CAN anyone tell me why Newport has become a very dirty city when it used to be a very clean town?

People seem to have lost pride in their homes, never cleaning the fronts of their houses or picking up the rubbish that’s lying in the front pavement. Kids and adults drop litter and fag ends all over pavements, bits of food on the floor outside the take-aways bring rats to the streets, Corporation Road is a disgrace!

Instead of gangs of men and youths hanging around street corners without anything to do, not working, nearly all unemployed, perhaps cleaning up the streets would be a good idea.

Come on Newportonians have a bit of pride, if homes are rented this should not stop people looking after the house they live in.

Mrs G Stewart Cyril Street Newport