Dear Editor,It's good to see [...]; LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.
Dear Editor,It's good to see North Lanarkshire Council inviting people to join in with a series of health walks across the region [Advertiser, January 22]. I hope they manage to avoid the sea of litter and trash on these walks.
Last summer, the Advertiser covered some clean-ups I did around my area, especially the North Calder heritage trail, which led to me having a protest at the Scottish Parliament.
Unfortunately, the litter situation has got worse - I have been out down the glen in the past couple of weeks but feel as though I'm fighting a losing battle.
The back roads and the side of main and slip roads are a disgrace.
I suggest a simple thing like taxing car and lorry drivers, and especially van drivers, by a fiver a year to spend on this massive problem - to be solely spent on clearing litter from roads, parks, walks and so on.
I think a cleaner environment boosts people's health and wellbeing. James Bergin, Petersburn
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|Publication:||Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser (Lanarkshire, Scotland)|
|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Date:||Feb 12, 2020|
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