Falling standards to blame for litter problem
SIR – Full marks to councillor Bob Twigg of Harwood Close for informing us (Letters, March 4) of the anonymous person who spent time clearing up rubbish created by others. Without achieving the same impact on the environment as this young man, I would ask
SIR - Full marks to councillor Bob Twigg of Harwood Close for informing us (Letters, March 4) of the anonymous person who spent time clearing up rubbish created by others.
Without achieving the same impact on the environment as this young man, I would ask the question, not why should we be constantly clearing various items of litter from our front garden, hedge and pavement outside, but why are these items just discarded, willy-nilly, in the first place, without a second thought?
What is the aversion to taking litter home for proper disposal? Is it the absence of such training in early childhood? Who accepts responsibility for the care of their share of the local environment?
In the same vein, also this week, the magazine Life produced by Welwyn Hatfield Council advised us of the whys and wherefores of its grass and hedge cutting programme.
The little snippet that caught my eye read, I quote: "Hedges in 'prestige areas' such as town centres, are also cut three times a year".
Short of asking for a list of roads and areas which obviously are not considered 'prestigious' by the council, no matter what collective opinion residents may have of their little patch, would they, by chance, be the locations despoiled by litter, some of it occasionally trapped in the muddy, deep tyre marks and churned up trenches which are now a regular feature of the grass verges anywhere in WGC?
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Should we congratulate the council for its 'class act'?
Harwood Hill, WGC.