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With kind permission of the British Newspaper Archives

 

The scourge of society everywhere and worst than ever in a countryside setting. Some blame the lack of waste bins, some blame a lack of litter clearance – I blame solely those who leave their litter. Following any sunny, warm weekend lots of litter will be found on Monday morning.  I recall this happening in the 1970s but it goes back much further than that. Since the ease of access o the Dove Stone circuit footpath in 1989, the number of visitors has increased and so has the litter.

 

 

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Even one discarded can will destroy the outlook – place your finger over the top of it and see the difference

 

 

 

 

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Rubbish washed up from the reservoir – but it was originally put in the water by somebody

 

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Quite often there are many discarded shoes and trainers washed up at the overflow. My colleague was taking a group of children on a guided walk when one of the kids spotted the trainers and asked, “Are those trainers from all the people who have drowned in the reservoir?”

 

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This is not Dove Stone. Just to illustrate a point. Before the introduction of the waste bin, the area used to be relatively clear of litter. The bin actually attracted more litter.

 

 

 

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Yeoman Hey woods

 

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Outside the Ranger Centre in 1985 – this was how I found it on arrival early one morning

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Fly tipping in a layby within a national park

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When littering came to their help – Yorkshire Evening News April 1903 With kind permission of the British News Archives

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