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Littering in Mansfield
As you may, or may not yet be aware, I live in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. It's quite a nice place (6th worst place to live in England according to Channel 4), but I don't completely believe that. It's got a fair amount of history, ever since roman times, and is split into many different areas, including Mansfield Town, Mansfield Woodhouse, Clipstone, Forest Town, etc...I myself live in the Mansfield Woodhouse area, which according to reports is the largest village in the UK.
But anyway, the other day I was walking the dog and she, rather unfortunately, decided it was time to 'go'. I'm sure we've all been there, and we can't exactly tell the dog to keep it in (They're exhibitionists). But we're left with 2 options, leave it, and run, or pick it up and bin it with a bag of some form. Seeing as I hate litter and littering, I found a doggie-crap bag and carried on my travels trying to find a bin.
However it took what seemed like ages to find a bin! I must have been walking for well over half-a-mile just to find one! And carrying on further it didn't get any better. I still didn't find many more bins. But this leaves us in a little dilemma. Walk for miles with dog-poo in one hand, and a lead in the other for an indefinite amount of time, or just leave it to fester, waiting for some poor-unfortunate to come rushing through and ruin their shoes, as well as their day. Hopefully you chose to pick it up and put it in the bin, but I'm sure you've run into similar problems, I mean, it can't just be Mansfield? Can it?
And unfortunately as well, it's not just dog-crap that gets left behind, Bottles, Cans, Crisp-Packets, Shoes, Chocolate-Wrappers, Small-Children, all gets left on the streets, and mainly in my garden! But why? Partly because people are very lazy, but mainly because bins are fast become an endangered species.
So Mansfield District Council, please get off your arses, and get putting more bins in! It'd lower litter rates, make it easier for residents, but most of all, it'd make my garden much cleaner! Thanks.