Keep national park entrances tidy

Date: Monday 22nd January 2018

Sir, Highways England seems to be constantly working on the A66 between Penrith and Keswick and on adjoining village roads.

After the work is completed, we are left with a litter of metal and plastic signs, sandbags (some torn open), bollards, etc, which are extremely unsightly and many are never picked up, especially down the side roads. The Lake District National Park Authority should put pressure on Highways England to clear up its detritus. Also, regular litter picking on the A66 does not seem to be on the Eden District Council or highways agenda and I assume budget cuts will be the excuse.

Surely now, with the hard earned world heritage accreditation, money could be found to keep the routes into and in the park clean and tidy. Yours etc,