Appeal for litter patrols as Hartlepool left strewn with rubbish

Mitch Wilson pictured opposite the wooded area where litter has become a problem,
Mitch Wilson pictured opposite the wooded area where litter has become a problem,
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GRANDAD Mitch Wilson has gathered 30 bags of litter as he highlights rubbish left by members of the public.

The 63-year-old construction engineer regularly takes his dog for walks in the Hart and Clavering area of Hartlepool near where he lives.

Rubbish found by Mitch Wilson

Rubbish found by Mitch Wilson

And he says he is constantly saddened and angered by the amount of rubbish he finds as it has an effect on the environment and wildlife, as well as looking unsightly,

The dad and grandad claims that over recent weeks he has collected 30 bags of rubbish, with pieces of litter including bottles, cans, and packets.

Today he told the Mail that he wants to try to get a message to people to take care of their town and put their rubbish in a bin.

Mitch also believes Hartlepool Borough Council should carry out regular litter patrols to keep the place tidy.

Rubbish found by Mitch Wilson

Rubbish found by Mitch Wilson

“Some of the rubbish has been there for over two months,” he said. “I see it when I take the dog out for a walk and I collect a bag full every day.

“It’s just horrendous.

“There should be regular rubbish patrols and people should take more care of the town in which we live.”

A Hartlepool Borough Council spokesman said: “We work hard to ensure high standards of street cleanliness are maintained throughout the town.

Rubbish found by Mitch Wilson

Rubbish found by Mitch Wilson

“Our Environmental Enforcement, Waste Management and Street Cleansing teams all work closely together to tackle the problems of litter.

“We would also urge residents and businesses to play their part in assisting us to keep the town free of litter and rubbish.”

Rubbish found by Mitch Wilson

Rubbish found by Mitch Wilson

Rubbish found by Mitch Wilson

Rubbish found by Mitch Wilson

Rubbish found by Mitch Wilson

Rubbish found by Mitch Wilson