‘Obstruction in road, lane closed’ - it’s the M6 northbound from the M42 again, just after 9 in the morning - though once again, for the third time in as many weeks, the good people who control these signs don’t tell you the lane is closed until after you’ve left the M42.
How many people, like myself, could have avoided the jams by getting off at junction 6 or carried on and used the toll road? They say traffic jams are costing this country a fortune and those who control these signs, so quick to change them from 40 to 50 to 40 to 60 at the drop of a hat, bear a share of the blame. I’ve a good mind to bill them for my time.
And while I’m on my high horse, what could be nicer than a summer stroll through a Solihull park on a Monday evening?
Malvern Park’s the one in question, well cut grass and beautifully-manicured flowerbeds make it a jewel. What’s scarring the place though is the amount of litter scattered everywhere, particularly plastic drinks bottles just left discarded on the ground.
I’m assuming here the culprits aren’t Solihull litterbugs but it’s the aftermath of the Race for Life on Sunday which started in the park. A worthy charity indeed, but why can’t they take their rubbish with them?