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Letter: Tougher Measures Needed to Combat the Tide of Litter

Published on: 19 Jul, 2020
Updated on: 19 Jul, 2020

From Roland Dunster

In response to: Litter? Get Out and Issue Fines

I could not agree more with Martin Elliott. This is a socially and environmentally corrosive, consequence-free, crime which affects every corner of England.

National, county and borough authorities (including GBC) should contact Clean Up Britain (not to be confused with Keep Britain Tidy) regarding its preventative, enforcement and cleaning strategies.

The present lamentable and expensive vicious cycle of allowing littering; cursory cleaning, allowing littering, is not a serious strategy and has always, and will always, fail.

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Responses to Letter: Tougher Measures Needed to Combat the Tide of Litter

  1. Valerie Thompson Reply

    July 20, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Roadsides in Surrey are a disgrace. We must be the dirtiest country in Europe.

    Why not get people doing “Community Service” to clear up the mess?

    Unfortunately, there are not enough police to issue fines as they do in Singapore, just for a cigarette end, let alone the take-away packaging, plastic bottles, drink cans and crisp packets discarded by drivers, passengers and cyclists.

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