We can all help

PUBLISHED: 07:00 20 July 2013

The council does a reasonable job collecting litter in Exmouth.

The ‘gent’ collecting from the bin outside St John’s leisure grounds on Monday, July 8, went beyond the norm by collecting bags of weekend rubbish from within the field.

Some dog owners, footballers and others who come to enjoy the facility invariably leave rubbish behind?

Most arrive by car, which is itself a convenient means of taking their refuse away for disposal at home.

All that’s needed is a car boot and a bag or two.

Dog walkers, with more than one dog, exit by the bin without depositing any dog-pooh at all. Logic suggests at least one dog should need to have relieved itself!

Someone even throws filled doggie bags in the brambles where they remain festooned indefinitely.

Plastic bottles, cans and other discards are dropped within a few feet of the bin itself and people pass by apparently content to leave them where they are.

Questions beg as to why some, not all, people would want to trash the very places they enjoy visiting? Do they drop litter around their own homes and gardens? Do they realise collecting litter from public places is ultimately paid for by council tax payers, ie them? Were that not necessary I’m sure a significant amount of money could be better spent on better causes.

A neighbour and I periodically collect bags of litter from the field. Either that or see the same discarded rubbish day after day.

Colin Burrett

Humphries Park

Exmouth

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