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Letter: Dirty and untidy Lymington needs to look at King's Lynn

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SIR – Having just returned from a week in Norfolk I was appalled at how untidy and dirty my home town of Lymington has become.

King's Lynn is a wonderful example of how a town should be kept. I didn’t see any litter, the bins were emptied regularly, the drains were clear and I saw street-cleaners (which Lymington used to have) and shopkeepers and residents sweeping the pavements around their property.

It was easy to see how much pride the residents had in their town.

Lymington – litter, bins overflowing, dog mess on the footpaths and blocked drains
Lymington – litter, bins overflowing, dog mess on the footpaths and blocked drains

Back to Lymington: litter everywhere, bins overflowing including dog bins, dog mess on the footpaths, and blocked drains!

The drains in Avenue Road have been blocked for many years!

It’s about time the councils got their act together and started to restore the pride in our lovely town, and get it cleaned up!

Hampshire County Council are responsible for keeping the drain gulleys and connecting pipelines clear, but they just ignore the reports of blocked drains from the public.

Therefore it’s also the responsibility of the Lymington and Pennington Town Council to put pressure on HCC to clear the many blocked drains in Lymington.

I remember the days not too long ago when Lymington had a very fastidious, hard working street-cleaner who kept the streets so clean and tidy.

Holidaymakers to both Lymington and King's Lynn will certainly notice the difference between the two market towns – councils, take note!

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