SIR - I am dismayed on a daily basis when I venture out to buy my T&A and see the state of our roads and pavements which are strewn with litter.

It ranges from crisps and sweet wrappers to soft drinks cans and the occasional beer bottles and cans casually discarded in bus shelters for the travelling public to try and avoid whilst waiting for transport to work or shopping or leisure.

I know some of the most recent littering can be blamed on the inclement weather we recently endured but come on people of this fine city, surely you don’t like to see and walk through the rubbish. And as there are plenty of waste bins dotted around there is simply no excuse for dropping litter or even just throwing out of a moving vehicle.

Please stop the littering and if you can’t find a waste bin when out and about take your rubbish home and dispose of it properly.

Keep Britain, and especially Bradford, tidy please.

Derek Essex, Fairbairn Fold, Bradford