Cornwall Council has revealed that the massive litter pick along the main routes into the Duchy retrieved 500 bags of rubbish and cost around £20,000.
The Council is absolutely right to have done this work as the A30 and A38 are the main routes used by visitors coming into Cornwall and, as the saying goes, you don't get a second chance to make a first impression.
The Council is also right to point out that dropping litter is an offence and this money would not have had to be spent if drivers didn't throw litter out of their cars in the first place.
The only question I have is as to why the Council needed to do this work in the first place. Both the A30 and A38 are trunk roads which are managed by the Highways Agency. So why didn't they organise (and pay for) this work?