Verbally abused

Whilst litter picking on St Marys Road near the top of Newlands Hill I was verbally abused and threatened by a motorist who reversed his Ford Sierra towards me the wrong way up the one way road after I had signalled at him to slow down. As I retreate

Whilst litter picking on St Marys Road near the top of Newlands Hill I was verbally abused and threatened by a motorist who reversed his Ford Sierra towards me the wrong way up the one way road after I had signalled at him to slow down. As I retreated down Newlands Hill he shouted that I should be wearing hi viz! Does he expect all pedestrians to wear this type of gear? What if children or horse riders were on this narrow lane at 3.00 in the afternoon?On the subject of litter I have noticed a massive reduction in the amount of litter being dropped in my neighbourhood since the school holiday started as most of the litter is left by pupils on their way to and from school. We are constantly being told that children are concerned with the state of planet, perhaps they could be persuaded that we need to start caring in our own locality.Bill Bryson the President of The Campaign to Protect Rural England has started a mission to " Stop the Drop" and clean up the town and countryside. The time has come to introduce a deposit system on drink containers which could then be recycled as this seems to be main bulk of rubbish I pick up. The drinks industry needs to take some responsibility for this as they are being subsidised by those of us who pay taxes, especially council tax. Anthony Dowling - Newlands Hill, Portishead


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