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Bracknell roads have become 'litter hotspots'

Published: 29 Aug 2014 12:450 comments

LITTER-BUG drivers have been urged to stop throwing rubbish out of their car windows.

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Neighbourhood action group volunteer Nigel Dumbrell said the problem was worsening in the Bracknell area.

Mr Dumbrell, vice chairman of Harmans Water & The Parks, Martin’s Heron & The Warren Neighbourhood Action Group, said: “Some people are saving up their rubbish in bags and are throwing them out of the window, including dirty nappies.

“But beer drinkers seem to be the worst culprits judging by the number of cans we find on the roads, pavements and bushes.”

On Saturday, nine members of the NAG took part in a litter pick in Martin’s Heron, in the area around the Tesco store, and collected 14 sacks of rubbish.

It was the second litter pick this year and another operation is planned before Christmas.

Hotspots for litter dumping include the A329 and A322 roads.

Mr Dumbrell said three members of the Tesco store staff at Martin’s Heron assisted his two teams.

He said volunteers were advised not to touch needles and broken glass and that council chiefs had supplied equipment.

He said: “We cannot touch private property but we delve into bushes and gutters and scoop up lots of stuff thrown from cars, including dirty nappies.”

He added: “These irresponsible motorists are leaving a terrible legacy for the environment and are setting an awful example.“

Mr Dumbrell said the problem of litter had deteriorated so fast that council contractors were unable to do the street cleaning jobs without community help.

Youngsters from the Wayz youth group in Harmans Water have offered to help the next litter pick.

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