I was visiting our newest out of town shopping and leisure development this week. The weather had been dreadful with winds and scrawly rain causing the area to be really messy. I hated the mess following folk into the very posh stores that line the main avenue. I alrady get dispproving glances from the willowy shop assistants as I troup in to their grand, shiny and gleaming emporium in my walking boots and parka. However, they can’t tell one millionnaire from any other shopper any more than I can. What I did otice though was the speed with which the centre’s cleaning operatives were out. They have a couple of nifty little pavement sweepers that mop up mud and leaves and a quick glide along each side maintains a clean area. The venue opened last December and I go quite often – I’m amazed how clean, litter and mess free it is at all hours of the day.