24 April 1957: Cigarette packets, sweet papers, and torn newspaper were as plentiful as ever in the Lake District over the Easter weekend

In spite of all the requests and all the warnings, empty cigarette packets, sweet papers, and torn pieces of newspaper were as plentiful as ever in the Lake District over the Easter weekend. But the voluntary wardens of the Lake District National Park are far from giving up. They have a slogan “Help Keep the Lake District Spring Cleaned,” and they believe that when the Lake District Planning Board’s special publicity programme to keep litter down is fully advertised along the by-ways and in the hotels and hostels they will be able to do a better job of pricking the public conscience.

Related: Speeding boats on the Lakes ‘outrageous’ – archive, 6 July 1960

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