This article was published in 2013, in Newsletter 108.

Just a quick reminder, especially now that summer may at last be approaching. If you see intact glass bottles left by litter bugs, you’ll be doing everyone a great favour, especially the cows grazing on the commons, if you stop and pick them up. That is before they become the massive health and safety hazard that broken glass becomes. It’s a pity people can’t clear up after themselves. If only the authorities would spend more of my taxes apprehending and prosecuting these litter louts, rather than paying people to act as their servants and clear up the mess that shouldn’t be there; then maybe the message would get through that leaving any litter is socially unacceptable.

Heather Coleman