We need clean up

We need clean up

We need clean up

First published in Letters by

I TOTALLY agree with Ann Gray (Letters, July 2) about the dreadful state of the streets in the centre of York.

Covered with a layer of wrappings, general junk and food, they are a sad blot on what is regarded as one of Britain’s premier tourist attractions. If we want these people to return and furthermore not to tell their friends to avoid the place, something needs to be done and fast.

The usual argument is that there is a shortage of money to pay cleaners. So why not direct the unemployed to help clean the place up?

M C Usherwood, Mendip Close, Huntington, York.

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1:06pm Fri 4 Jul 14

bolero says...

No, it's not so much a shortage of money. It's more a case of dirty, untidy, litter dropping individuals. Heavens knows what their own homes must be like.
No, it's not so much a shortage of money. It's more a case of dirty, untidy, litter dropping individuals. Heavens knows what their own homes must be like. bolero
  • Score: 17

1:56pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Dr Robert says...

I must agree with bolero, but come to think I have never heard of these disgusting individuals who wantonly throw litter to the ground , being prosecuted.
I must agree with bolero, but come to think I have never heard of these disgusting individuals who wantonly throw litter to the ground , being prosecuted. Dr Robert
  • Score: 1

3:57pm Fri 4 Jul 14

wildthing666 says...

It has just been found that the so called back to work scam run by the DWP is not compatible with European law and as usual GIDS is going to appeal, more government money wasted in a vain attempt to save money
It has just been found that the so called back to work scam run by the DWP is not compatible with European law and as usual GIDS is going to appeal, more government money wasted in a vain attempt to save money wildthing666
  • Score: 6

3:10am Sat 5 Jul 14

Magicman! says...

wildthing666 wrote:
It has just been found that the so called back to work scam run by the DWP is not compatible with European law and as usual GIDS is going to appeal, more government money wasted in a vain attempt to save money
Ian Duncan Smith is about as much use a chocolate teapot. he's wated £40 MILLION on a failed computer system, which the government has written off... yet if a jobseeker only applied for 5 jobs in a week when they're supposed to apply for at least 6, then they don't get their £70 (or however much they get now) and have to starve themselves for the week.

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funny thing is, I was agreeing with this letter... right up until the usual twaddle about forcing unemployed people to do the dirty cleaning work without pay, basically slave labour. Most of those who are unemployed are there through no fault of their own, so to force such people into what could be classed as degrading work is abhorrent. Prisoners doing such work on the other hand would be OK, as they have committed a crime and a disservice to the public in one way or another.
[quote][p][bold]wildthing666[/bold] wrote: It has just been found that the so called back to work scam run by the DWP is not compatible with European law and as usual GIDS is going to appeal, more government money wasted in a vain attempt to save money[/p][/quote]Ian Duncan Smith is about as much use a chocolate teapot. he's wated £40 MILLION on a failed computer system, which the government has written off... yet if a jobseeker only applied for 5 jobs in a week when they're supposed to apply for at least 6, then they don't get their £70 (or however much they get now) and have to starve themselves for the week. --- funny thing is, I was agreeing with this letter... right up until the usual twaddle about forcing unemployed people to do the dirty cleaning work without pay, basically slave labour. Most of those who are unemployed are there through no fault of their own, so to force such people into what could be classed as degrading work is abhorrent. Prisoners doing such work on the other hand would be OK, as they have committed a crime and a disservice to the public in one way or another. Magicman!
  • Score: 29

11:12pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Silver says...

End of the day put your rubbish in the bin. We've become an instant gratification culture. We're not used to waiting for anything so we chuck stuff when we're finished before we make it anywhere near a bin.
End of the day put your rubbish in the bin. We've become an instant gratification culture. We're not used to waiting for anything so we chuck stuff when we're finished before we make it anywhere near a bin. Silver
  • Score: 0

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