The biggest problem is litter discarded from takeaways and the like. The council should monitor this more closely and the offenders should be given a hefty fine as a deterrent. Our streets are full of litter as we all can see. I feel the best way to tackle this problem is for all the fit and healthy people on benefits to be made responsible for cleaning up litter-affected areas in North Staffordshire – and there are plenty of them. This would give them a sense of achievement and get them back on the jobs ladder, and we would all benefit by having clean streets and public areas.