Arriving in Banbury from the south is not a pleasant experience. I went to turn around today and was put off by the rubbish in and around the canal. I turned at the southern end of the tramway and decided to count the items of debris on my way back to the town centre.
Before I got to the Morrison’s Bridge (163) I had counted nearly 300 separate bottles, cans, burger packages, cartons, cigarette packets, sheets of bubble wrap, polystyrene foam, paper cups, sandwich packets, carrier bags (full and empty), paint tins. and all manner of shite, including empty bottles of energisers used by joggers. Within 100yards of passing the bridge this figure was doubled. I gave up counting after a while, but would estimate based on that which I counted, well over 1000 bits of litter in the water or within a step of the edge.
One can only assume that BW and Banbury Council and the locals think this is acceptable. It’s not, it is absolutely abysmal, totally unacceptable it this day and age.