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A Hopeless Quest?

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'Clean for the Queen' has been and gone, the Queen's 90th Birthday has been and gone, so what else has gone?

Well, a lot of rubbish from the streets of Tattenhall for sure! It is just 6 weeks after the brave 'Keep Tattenhall Tidy' event in which I was involved as a solitary can picker on Rocky Lane. On that occasion, I collected around 200 cans, from brand new to ancient; now it was time for a revisit.

Just a quick check-up, tidying up loose ends was the idea. I had to reconsider that. The continuing rainfalls and some mud removing had washed up a second layer of old cans. It is rather like an archeological dig. The difference with a dig, however, is that you would on those occasions want to find items! On Rocky Lane you don't, but you do uncover plenty of cans. Surely more than 150 cans again!

That's that, but the really bad news is, there were a number of new cans as well which were lying on the ground and thrust from cars into the hedges. At least 20. In only 6 weeks?

The image shows an example of 'hedge ditching'. It is on the right hand side of the road, just off the A41. I left it for everyone to see.

The second image depicts a variety of cans — very old, old and new.

Mercifully the shooting vegetation starts covering up for the summer. But how can we expect kids not to dump their sweet wrappers?

Perhaps we need an environmental think tank in Tattenhall. Just a thought. Please keep it in mind.

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