Public-spirited volunteers do a great service picking up our rubbish

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IT WAS heartening to read how hundreds had joined together to help clear some of the rubbish and litter dumped on our streets by louts.

But, as your reporter David Seymour pointed out in his column last week it is often the case that ‘a courtyard common to all will be swept by none’.

Well done to these community-spirited cleaners who are willing to give up their time for the good of our town.

But what a shame they have to do it. Perhaps I am a little naive but wouldn’t it be nice if people simply took their rubbish home or put it in the bin where it belonged?

Does the council still hand out fines for people who are caught littering our streets? If so then I hope they catch the culprits and make them pay for the work which these volunteers have done.

They should take the rubbish round to these litter louts’ homes and leave it in their gardens - see how they like it in their own back yard!

A taste of their own medicine would work a treat I think!

Jennifer Bethell