JUST some thoughts. We all know that the cutbacks mean less road cleaning etc so perhaps we could all do our bit to stop littering and/or pick some of it up.

Maybe postmen could stop dropping elastic bands every few yards and reuse them. Then maybe we could keep our frontages tidy and, if necessary, clear a build-up from the drain covers. And maybe dog owners would clean up after their canine friends.

This means we would all live in a more pleasant enviroment. Smile and be polite – it costs nothing.