As you see from the picture above (click on it to enlarge) the situation outside the bookshop was pretty dire, I took the picture before I swept the pavement when opened this morning at 9.30.
You would think this was something to do with poor road sweeping, but I heard the road sweeper this morning at about 7am.
What this is, is a case of domestic rubbish put out by people living in the multiple occupation buildings in this part of Ramsgate, then seagulled and in all honesty picked up usually pretty promptly by council workers, there are also sweepers working in the town centre during the day.
It is rather a case of the council putting a lot of resources into the problem but the end result not working too well.
Here in King Street the problem is made much more difficult because the pavements are literally falling apart, with lots of long term dirt engrained into to the slabs, so even just after they are swept they look pretty bad.