Grotspots highlighted after campaign launched

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DOZENS of readers have given their views on Sheffield’s litter hot spots - and what can be done about the problem.

The Star has reported how Sheffield Council has launched a ‘Love Your City’ campaign to encourage civic pride as it also steps up fines.

Patricia Ashmore said: “Southey Hill is shocking for litter. No matter the fine, how do we catch them?”

Fiona Doman said: “The problem is lack of police.”

Terry Tiller, of Kelham Island, said: “What concerns me are bottles dropped from student flats above Upper Don Walk. They are a danger to passers-by and a hazard for dogs.”

Streets around Birley Community College were a concern for Pauline Williams.

She said: “Students walk to school dropping bottles, cans and packets as they go. There are bins at the top of Birley Moor Drive but the children will not carry their rubbish to them. I always thought young people were more in tune with the environment.”

One resident living near Westfield Sports College added: “I would like to bring to attention the amount of litter thrown by pupils.”

Val Elliott, of Bedgebury Close, Sothall, said: “Dog owners let pets foul the verges outside our garden fences and on the footpath.”

Margaret Mitchell, of Fox Lane, Birley, said: “My neighbour and I do a litter pick on playing fields opposite our houses, otherwise it becomes an eyesore. Many parents couldn’t care less, so neither will their children.”

Michelle Biggins, of Aston-Cum-Aughton, said: “I drive every day along the Aston bypass and the litter is unbelievable. We are talking about one of the main routes into Sheffield.”

But Graham Bacon, of Worksop, said: “I have had to visit on weekdays for my wife to attend Weston Park Hospital. I was very conscious of the lack of litter on the pavements and in the gutters. My home town of Worksop is a disgrace for litter - but Sheffield stands out as one of the cleanest places I’ve visited.”