LAST week, I went to Magaluf in Spain and was amazed at the end of the day how pristine the beach was. I could not find one single piece of litter! The bins were half empty and I did not see anybody litter picking or beach cleaning machines. People simply took their rubbish home.

To be honest I am fed up with how grotty Bournemouth beach becomes every evening during the summer. It is a national disgrace and an embarrassment and we need to stop being so lazy as a country and get some pride and manners back.

Many people basically do not give a damn about the next visitors who would like to enjoy the beach and care only for themselves. And don't even get me started on our sloppy road verges.

TOM BICKLE, Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth