Why not use brush and dust pan?

Approaching North Shields Metro station to purchase my son’s bus pass, I noticed the area was littered with rubbish and hundreds of cigarette butts.

A council worker with a dust cart was fruitlessly trying to pick up cigarette butts with a grabber on a pole.

How frustrating. There clearly is a job needing to be done. Why not use the dust pan and brush method and we may see a remarkable difference in the cleanliness of our streets?

Jill Heslop

Tynemouth