Monday, June 02, 2008

Liam's Trainers Project

I shouldn't call it that really; they are not Liam's trainers, they are trainers that Liam wants to get rid of.

We will all know about telegraph wires adorned by training shoes, tied together by the laces and thrown up. It is alleged that the location of said trainers advertises the presence of drug dealers to make it easier for drug addicts to find a supplier. I dont know whether this is true or not.

But Liam is deeply offended by their presence on our city streets and his first independent action as a brand new local councillor has been to walk round the streets finding these trainers and draw up a list.

He has now asked officers to take action, which we will support with funding from our locally held budget, to remove them and return the landscape to something more respectable.

I think this is a brilliant initiative. It doesn't really matter what the trainers signify, we dont want them hanging above us and I think this is a very good move.

If you live in Kensington and Fairfield and you have trainers dangling from wires near you, please contact Liam and he will add your street to the list of those that he wants the cherry-picker to visit. It wont be cheap but it will be worth it. It is not just about what these shoes purportedly stand for, it is about how much we care for our neighbourhood.

I think this is precisely why we benefit from having new councillors elected. They see things and care about things that our eyes have not seen.


steev faragher said...

the trainers thing is an urban myth its happenign all over the world, its bored kids, I can thnk of a million better ways to advertise meself if I sold drugs, most drugs come via phone boxes, not pumps

cant we afford a cherry picker for a day for Liam to snip away, there's always one parked next to aldi maybe theyl'l lend you it

steve faragher said...

Oh yeah if you find any size 9s wide fitting.....

Anonymous said...

There is that bloke at the end of Elm Vale with his cherry picker for hire!