On the dot - August 20, 2018

Car scrapyard

More and more ‘unusable’ and unlicensed cars parked on the side of roads keep appearing. A vehicle was ‘dumped’ in Triq il-Blanzuni, Attard, months ago and remains there though it has no number plates or road licence. The longer the authorities take to address the situation the more ‘empowered’ owners of such vehicles will feel and the number will keep rising. As if we do not have enough with the litter bugs.

Unsightly promenade

The Sliema front is in urgent need of some attention as it looks as if it has been abandoned by the authorities, which, hopefully is not the case. The natural elements have left their mark on bins, benches and even lamp posts, though vandals must have made their ‘contribution’ too. One of the street lights fell over in the early hours of the morning one day last week. Had it occurred during the day there could have been serious consequences.

Well done

It is heartening to note that issues raised in this column are acted upon. Earlier this month, a picture of a sign in Naxxar with words Triq San Matthew was featured and action was soon taken and it now reads Triq San Mattew. Well done, indeed. The aim of this column is not just to be critical but to contribute to a better Malta and promote more civic-mindedness.

Skip that

A skip in Valent Muscat Street, Balzan, blocks access to the road, making it impossible for anyone to walk past. Whoever put it there should have known better but the powers-that-be must ensure rules are followed. Is this a matter the local council can handle?

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