Wrong Sort of Litter
To the usual issues beloved of the letter writers to the Berwickshire News
add that of Litter SIR, - I live just off the town square in Duns.
Every week day lunchtime, students from the High School gather there to eat carry out meals.
They throw the packaging and then the food trays onto the pavements and return to school.
A Scottish Borders Council workman is then employed to go round and gather up all the rubbish the children have deposited.
This work is undertaken from the Square out to the school.
Apart from littering being an offence, the situation shows a sad lack of community spirit from tomorrow’s citizens and is something they will doubtless carry on into adulthood.
It should be possible to replace the council worker who cleans up after the young with a police officer and a book of penalty tickets.
Also, does the school include social responsibility in its teaching?
If not, they should consider it. If it is a subject, it needs revisiting.
He should know I suppose-its not something that's impinged on my consciousness especially after visits to N13 and most other big towns.
Improving school meals might be one answer?
Not,I think issuing offenders with tickets.
What might they do with them?
Yes, that's right
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