Family’s rich pickings

A MAN has become so concerned at the amount of rubbish on the Views Common path, in Huntingdon, that he and his two young sons have started their own clean-up operation. Ahmed Nejim, of Huntingdon, with Elio and Sami, aged three and eight, filled up a bla

A MAN has become so concerned at the amount of rubbish on the Views Common path, in Huntingdon, that he and his two young sons have started their own clean-up operation.

Ahmed Nejim, of Huntingdon, with Elio and Sami, aged three and eight, filled up a black bag on the pathway between Stukeley Meadows and Hinchingbrooke, and said they could easily have filled another one.

Mr Nejim, 44, a physicist who works for software company Silvaco, in St Ives, said: "We had filled up the bag on the path so we did not actually get on to the common this time.

"We do this regularly. We always take a bag with us when we walk to school and nursery and I take a plastic glove from the petrol station.

"I think this is a good education for the children. They notice the rubbish and they know it is wrong that people leave it there. I find it sad that so many people leave things.

"There's so many crisp and cigarette packets but there are also lots of cans and even things like a vodka bottle.

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"I think other people think I'm a complete nutter.

"We do get strange looks from people, especially when we are collecting rubbish in front of people's houses.

"But we should all take responsibility, I think."

- Is Huntingdonshire becoming plagued by rubbish? What can be done to tackle the problem of people dropping their litter. Send your views to The Hunts Post, 30 High Street, Huntingdon PE29 3TB or you can e-mail editor@huntspost.co.uk

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