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PUBLISHED: 11:16 26 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:07 05 July 2010

DID you see the BBC1 Panorama programme, at 8.30pm Monday August 11, “A Dirty Island” by Bill Bryson?

I thought he had hit the nail right on the head, especially the cost of cleaning chewing gum off the streets at the cost of ten pence a time to remove the stuff, although I have been told by the cleaning services here that it cost more than that.

DID you see the BBC1 Panorama programme, at 8.30pm Monday August 11, “A Dirty Island” by Bill Bryson?

I thought he had hit the nail right on the head, especially the cost of cleaning chewing gum off the streets at the cost of ten pence a time to remove the stuff, although I have been told by the cleaning services here that it cost more than that.

Now, we the community tax payers, have to pay for this cleaning, therefore if people want to park their gum why not have a parking fee on a packet of chewing gum so that the gum chewer can pay for the cleaning, instead of the council tax payers having to pay for it's removal?

Perhaps the gum could be made digestible, like a toffee or sweet and then there would not be a problem.

With regard to other rubbish and litter, people do not get fined often enough, or perhaps our population is not interested that Britian is becoming a large rubbish dump especially when illegal fly dumping is so easy to get away with.

DOUG BEGBIE

Ship Road

Lowestoft


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