Litter harms town’s image

Litter harms town’s image

Litter harms town’s image

First published in Your Letters
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I have just been to meet visitors arriving at Weymouth railway station, and was amazed to see so much litter and cigarette ends.

Having just walked down the Wyke road, I saw a council worker picking up paper with a grabber – what about all the weeds that have been sprayed?

They do not disappear on their own, they have to be pulled up and swept away.

The amount of leaves will only block the drains.

Are all the people on community service unable to use a brush, or is it against their human rights?

Come on council, look around you.

Think of our visitors.

MARGARET HIGHFIELD, Faircross Court, Weymouth

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1:23pm Thu 28 Aug 14

portland.bill says...

Weymouth has been a litter strewn town for the last 30yrs , Dorset has allways been called dirty dorset with Weymouth leading the way,
Weymouth has been a litter strewn town for the last 30yrs , Dorset has allways been called dirty dorset with Weymouth leading the way, portland.bill
  • Score: -7

1:30pm Thu 28 Aug 14

portland rebel says...

and one of our councilors telling us last week, how well the waste authority do at cleaning up the place.;
and one of our councilors telling us last week, how well the waste authority do at cleaning up the place.; portland rebel
  • Score: -2

1:47pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Atilla says...

Its not the council that drops litter.......its us
Its not the council that drops litter.......its us Atilla
  • Score: 19

5:32pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Thought Provoker says...

Atilla wrote:
Its not the council that drops litter.......its us
What a sensible quote. It is about time people stopped expecting the Council to do everything for them and that people started to take a bit of responsibility themselves.
[quote][p][bold]Atilla[/bold] wrote: Its not the council that drops litter.......its us[/p][/quote]What a sensible quote. It is about time people stopped expecting the Council to do everything for them and that people started to take a bit of responsibility themselves. Thought Provoker
  • Score: 17

5:47pm Thu 28 Aug 14

melcombe boy says...

Thought Provoker wrote:
Atilla wrote:
Its not the council that drops litter.......its us
What a sensible quote. It is about time people stopped expecting the Council to do everything for them and that people started to take a bit of responsibility themselves.
Exactly!
[quote][p][bold]Thought Provoker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Atilla[/bold] wrote: Its not the council that drops litter.......its us[/p][/quote]What a sensible quote. It is about time people stopped expecting the Council to do everything for them and that people started to take a bit of responsibility themselves.[/p][/quote]Exactly! melcombe boy
  • Score: 17

5:58pm Thu 28 Aug 14

peskykat says...

I live in the town centre and it disgusts me that when I go pass the many pubs the amount of fag ends outside on the pavements , roads because the smokers are too lazy to put them in the cigarette metal boxes that are provided on the walls outside the pubs , night clubs . It is as said down to us and respecting the area around us .
I live in the town centre and it disgusts me that when I go pass the many pubs the amount of fag ends outside on the pavements , roads because the smokers are too lazy to put them in the cigarette metal boxes that are provided on the walls outside the pubs , night clubs . It is as said down to us and respecting the area around us . peskykat
  • Score: 14

11:13pm Thu 28 Aug 14

portland rebel says...

Thought Provoker wrote:
Atilla wrote:
Its not the council that drops litter.......its us
What a sensible quote. It is about time people stopped expecting the Council to do everything for them and that people started to take a bit of responsibility themselves.
yes they should, but they dont, and as they dont it is the councils job to clear it up, it is one of the jobs that that we all pay the council for.
[quote][p][bold]Thought Provoker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Atilla[/bold] wrote: Its not the council that drops litter.......its us[/p][/quote]What a sensible quote. It is about time people stopped expecting the Council to do everything for them and that people started to take a bit of responsibility themselves.[/p][/quote]yes they should, but they dont, and as they dont it is the councils job to clear it up, it is one of the jobs that that we all pay the council for. portland rebel
  • Score: -4

9:44am Fri 29 Aug 14

JamesYoung says...

portland rebel wrote:
Thought Provoker wrote:
Atilla wrote:
Its not the council that drops litter.......its us
What a sensible quote. It is about time people stopped expecting the Council to do everything for them and that people started to take a bit of responsibility themselves.
yes they should, but they dont, and as they dont it is the councils job to clear it up, it is one of the jobs that that we all pay the council for.
We do pay them to do this.
However, as somebody that doesn't drop litter, i wonder why i should have to?
I am fairly sure, given the number of people i see discarding rubbish visibly, that a couple of litter wardens would be self funding. A £50 fine and 10 hours of litter collecting should do the job.
[quote][p][bold]portland rebel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thought Provoker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Atilla[/bold] wrote: Its not the council that drops litter.......its us[/p][/quote]What a sensible quote. It is about time people stopped expecting the Council to do everything for them and that people started to take a bit of responsibility themselves.[/p][/quote]yes they should, but they dont, and as they dont it is the councils job to clear it up, it is one of the jobs that that we all pay the council for.[/p][/quote]We do pay them to do this. However, as somebody that doesn't drop litter, i wonder why i should have to? I am fairly sure, given the number of people i see discarding rubbish visibly, that a couple of litter wardens would be self funding. A £50 fine and 10 hours of litter collecting should do the job. JamesYoung
  • Score: 12

10:06am Wed 3 Sep 14

DarioVerde says...

You will also notice that there is an aversion to using brooms nowadays. Council workers either use pickers or blowers , both near useless when confronted with gutters and pavements full of rubbish. I live near the town centre and all we get is the road sweeper driving down the middle of the not dirty road (all of the rubbish is in the gutters) manned by 2 people, which does nothing to the cleanliness of the road. Bring back the person with a barrow and broom, and make them responsible for an area (like it was in the past). much poorer countries in Europe seem to be able to get this together. Is it all about civic pride?
You will also notice that there is an aversion to using brooms nowadays. Council workers either use pickers or blowers , both near useless when confronted with gutters and pavements full of rubbish. I live near the town centre and all we get is the road sweeper driving down the middle of the not dirty road (all of the rubbish is in the gutters) manned by 2 people, which does nothing to the cleanliness of the road. Bring back the person with a barrow and broom, and make them responsible for an area (like it was in the past). much poorer countries in Europe seem to be able to get this together. Is it all about civic pride? DarioVerde
  • Score: 1
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