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By Shah Amin

Senior Staff Writer

9 July 2019

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Environment

Litter louts trash war memorial

This was the shocking state of the war memorial at St Thomas’ Church found this morning by council staff.

Empty pizza and kebab boxes
Empty pizza and kebab boxes

Empty pizza, kebab and chip boxes were left strewn across the memorial near the Civic Centre.
 
The war memorial commemorates the men of VIth Territorial Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers who gave their lives in the first and second world wars.
 
The council’s cleaning crew have since cleared up the rubbish after it was reported by staff.

Cllr Nick Kemp, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Climate Change said “People littering and fly-tipping on the streets and backlanes is bad enough but littering on a war memorial is disgraceful.
 
“It’s symptomatic of the problem that exists in the city with some people showing a total lack of respect and pride for their heritage.
 
“We recently launched a campaign – Your city, Your home, aimed at inspiring people to be proud of the city they live in.”

Empty pizza, kebab and chip boxes were left strewn across the memorial near the Civic Centre.

War memorial left trashed by litter louts

The council launched the campaign called Your city Your home helping to reduce the 7,000 tonnes of litter and fly-tipping that was dropped in the city last year, costing £2.2m.
 
If you’re interested in supporting the campaign visit www.yourcityyourhome.co.uk.

People littering and fly-tipping on the streets and backlanes is bad enough but littering on a war memorial is disgraceful.

Cllr Nick Kemp

Cabinet Member for the Environment and Climate Change