HOW I agree with all the letters about the dirty and unkempt streets and verges of York. The grass growing a foot tall on the side of the footpath on Monks Stray.

I have just spent three days in South Shields and the street cleaners were busy Saturday until eight at night and Sunday afternoon.

I think Mr Alexander and his team should get some advice from Tyneside council.

J Sellers, Priory Wood Way, York.