Road clean­ers’ dan­ger­ous job

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

MY grate­ful and heart­felt thanks to those men who we see reg­u­larly clear­ing lit­ter along the A20 and sim­i­lar roads. What a dis­il­lu­sion­ment it must be. Clear­ing up, driv­ing back and see­ing yet more lit­ter blow­ing around. We shouldn’t need any­one to risk their lives do­ing this job for us. Take your rub­bish home or find a bin please. M. Austen, The Plain, Smeeth, Ash­ford.

I WOULD like to thank ev­ery­one that turned out for our “lit­ter pick” last Satur­day morn­ing, es­pe­cially our parish clerk for her or­gan­i­sa­tion and Alan our res­i­dent “ex­pert”. We had a rea­son­able turnout and man­aged to col­lect over 50 bags of rub­bish to­gether with var­i­ous other items rang­ing from a car ex­haust to a vac­uum cleaner. I would also like to thank our spon­sors – Biffa and Sil­ver Spring. We had a good re­sponse from ev­ery­one that spot­ted us out on the day and I would like to make just two ob­ser­va­tions. Firstly, we should all look to take more in­ter­est in keep­ing “our patch” lit­ter free and a huge amount of our col­lec­tion was made up of plas­tic and this must be an area that our bor­ough coun­cil should make a high pri­or­ity to re­in­state the plas­tic col­lec­tion as it is a big prob­lem. Ian McClin­tock, chair­man, Great Chart with Singleton PC

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