LITTER: Time for a clean-up

Chamber of Trade chairman Carlo Biagioni, second from left, with helpers at the clean-up of Alnwick town centre.
Chamber of Trade chairman Carlo Biagioni, second from left, with helpers at the clean-up of Alnwick town centre.
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Visiting my family in Alnwick last week, I flew to Newcastle and took the bus from Newcastle to Alnwick, travelling northwards up the A1 in broad daylight for the first time in many years.

was utterly appalled by the amount of litter on the verges on both sides practically the entire way.

In some places, the earth/grass/soil could not be seen for the amount of litter. It had the appearance of a poor Third World country highway.

While aware that it is the responsibility of the public not to litter, I know that many people nowadays are irresponsible and will certainly add to any litter that they see. Much of this mess also appeared not to have been tossed from cars, but fallen or blown off lorries.

However, I understand the ultimate or bottom line of responsibility for the state of the verges lies with the Highways Authority, and I appeal to you to clean them up.