LITTER: Something must be done in Whitley Bay

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I am growing increasingly concerned about the levels of rubbish being left at the Co-op and Kwikfit car parks near the Spanish City, which inevitably leads up to the surrounding residential streets.

Every morning, and sometimes several times a day, I pick up litter along my street and place it in the council bin positioned at the end of the street.

However, most afternoons I return from work to find yet more litter lying outside my house.

The periphery of the Co-op car park is of particular concern.

This area is littered with rubbish, including drink cans, fast food and confectionary wrappers and a plethora of plastic forks and ice-cream spoons.

People seem to park, visit the amusements and restaurants, then dump all the rubbish from their cars before they depart.

While it makes me angry that people are devoid of personal responsibility and respect for others by leaving their waste in the first place, it is clear that there is inadequate cleaning of the area by those who accept and promote their custom, whether businesses or the council.

It is fantastic that the area is popular and prosperous and this, of course, is desirable for Whitley Bay residents.

Something must done about the litter problem, however, as the popularity of the area should not be of detriment to the residents who work hard to keep their homes well maintained and their surrounding environment pleasant.

Sarah McEwan

Whitley Bay