13 APRIL 1956, Page 35


There are faintly hopeful signs of official the interest in preventing countryside from becoming littered with rubbish by picnic parties and trippers as it was last year and the year before. One has looked too often at a waterfall from the best point from which to admire it and stood on a hill that tops a cascade of ice-cream cartons, or admired a lake to notice with disgust the bobbing bottles and drifting, half-submerged shapes that are paper bags and other nauseous things. Perhaps it would help if notices and posters were more forceful and heavier penalties inflicted on offenders, On the other hand, television is said to be a great medium of education and the cameras could be turned on the beauty spots after the beauty-lovers have gone and are perhaps 'looking in.'