Letter to Editor: Stop throwing your cigarettes away

Your Say / Sun 4th Jun 2023 at 09:02am

WE often read in YH how people are disappointed by the state of our Town Centre and today I witnessed part of the problem.

A woman stood outside of McDonalds, with her family, smoking a cigarette.

Despite there being a bin on either side of the entrance, both of which were probably only five steps away from her, she threw her fag end onto the ground and went into McDonalds.

There were also multiple fag ends outside the entrance to The Library. Why do smokers believe that the litter laws do not apply to them?

Why can’t they walk a few more steps to use one of the many bins dotted around the Town Centre?

Come on Smokers of Harlow, please do your bit to improve the look of our town.

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7 Comments for Letter to Editor: Stop throwing your cigarettes away:

Bruce Downey
2023-06-04 10:31:00

Totally agree.. I notice the new bins being installed have a place for cigarettes on top. People beware if you throw away 🚬 you could get fined!

2023-06-04 11:00:56

What chance have her kids got. Parents like these are far to common in this town.

Kim Oconnor
2023-06-04 12:17:24

So what you saying Glenda, because parents smoke, they won't have a chance in life. I know plenty of parents that smoke, and kids have not smoked. You carnt put people in box's. Yes this lady should of used the Ash tray, no excuses if two either side.

Luke Burton
2023-06-04 18:34:08

It's Harlow. You expect people to behave properly?

2023-06-04 20:10:03

Enforcement with a zero tolerance policy on all forms of littering would be a good start

Jay C. Hansen
2023-06-05 04:05:01

My grandneice, as a child, referred to cigarette butts as "smoke asses". Perhaps that term should apply to tobacco litterers.

Dan Long
2023-06-05 21:27:33

Luke. Most of those who disrespect Harlow do t live in Harlow. They come here and cause anti social behaviour.

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