Leaflet litter

Some people must have a strange life, only enjoying those things that others hate. Take Mr Newman, for example, who is concerned about plans to stop leafleting in Swindon town centre.

I have no problem in restricting leaflets from companies promoting goods or services for profit. But they need to build in exemptions and safeguards for trade unions, political groups and religious organisations, who contribute to the vibrant life of the town.

Take away all the companies promoting goods and services from the town centre and… there’d be no town centre. There are many groups that make life in Swindon vibrant. Trade unions and political groups are not amongst them.

I look forward to being able to walk through the town centre without having to dodge those attempting to thrust pieces of paper with inane political or commercial advertising into my hand. I suspect most others will too.

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