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bourne end
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Why is Henley so filthy?

Litter and dirt everywhere, grubby shop fronts, unswept steers. Does no one see the filth?

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Oakham, United...
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3,514 posts
27 reviews
1. Re: Filth.

It's a national problem of selfish people dropping litter, coupled with councils struggling with lower budgets. Sweep the streets more, or provide more social care? Can't do both.

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2. Re: Filth.

Probably because of the regatta

Hampshire, England.
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3. Re: Filth.

" unswept steers."

Dirty cattle in Henley??

Wales, United...
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4. Re: Filth.

Martin nailed it. Street cleaning is less of a priority for cash strapped councils compared to things like social care and education. The fact that lots of councils have had to cut back on non essential spending has not made any difference to those who believe that bins are for decorative purposes only.

I'm not sure what you mean by grubby shop fronts? Is it dirty windows?

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5. Re: Filth.

The cattle cause a lot of problems because they always "eat on the hoof".

Hampshire, UK
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6. Re: Filth.

You live in Bourne End, so you're a local. This isn't a travel related issue so shouldn't be on TA.

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