LETTERS: Dismayed at littering

I am dismayed, disgusted and disappointed by my fellow countrymen/women with the amount of rubbish that litters our towns, cities and countryside.

Saturday, 25th March 2017, 5:20 pm
Newspaper: Hemsworth Express. Story: Complaints are being made about flytipping and littering at the former Westfield Hotel, which is becoming a dangerous eyesore and attracting rats. Pictured is some of the waste material, a large amount of which looks like trade waste, that has been flytipped. Reporter: Don Mort. Photographer: Andrew Bellis. Photo date: 16/02/16 Picture Ref: AB060c0216

Much of the rubbish is thrown from vehicles. In addition to this is the amount of regular fly-tipping which has then to be removed by councils.

It seems short-sighted of councils to charge for vans to bring rubbish in when they then have to send out their own vehicles when the rubbish has been fly-tipped in, usually, a local beauty spot.

With regard to the thoughtless people who throw out rubbish from their cars, or drop cans down where they walk, surely it does not need a great deal of intelligence to think about taking their rubbish home with them and putting in their own bins?

In my local area there are a group of people who have taken to ‘clearing up days’ and have made a splendid job (I hasten to add I will join them on their next ‘day’, and say thank you for your public spirit).

We can all learn a lesson here.

Can my fellow citizens please think about the beautiful country we have, show a little pride and take home any and all litter they make?

Marilyn S Shaw, via email