Back in the insanity that is London.
Was woken up by a horrible noise of leaf blowers. Went out to see an army of SIX men in orange jackets disturbing the peace with the awful noise of the blowers, dust and leaves being blown into my garden, and petrol fumes. There used to be ONE man, Billy, who swept up the leaves in our road. He did a truly wonderful job. No noise, no fuss, always a smile and a hello, and the road was spotless after he’d been down it. Not a single leaf would you see. Kensington And Chelsea Borough Council sacked him for reasons unknown. He appealed for wrongful dismissal but he was one man against a bureaucratic team of bullies and he didn’t stand a chance.
Today we have six men and a lorry – and they are creating a horrible intrusion into our lives, and, in addition, the job is disgracefully badly done. This is what the road looked like AFTER the invasion of this nonsensical exercise. Leaves everywhere, nicely compressed ready for people to slip over on, and break their necks.
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council members .. you are idiots. The whole lot of you ought to be sacked and we should start again. This in addition to the granting of endless basement building projects to people who are doing it solely for profit, at the expense of the quality of life of Kensington residents. Yes, RBKC: you are a disgrace.
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