I READ your article in the Leader, which came last evening, and I do agree with what you say.
The state of some of this area due to rubbish is appalling (Picking up on street litter, Gazette, July 6).
Most afternoons I visit Hayes End recreation ground and Barra Hall Park. Both lovely places, but why, oh why do people throw away their cans, plastic bottles, takeaway boxes and beer bottles?
I am retired and use a mobility scooter due to a road accident in 1996. My husband also uses a mobility scooter.
We have both had so many punctures due to smashed glass that I now pick up any bottle I see and throw it in the first waste bin I come across.
One morning in Hayes End recreation ground I picked up 20 beer bottles at one site where folks had had a barbecue the evening before.
There was also a nasty-looking bottle opener left, so that also went in the bin.
I really do hate to see this area in the awful state it is. There are enough bins about - why don't people use them?
I guess it is the fact there is so much rubbish lying in the streets and parks they think their bit more won't matter.
I hope you are able to raise awareness of all this and that people will become more responsible with their rubbish, in time.