Litter-strewn Market Place

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UNTIL I made a rare visit to Wisbech last week, I had always thought the most litter strewn places I had visited were townships in South Africa.

For a town that always puts itself forward as some sort of cultural capital, a centre of international tourism, and many steps up the ladder on its neighbour March, the market place is a disgrace, especially that corner that leads to the steps down to St Peter’s. The litter there was bad enough, but the bottom of those steps must be where the smokers of the world unite.

It took many years for the townspeople of March to persuade Fenland District Council to clear up the town, but clear it up they have and March is a credit.

The citizens of Wisbech must be completely without pride to tolerate the filth that is at the very of heart of their town.

DICK LAWRIE

March