Cotswold Dc Leader Condemns Ring Road Litter Yobs

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Cotswold Dc Leader Condemns Ring Road Litter Yobs

Litter yobs in Cirencester have undone all the good work of council clean-up contractors.

Large quantities of newspapers were scattered along the verges of the Cirencester ring road at the weekend, just days after Cotswold District Council contractors had carried out a litter-picking operation in the area.

"This is the most appalling example of littering I have ever seen," said Council leader Cllr Lynden Stowe. "It looked deliberate and if anyone knows who did it we will bring the full force of the law to bear on them."

The Council is currently running a Keep The Cotswolds Clean campaign to spread the message that tossing rubbish out of cars, dropping cigarette butts, discarding gum and dumping waste will not be tolerated.

To back up the message, it added £25,000 to its £750,000 street cleansing budget in 2006/07 and will be adding another £25,000 in 2007/08.

"We live in a beautiful and mostly tidy part of the world, but there are a few individuals who think it's acceptable to throw litter on to our verges and hedgerows," added Cllr Stowe.

"The Council is committed to making the Cotswolds cleaner despite the actions of a selfish minority who are responsible for events like that at the weekend."

Council contractors have already this year cleaned up the A429 and the A419, as well as the Cirencester ring road, and they will be moving on to other main roads in the District when resources allow.

They will be returning to the ring road in the next few days following the weekend's events.

Anyone with information about last weekend's littering can contact Waste Communications Officer Mike Harris on 01285 623140.

Posted : 13/03/2007 17:42:45

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