Ed­u­cate peo­ple to stop lit­ter­ing

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

It is a good thing that Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil says it will be send­ing out con­trac­tors to pick it up lit­ter on the river bank (Res­i­dent’s Dis­gust At Lit­ter Prob­lem, KE, Fe­bru­ary 11) but in ‘due course’, what­ever does that mean? They don’t say when.

The lit­ter in my photo has been ly­ing there for a cou­ple of months and there was a lot worse amount last win­ter.

I saw an­other lot of lit­ter to­day in a dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tion. It is one thing chas­ing around pick­ing up lit­ter af­ter peo­ple but we must change the cul­ture and stop peo­ple do­ing it in the first place.

Is enough be­ing taught in schools? Can CCTV be used to catch mis­cre­ants so that they can be taught a les­son?

I face the sit­u­a­tion of ex­pect­ing for­eign rel­a­tives to visit us at Easter and be­ing ashamed to take them for a walk any­where for fear of their see­ing and be­ing shocked at our lit­ter scourge.

We need more lit­ter bins but they must be emp­tied reg­u­larly, one sees too many that are over­flow­ing. Ted Prangnell, Ken­ning­ton

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