A Third World city
SIR – After living in St Albans for 33 years I realise that the city has now reached Third World status. I have seen the decline in quality of service to the ratepayer over that period and an increase in the incompetence of the people supposedly providing
SIR - After living in St Albans for 33 years I realise that the city has now reached Third World status.
I have seen the decline in quality of service to the ratepayer over that period and an increase in the incompetence of the people supposedly providing the service.
We have just seen through a Christmas/New Year period with our rubbish bins staring at us outside our house. They were supposed to have been collected on the Thursday before Christmas.
My wife and many of our neighbours phoned up after Christmas and were all given different times when the rubbish would be collected.
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Nothing has happened. We are a small road where we take pride in keeping our properties in reasonable order. Smelly rubbish bins sitting outside for 11 days is not something we, or any normal citizen, wants.
They were kept outside as we were not sure what date they would be collected due to totally untrue collection information given to a number of people over a period of a week.
- 1 St Albans named among UK's coldest cities
- 2 Needle spiking incident alleged at St Albans nightclub
- 3 11 questions to decide how St Albans you are!
- 4 The latest court results for the St Albans area
- 5 White Horse landlords ride off into sunset after 10 years
- 6 Jeffers has double helpings as St Albans City continue to wolf down their 'bread and butter' at Bath
- 7 Staff member assaulted at St Albans City FC match
- 8 Apply for free tickets to be in the audience of The Masked Singer UK in Hertfordshire
- 9 City centre road closures decision 'not a district issue'
- 10 Driver disqualified after St Albans crash
If they knew we were not getting a collection until the New Year, we should have at least had an honest statement.
This, and the lack of gritting of our roads at the beginning of the very cold period and the history of appalling incompetence (for example, the High Street road "improvement" overspend) leads me to my conclusion that we are indeed a Third World City.
Monks Horton Way, St Alban