Celebrity writer David Sedaris and partner Hugh Hamrick are the only people to have litter picked one road in five years, according to a councillor.
Former cabinet member for the environment Andrew Baldwin (Con, Holbrook East) says the pair collected more than 70 bags of litter on the B2139 between Houghton and Storrington in December 2014 and January 2015.
Although Horsham District Council’s budget would cover it, Mr Baldwin says the road has not been litter picked in at least five years.
In a notice, due to be considered at a full meeting of Horsham District Council next week, he has proposed that the road should be litter picked twice per year.
“Whenever District residents are asked what local issues concern them the most, one of their top priorities is always to see less litter and for streets and open spaces to be kept clean,” it says.
“This Council has an excellent record of dealing with litter and the tremendous response from residents signing up as Adopt Street volunteers proves that the vast majority of residents do not like to see litter.
“Some of the roads in the District do not have pavements or grass verges to allow them to be safely litter picked without the need for traffic management and adherence to strict health and safety regulations.”
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be among the first to know what’s going on.
1 Make our website your homepage at www.wscountytimes.co.uk
2 Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wscountytimes
3 Follow us on Twitter @wscountytimes
4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!
The County Times – always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.