I HAVE never been overly impressed with the standard of street cleansing in Blackburn.

It seems to concentrate on cosmetic cleaning rather than the removal of dog excrement and chewing gum. However, having had occasion to walk along the main road to Accrington, I found that it didn't even appear to get the benefit of a cosmetic clean.

I was surprised to recognise a pile of abandoned leaflets that I had walked past three months earlier. It was possible to identify them because they seemed to be discarded Blackburn with Darwen leaflets.

Of course, it might be that Blackburn with Darwen Council has on two separate occasions dumped their unwanted rubbish at the side of Accrington's road, but somehow I don't think so.

Maybe as a gesture of goodwill Blackburn Council could cross the frontier and retrieve their rubbish.

L LAWES, Bold Street, Blackburn.

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