Eye Spy - 18th April

WHERE have they gone? I am referring to the disappearance of the flower displays, greenery and shrubs opposite Riley’s snooker hall and then on the ring road past Clumber Street car park and next to the former Liquid nightclub.

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SOME ‘kind’ people wandered off - no, stole - my empty, green wheelie bin the other day. They were spotted and the police called, but still Mansfield District Council insists that I must pay for the crime - £25 to be exact. Perhaps I should ‘refuse’ to pay it!

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Who said men can’t multi task? Well done to the guy driving round the ring road last Wednesday afternoon in his blue Mazda, on his mobile phone, smoking a cigarette AND reading a piece of paper! Well he managed to keep us all on our toes by swerving from lane to lane!

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I had to laugh when I saw a ‘flood warning’ sign on Hamilton Road on the Mansfield/Ashfield border at the weekend - especially at a time when most news bulletins are carrying features on hosepipe bans and droughts!

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Isn’t it nice to see a number of households across the area flying the ‘new’ Nottinghamshire flags proudly in their gardens, but how long will it be before the ‘PC brigade’ start objecting to their presence?

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The council deserves a round of applause for the quality of the flower beds in place at Titchfield Park for the Easter holidays. Very colourful and creative. Let’s hope the colours aren’t augmented by a full range of crisp packets over the coming weeks.