A local resident (who insists she is not a Daily Mail reader) poses the question as to whether the sort of litter squad highlighted in this story is a good idea or not.
It’s an interesting question, because lots of people would like to see stronger enforcement of measures against litter louts or those who allow their dogs to foul the pavements for instance, but how many would be concerned about the civil liberties aspects, the big brother state and heavy-handed enforcement. As councillors we are all too aware of both aspects; we get complaints about parking issues both in terms of inconsiderate parkers, and get it in the neck from those who feel the fines are unfair.
It is all a question of balance I suppose. What do other people think?