I'm in the UK too, Kev...I know what you mean about the litter. There's just no respect any more. In my area vandalism and street crime is rife. The area is very unsafe these days. It doesn't matter what time of year it is. In the last two weeks, I've had my car broken into 5 times, and the car is always empty. They do try to start it up though, and that's where the damage occurs.
In relation to Halloween, and in the UK Guy Fawkes Night, though, this weekend is nightmareish. One word for you...Fireworks! I feel like I'm living in a war torn country. There is hardly a gap in the bangs, and the flashes are driving me crazy. Luckily my kitties and animals are coping well, as last year was very bad too.
Last night at 2am, some yobs threw a lit firework into our public postbox (mailbox) opposite my house. The noise of the thing was incredible, and the smoke gushing from it as it burned...and the kids that did it just ran away. After a while I went out and poured water in it. I had visions of someone getting hurt when posting a letter. The mail inside is ruined anyway.
The last bang went off around 3.30am. It could have something to
do with Diwali, the festival of light, but I'm more inclinded to
think its just kids. What I don't understand is why burn their money like that. The fireworks cost a fortune, and surely there
must be something else they can spend their money on.
I hope the new government bill is going to go through soon. They won't have the man power to enforce it, but it will outlaw Fireworks undr Â£20( to deter kids). Fireworks will not be allowed after 11pm, and Firework noise levels ( currently 125 decibels ) will be lowered to 110 decibels.
Ok, I'll stop ranting now...sorry about that !
Peace, Love, and Happiness, Always