.
This once beautiful city now merits the name Scruffy Salisbury.
City dwellers who pay a high surcharge in their council tax are being short changed.
P CROSSLAND, Salisbury
THE footpath from the main coach park to Salisbury city centre is a disgrace.
The riverbank is overgrown with weeds, nettles, dead trees and brambles. Hedges are untrimmed. The rose garden is full of weeds.
What a way to greet the half a million visitors per year who walk this way into Salisbury to see the shops, the museums and the cathedral.
What is the city council doing? Why is the Chamber of Commerce not harrowing them into action?
The cathedral, which gets no money from government or ratepayers, keeps its environment in pristine condition. Why can’t the city council do the same?
LAURENCE PETERKEN, Teffont Magna
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