After several recent stories on social media about littering in the town and videos of the dumping of take-away rubbish in our streets, surely it’s time to clamp down on this disrespect for our town?
The most recent videos, posted on Twitter, include these posted by Twitter user @HKhan_81
Vile. Disgusting. How much more evidence do @blackburndarwen need? Whalley Range on Thurs 2nd June. Failing to protect the public. @BwDDenise @Kate_HollernMP @lancstelegraph @LiveLancs @asianimage pic.twitter.com/gEYwPRki4K— me (@HKhan_81) June 2, 2022
@blackburndarwen @Kate_HollernMP @BwDDenise you ignored my last video of the lads littering even after you asked me to send an email which I did. Here is another video from today. pic.twitter.com/NqeEcxDJ4S— me (@HKhan_81) April 18, 2022
These lads breaking their fast outside a home on Whalley Range, Blackburn on Tues night. Taking Ramadan to a whole new level. @BlackburnPolice @blackburndarwen not interested despite the evidence. @lancstelegraph @Kate_HollernMP @BwDDenise pic.twitter.com/jV9FIR5si1— me (@HKhan_81) April 5, 2022
Also sent to Blackburn Life, by an anonymous user, is footage taken on Darwen Street near Radio Lancashire and the Cathedral of a driver dumping rubbish onto the street from his supercar. This was taken sometime during a COVID lockdown and the contributor said:
“It just seems to be getting worse. When I saw this happen I could not believe it, but it just seems it is getting worse and worse and spoiling our town.”
On the Lancashire Police website it says:
It is an offence to drop litter but it must be witnessed by a police officer/community support officer or council warden for formal action to be taken and it is likely that if any course of action is pursued it would be a penalty notice for disorder which means a £50 fine.