Lutton’s litter problem – but hardly any crime

Eric Saxton and Ivan Knight and the tarmac that has been dumped in Lutton. Photo: SG110413-114NG
Eric Saxton and Ivan Knight and the tarmac that has been dumped in Lutton. Photo: SG110413-114NG
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Settees, televisions, the packaging from fast food meals... just some of the rubbish that regularly gets dumped in the village.

Lutton Parish Council vice-chairman Eric Saxton said: “Our biggest problem is litter and fly tipping. I think it’s getting to the stage where it is serious because this week I have found two areas where tarmac has been deposited at the back of the church.”

Retired villager Alan Wheeler dislikes the litter so much he goes out three times a week picking up rubbish on the roads in and around Lutton.

Alan (69) says: “I go out for about an hour most times – litter just drives me nuts. It keeps me going.”

However, when it comes to crime Eric and the rest of the villagers gathered in the Jolly Crispin have to think long and hard before they can come up with the last time they had any.

Eventually, Eric – a retired local ‘bobby’ – says: “Oh yes, they took the lead off the church roof, but they got them for it.”

It’s obviously a safe place for old and young, who have all kinds of groups to prevent isolation, such as Little Nics for mums and babies or toddlers, which meets every Wednesday in the village hall, or the fortnightly Friendship Club which is open to everyone, regular bingo and monthly meetings of the Mothers’ Union.

Nanette and Ken have themed food nights at the Jolly Crispin, with steaks and salad bar on Fridays, South African cuisine on Saturdays, and traditional roasts for Sunday lunches.