This piece was carefully put up down at the Stokes Croft end of The Bearpit last week, and no sooner had it gone up than it was removed by the council’s ‘Clean and Green’ team.
It may not have been a fully authorised piece, and a policy is a policy, but it seems a real shame that as soon as someone tries to make an improvement to an area off their own bat, the council steps in to remove it.
Understandable perhaps if The Bearpit were a beautiful old Georgian circus, or a construction of equal beauty and worth, but it’s not is it? It’s probably one of the most run down and neglected places in the whole of the centre, if not Bristol itself. What possible logic is there in removing attempts to make an area better, effectively spending taxes on keeping an area looking run down?
Perhaps those of us who pay for the council in taxes might want to get in touch and point out what we think about the issue. Councillors are generally a good first point of contact.
Hat tip: Steve W.