I am fortunate enough to be able to enjoy a daily walk or two around Worthing, usually including a stroll along the promenade.
I have noticed that the level of littering has increased greatly over the past few years.
Myself and friends are forever doing our bit to place plastic bags, beer tins and bottles in the many bins that have been provided.
It is a sad state of affairs when there are so many ignorant people in or visiting the town.
However, I have just read of a scheme being introduced in Bournemouth which would involve no cost to the council (and hence council taxpayers).
They are about to roll this out using a company called 3GS.
This company employs its own staff whereby they can fine anyone who litters £75.
They are wholly responsible to follow up any legal measures they require to enforce these fines.
Worthing should be proud of what it has to offer and needs to protect in particular areas such as the seafront.
On the face of it, I cannot see any immediate arguments against outsourcing part of this problem to a private company. In the mean time myself and friends will continue to collect and place rubbish in the bins.
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