Bootle – The interesting and unfortunate within yards of each other

I have always admired the modern gateway arch to a part of this community known as Bootle Village which was erected at the turn of the last century, indeed I assume it was a year 2000 centenary project.

Constructed in metal it is pleasing on the eye and can’t be missed if you are on Stanley Road between the Leeds Liverpool Canal Bridge and Bootle Library.

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Sadly and literally only a few yards away to left of this shot is the view below:-

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You can see pretty much the same buildings/house in the background of both shots. This second photo shows the build up of dumped rubbish on the embankment of the Leeds Liverpool Canal, which celebrates it’s Bicentenary later this year. This is on the opposite side to the tow path.

I suspect that the area is not easily accessed to clear up the junk but never the less it looks appalling and especially so close to the rather nice gateway arch.

Either the Canal and River Trust and/or Sefton Council need to take some action to clear this long-standing mess up as it does Bootle Town Centre no favours at all and the removal of the rubbish would contribute towards the Bicentenary celebrations in June 2016.

Here’s hoping the powers that be are onto this environmental black spot.

The first photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/