Minority soil town’s image

My wife and I were visiting Alnwick over the weekend and were very impressed with the communal litter-pick which took place on Sunday.

Well done to all of those who took part.

It’s just a pity that we have the scourge of litter bugs in the first place.

But it is not only the litter bugs who need to be dealt with.

I found it quite shameful that two young volunteers were spending a great deal of time picking up thousands of cigarette butts and other rubbish left outside the Market Tavern and the Penny Black in Fenkle Street.

Not only that, but my wife had already commented earlier in the morning on the number of glasses left overnight on the pavements and sills of these premises.

A lovely sight for visitors and resident alike.

Don’t the licensees of these establishments have any shame, or for that matter any legal responsibility for clearing up the mess made by their customers?

Alnwick is a lovely town and a wonderful tourist destination, it’s just a pity that a small minority are tarnishing its image.

Stuart Bucknell,