SIR – I found 108 cans and 48 bottles in half a mile. Where? Hordle Lane.


On Wednesday 4th March, while walking home to Hordle after dropping my car off for an MoT, I was horrified at the ditches full of litter.

I put on wellies and rubber gloves and took two bin bags with me as I returned for my car.

I started collecting at the junction where Sky End Lane crosses to Stopples Lane and within half a mile my bags were full although I crushed the cans. (I measured the distance with my car.)

There was further to walk and I could have easily filled two more bags. This is a country lane!

I didn’t reach the main road and there are still loads of cans etc in the ditches in Hordle Lane.

Philippa Bateman, Address supplied