SEVERAL residents, who wish to remain anonymous, have contacted me regarding litter in the last week.
They all own property in and around Garrucha, Vera and Mojacar which they refuse to call ‘home’ because in the U.K they never lived in a dustbin!
These disgruntled folk – all Brits – have now run out of excuses to tell their friends and relatives why there is so much rubbish around… and rubbish now means old cars, vans, wardrobes, settees, tables and chairs, mattresses, pallets, ‘rock hard’ bags of cement, scaffolding, cable, tubing, hundreds of tiles and plenty of concrete blocks.
The last seven items have certainly been left behind by inconsiderate builders.
When I visited a couple of these rubbish sites, I could see ‘thousands’ of maggots crawling up walls and trees, inside boxes, in and out of bin-bags and even on the ground itself. I was itching and scratching for hours!
My wife and I spent another couple of hours picking up rubbish from the outskirts of Turre and Mojacar last Saturday evening on our way home from watching football on TV. It’s easy… dirty hands can be washed. Why don’t you do it on your way home occasionally?
If I wanted to sell my villa, my apartment, my house, even my land, then I would certainly like the land around it to look decent. One person told me recently that he would even ask a prospective buyer to view his property at – when you can’t really see what’s lying round the corner.
I hope people reading my stories, including the local litter louts themselves (you know who you are as do I), will you please let me know your feelings and, indeed, name the culprits if you wish. Surely they want to be proud of where they live… why did we choose to come here in the first place?
By Tony Matthews