Reader's Letter: Should the council or the police be acting on this disgusting behaviour?

I just wanted to share what I have just seen on my evening dog walk in the Carrs. I experienced the same yesterday but was hoping it was a one off, but obviously not. My husband came across a very kind local man this morning who was clearing up yesterday's mess, then by this evening we find more of the same. This is a disgrace and inexcusable!

It is great that people want to meet up and picnic in these beautiful surroundings, but the Carrs will not stay beautiful for much longer if these selfish people continue to leave their rubbish.

I am struggling for words to express how angry this makes me feel, and I am sure the same can be said for the rest of our community.

As we are now approaching the summer, and with so many people not at school or work, this is certainly an area that requires some immediate attention from our local council and police if we are to eliminate such disgraceful behaviour.

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Fiona Doorbar
Saturday 23rd May 2020 at 7:44 am
The Edge is in a state too. I picked up as much rubbish as I could the other day. Lots of discarded gas canisters and beer cans. Offenders should be ashamed!
Chris Jones
Sunday 24th May 2020 at 12:03 am
Fiona
Cheshire Police are well aware of what occurs on The Edge, apart from general rubbish that comes from the average scum bag you mention gas canisters.
I did point Cheshire Police in this direction myself at the start of the lockdown . However it would appear that , some just like those beautiful people that the French navy escort to British waters for our Coastguard to pick up can do no wrong.
What’s happening at the moment isn’t quite what was expected of this government. Coronavirus will be a get out.
Raymond James Wallace
Tuesday 26th May 2020 at 5:33 pm
I hope people leaving rubbish around doesn’t become a problem, since the Coronavirus I have never seen the roads and streets so clean, and that seems to be the case in most areas. The only other thing I’ve noticed is the bagging of dog waste, being picked and bagged and then being left in hedges and fields, they’ve done the hard work.
David Smith
Tuesday 26th May 2020 at 6:56 pm
If this is a regular occurrence at certain locations the way to catch the offenders is to install temporary [for about say, one week] security cameras. They would obviously be camouflaged and out of sight with recordings sent live to a monitoring station [perhaps manned by local volunteers who would contact the police] so that any offender could be apprehended very soon after leaving the site or tracked down later using a combination of visual identification and mobile phone ID tracking.
Any such equipment could be relocated to other sites of regular littering to catch those who think it is an ok habit and not a social nuisance.
If anyone says that this might infringe some civil liberty or human right then they can be assigned to clean up all such examples of mess for the next 5 years!
Councillors please note: this is the sort of good use on which we expect you to spend our council tax.
Mark Eden
Tuesday 26th May 2020 at 8:16 pm
I agree with all the above comments. My wife and I do litter picks with the Nether Alderley Parish Group. The main offenders are teenagers and 20 somethings. This is the same generation that is supposed to care for the planet etc etc. Yet there seems to be a tolerance from the authorities of these scumbags. I would adopt a Singapore style zero tolerance and fine these "people" big time and make them clear up their mess as part of the punishment. I would then have three strikes and you're out and off to prison for say 12 months.

There is no respect anymore from certain feral sections of society. The law is weak and there is a temerity of the authorities to do anything. No guts, no leadership at any level.

I'm afraid we can only do our bit to clear up this mess like the Wombles! I would be happy though to form some kind of surveillance group to inform the police but then they would be too busy with online hate crimes!!
David Smith
Thursday 28th May 2020 at 11:15 am
Well said Mark and well done to all your volunteer group. Offenders need to accompany you for a lengthy period so they can observe the respectful social standards that decent folk conduct their lives by.
I agree also with your sentiments that there is an air of indifference and "no idea what to do" attitude from the muppets who we elect to run our lives around here or employ in Cheshire East via our council tax or via our various taxes taken from us by HMRC (including vat).
Paul Williams
Thursday 28th May 2020 at 5:14 pm
Chris Jones
SUNDAY 24TH MAY 2020 AT 12:03 AM
Fiona
Cheshire Police are well aware of what occurs on The Edge, apart from general rubbish that comes from the average scum bag you mention gas canisters.
I did point Cheshire Police in this direction myself at the start of the lockdown . However it would appear that , some just like those beautiful people that the French navy escort to British waters for our Coastguard to pick up can do no wrong.
What’s happening at the moment isn’t quite what was expected of this government. Coronavirus will be a get out.


Random racism pops up everywhere.
Fiona Doorbar
Friday 29th May 2020 at 6:59 am
Please do not associate me with racism....I merely mentioned that I cleared up some mess myself and that whoever the offenders were should be ashamed of themselves!!
Duncan Herald
Friday 29th May 2020 at 12:52 pm
To widen a little the topic.
The A.E. park shows its now greater usage; bottles (both glass and plastic), cans, broken glass.
Can the possibility of solar powered CCTV be re-visited?
Muhammad Rafique
Friday 29th May 2020 at 7:42 pm
Duncan

In your role as Parish Councillor, you worked hard to improve the facilities in the village. I am wondering whether you would consider putting your party allegiance to one side and nominate yourself to fill the vacancy created by Geoff Hall's resignation.
Paul Williams
Saturday 30th May 2020 at 8:04 pm
Fiona
I am sorry if you felt that I was accusing you of racism.
I certainly was not and I apologise if this is what you thought.
As you can see, I was just quoting the whole post from the second poster which was initially addressed to you.

Once again, I'm sorry for the confusion.

Best wishes.
Duncan Herald
Sunday 31st May 2020 at 9:46 am
Hi Muhammad,
Cor Blimey! That took me by surprise!
Given my age and decrepitude I doubt I could 'keep up the good work'.
But as you are clearly a man of good taste, I'd be more than happy to sign nomination papers in your name.
Go for it!

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