Tidy up to cut bills and keep open spaces clean for all

Daily Echo: Tidy up to cut bills and keep open spaces clean for all Tidy up to cut bills and keep open spaces clean for all

AFTER the miserable winter this area has experienced over the last few months, the recent spell of nice weather has been welcomed by many, eager to get out and enjoy the fresh air and warm sunshine in our open spaces.

A few drinks, maybe a barbecue or a picnic, in the company of family or friends, seemed to be very popular.

Why is it then, that a lot of these people go to a nice area to enjoy what it has to offer, and then walk away leaving their trash behind? What goes on in their brains that says that is OK to do?

I despair that humanity behaves in this way. I own and walk two dogs and I am required to pick up after them when they have been to the toilet. I know it is the right thing to do, I don’t need a law to make it happen.

The same reasoning however, doesn’t seem to apply to people eating and drinking outdoors.

There are laws to prevent littering, but there is never anyone around to implement them, not that they should need to, if only people had a little more consideration.

Just the simple act of putting rubbish in a bin, would save thousands of pounds on our taxes through avoiding clear-up costs, and keep our open spaces and environment clean for everyone to enjoy.

RICHARD A JACOB, Southampton.

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8:29pm Mon 17 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

On Daisy Dip this week-end it looked if some people had organised some activity for a lot of local youngsters, this was fine except when we went to walk through this morning they had left a mess of debris behind them, that added to variety of discarded beer cans soft drinks bottles and othe sundry litter has left the whole rea an eyesore. There are several waste bins dotted around the area, but the only people using them appear to be people picking up the waste from their dogs. Some of the litter is within spitting distance of the bins, people just have no respect and can't be asked to dispose of their rubbish or better still take it home and put in the right bins.
On Daisy Dip this week-end it looked if some people had organised some activity for a lot of local youngsters, this was fine except when we went to walk through this morning they had left a mess of debris behind them, that added to variety of discarded beer cans soft drinks bottles and othe sundry litter has left the whole rea an eyesore. There are several waste bins dotted around the area, but the only people using them appear to be people picking up the waste from their dogs. Some of the litter is within spitting distance of the bins, people just have no respect and can't be asked to dispose of their rubbish or better still take it home and put in the right bins. OSPREYSAINT
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