LITTER: I would use my councillor budget for anti-litter campaign

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I was pleased to read the article by Chrissie Redford (Free Press, March 3) highlighting the efforts of Couns Gary
Taylor and Howard Johnson who are using their designated budgets before the elections in May, to clean up litter. Well done Councillors.

I also applaud the same subject letter by Dr Eliizabeth Stewart.

I was wondering how the area was so litter strewn, when suddenly, an empty can of Red Bull bounced along the footpath and landed at my feet

The other day, while walking to Morrisons along the foot/cycle path on Wardentree Lane, I was wondering how the area was so litter strewn, when suddenly, an empty can of Red Bull bounced along the footpath and landed at my feet. It had been thrown from the cab of a passing lorry. Why are drivers/passengers throwing litter out of their vehicles to add to that already dropped by other litter louts? It can only be ignorance in all cases.

Years ago, government (tax payers) used to sponsor a campaign ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ using TV adverts and billboard signs. In my view we are overdue another similar effort.

First, anti-litter education should start in the home, then should be carried on in our schools and even in our workplaces.

People need to understand that dropping litter is not only an offence but it is seriously polluting our environment and we seem to be drowning in a sea of litter.

Some of your readers may have noticed that I’m standing as an Independent candidate here in Pinchbeck and Surfleet.

If elected, part-inspired by the above named councillors, I will use my designated budget to conduct by all practical measures an anti-litter campaign for the benefit of all in Pinchbeck and Surfleet.

By the way, as a truly independent candidate, I have neither the money or resources to print and deliver leaflets or put out posters in my area... so at least, in one respect; – electioneering junk mail – I’ll not be adding to the litter problem.

David Turp

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