This is what greets anyone planning to use the footpath at the moment. What makes this sight even more shocking is that it is right next to a play area. Any parent would have a hard time getting to it from the northern end because there is a rain sodden mattress and divan blocking it. Old clothes, CDs, broken glass and other household detritus are scattered along the rest of it. This mess isn’t down to the council – the grass within the play area had been trimmed and I’ll think of the shoulder high brambles and nettles as a green corridor. I’m prepared to believe that most of the people living in the vicinity aren’t in any way responsible for it either. This is down to a small minority of Greenford residents who are too lazy to use the services and facilities provided to get rid of their junk. I can almost guarantee that those responsible wouldn’t dream of letting their children play somewhere like this and that their homes and gardens are immaculate.
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