Reader's letter: Clean up after yourselves
I completely agree with Mr Rodney Hogg (Action Is Demanded Over Rising Anti-social Behaviour, Advertiser, December 17) however, the problems aren’t limited to the Bridge ward area of Newark.
Thoughtless drivers have always been an issue in Newark for as long as I have lived here, treating many roads as a racetrack and overtaking without a second thought.
However, littering does seem to be a problem that is getting worse.
During the lockdown I started taking regular walks around where I live and have been increasingly saddened by the amount of litter that I have seen being dropped.
A lack of bins cannot be blamed because, staggeringly, some of it was on the floor just yards from a bin!
While fast food paper forms the majority of the litter, a new craze seems to be dropping paper masks on the floor when they are finished with.
Who has brought up these people?
When I was young I threw a sweet wrapper on the floor, which was quickly spotted by my mother. She frog-marched me back to the offending item and gave me such a public dressing down while making me pick it up that I have never done it again.
Perhaps public dressings down are the way to go to solve the problem.
We are so lucky in Newark to have such lovely green spaces and places to walk so it is a shame that they are being marred by such thoughtless and unnecessary anti-social behaviour.
Please, think about others and start cleaning up after yourselves. — A. CHAMBERS, Newark (Full address supplied).