Many 'regulars' on here have been fighting to improve and clean up Bradford, some of us for many many years Nan, in fact these same regulars are also some of the most outspoken about the areas problems precisely because they do care about Bradford. A major problem here is Apathy (yes with a capital A), there are people who care, just not enough to offset the large welfare population, and on the other side of the coin, are the special interests who control the areas financial resources, and where they end up. (or more importantly, where they dont...)
Citizen is correct. I know for a fact that he, along with many others (Even me) have gone out and cleaned up trash and litter left by others. And it WASN'T because we got a DUI! Stony has gone out and taken pictures of the good, the bad, and the ugly. Most of us on here have been involved with some kind of fundraising for one cause or another. One thing we can't change is the state and federal welfare policies that cripple this town. In particular, b/c the Federal Prison nearby, the abundant housing from slumlords, and flocking of out of towners coming for the welfare. SO many new ppl live here now, of working age, W/O jobs. Why or why are they HERE?
But for a retired couple with a good income, the low cost of living is good. The out-lying scenery is beautiful, and our traffic jams consist of two cars at the intersection, waiting for the stroller brigade (couldn't resist) to saunter across the road diagonally.