England blighted by litterWritten by Wandsworth Conservatives Tuesday, 23 September 2008 16:48
Peter Ainsworth has described a report on levels of litter in England as "depressing."
The survey found that over half of England is blighted by unsatisfactory levels of litter - and the Shadow Environment Secretary stressed that this raised "fresh questions" over DEFRA's attempts to address the problem:
"The appalling fact that more than half of England is blighted by unsatisfactory levels of litter demands a renewed effort from the Government and local authorities."
Other key findings from the report include:
- Only one local authority out of almost 350 was considered to have 'good' levels of litter
- 87% of London boroughs have unsatisfactory levels of litter
- Every local authority in the North West has unacceptable litter levels
Peter said, "There is an urgent need to improve the quality of our shared spaces and bear down on the litter louts before an eyesore becomes a much more serious problem."
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