The big ugly brick building on the Cally Road has recently become even uglier with the installation of some giant ashtrays along the pavement. Lisa has sent in pictures of these new steel planters that have mysteriously appeared outside the cash handling building on the Cally hear Killick Street. Lisa who lives nearby says:
'That's all we need is more street clutter, with convenient places to hide behind as lone women walk by at night!'
Planters like this often suffer from having their planting budget cut in later years – and they become forlorn grassy islands full of rubbish. I wonder how much they cost?
The ugly big brick building is a rare thing – a purpose designed cash handling centre where they sort and repack cash for cash machines etc. It is a modern fortress with no windows an anti climb roof presumably handling millions of pounds a day. It is on the site of the old All Saints church, opposite a lovely, intact Victorian terrace. It belongs to another era of urban regeneration but probably provides local jobs – does anyone know anything about it – do you work there perhaps – leave a comment and let us know what it is like inside.