As the summer months arrive and the sun, hopefully, starts to make a more regular appearance, people will take to public spaces for picnics and the like for alfresco eating and drink.
But it seems that in some places there comes a sad inevitability that after a sunny weekend by Monday morning there will be piles of litter left by people who cannot be bothered to tidy up after themselves.
And Ripon’s community groups spend days every year clearing litter from roadsides around the city, as drivers don’t think twice about throwing their rubbish straight out of car windows onto grass verges.
The question we want to put to our readers is: do you think littering is getting worse? The poll is to the right of this story. The results will be published in next Thursday’s paper.
PLease feel free to leave your comments at the bottom of this story.