I DON’T know the part of Blacon which Prince Charles visited, but I can’t help wondering if a huge litter clearing exercise had to take place before it was fit for him to see?

Come from Chester into Blacon along Saughall Road or Blacon Avenue and you can see plenty of litter strewn everywhere.

Although there are many very nice, well kept gardens, why does it not occur to other owners or occupiers to keep their premises reasonably tidy? Do they have something wrong with them?

I dare say school pupils account for no small part of the litter. I regularly pass the school opposite The Parade where there is plenty of evidence to be seen.

I wonder if any of the school teachers in Blacon ever tackle the issue?

As a regular visitor to the Parade shops I notice that some adults seem to think nothing of dropping their chip papers etc even though there is a litter bin right in front of them. Do these people suffer from some sort of syndrome where their brains are unable to connect litter with bin?

What do the local councillors think about the problem? Do they even care or notice?