We're the scruffiest in Europe

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Friday, 3rd August 2018, 2:48 pm
Updated Friday, 31st August 2018, 5:14 pm
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Over the years the letters roll in; nothing changes.

We are still the scruffiest people in Northern Europe.

It’s a fact – a derelict house gets vandalised.

Similarly, a town that gives low priority to its appearance and maintenance will not induce people to care.

Some years ago, Singapore had the same problem.

Their leaders decided that litter/neglect was a crime against society and punished offenders with a meaningful fine – now it’s one of the loveliest (and proudest) countries on earth.

That’s the answer (education isn’t working) – but I suppose we would be more concerned with the culprits’ human rights.