Staggered by the amount of litter discarded on streets

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On a recent walk around the streets of Southsea, I was staggered by the amount of litter discarded in the streets.

Beer and soft drink cans, bottles, glasses, takeaway containers, you name it. I counted dozens upon dozens.

We know about the debris scattered on Southsea Common after barbecues (not so much recently thanks to the indifferent weather).

But what upsets me more than anything is the mindless smashing of bottles and glasses left on pavements and in gutters by drinkers.

Don’t these people realise how dangerous this can be to small children, let alone dogs and cats?

What kind of society are we becoming? A nation of litter louts? And who is policing this situation? No-one, apparently.