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Letter of the week: Sunderland back lanes are a disgrace

Waste discarded in Millfield sparked an inquiry and successful prosecution.
Waste discarded in Millfield sparked an inquiry and successful prosecution.

I would like to express my thanks to the Echo for its campaign against litter in Sunderland.

For all the good intentions of Clean Streets, an investigation is needed into the cause of the litter in the back lanes of Millfield.

The Echo's Clean Streets campaign logo.

The Echo's Clean Streets campaign logo.

Most people understand and comply with the system of blue and green bins but some do not.

They mix their waste and place it in black bin liners, which are then heaped into one of the bins.

The bin liners are then split open in the back lane and the contents scattered all over the place.

If you take a look round Millfield you will see that some of the back lanes are a disgrace.

This is not the fault of our councillors or the workers employed by the council.

Two questions: Why do some people not understand the system? And why are the contents emptied all over the back lanes?

We have monthly meetings of the Millfield Residents’ Association at St Mark’s Community Association but no one comes to represent the Conservatives. I believe in democracy and like all views to be heard.

The next residents’ meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 4. The police crime figures will be heard from 6.30pm and the residents’ meeting will take place from 7pm.

John Watson

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