Too soft on litterbugs

I WOULD like to ask Sheffield Council just when are they going to crack down on the people who scatter and throw litter around the City?

Thursday, 20th September 2007, 4:12 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th September 2007, 4:12 pm

For them to prosecute fewer than 100 people is laughable. if the litter wardens (if that is their title) want to catch the people responsible they only have to stay in certain spots and they could catch 100 people an hour. East Parade, Cathedral forecourt and grounds, Fargate... all these places are covered in litter and cigarette ends every day especially between the hours of noon and two o`clock.

There are spots like these all around the city so why aren’t more people caught? Just get tough with them, fine them and fine them again if they repeat the offence.

The Council also promised a crackdown on wheelie bins left at the roadside but here we are nearly a year on and on Ecclesall Road from Hunters Bar to just before the Banner Cross Hotel bins are scattered all along the pavement as they have been for the past 10 years. This also happens throughout the city and the biggest culprits seem to be students.

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I saw a cigarette packet deposited at the junction of Norfolk Street and Chapel Walk with a litter bin not 12 feet away. And on Meeting House Lane, it seems as though the clients of the Job Centre have decided to turn the small raised garden into a tip. I feel sorry for the people who work at the offices who the garden belongs to.

Is it me or do other people find this kind of behaviour abhorrent?

Mr. V. Malone, Spotswood Close