I write to add my voice to the concern voiced by one of your readers in your issue if 22nd August regarding the visible mess and rubbish dumped next to the N2 adjacent to Borcherds, Lawaaikamp and Ballotsview, it is not only an eyesore to locals but to international tourists as well and has no place in our beautiful town and certainly does little to enhance our current status of good governance and promotion of a desirable tourist destination. I am not convinced that we are able to instill a sense of pride in those who have created the eyesore by indiscriminate dumping of rubbish but at least we can get it cleared up by making an effort. How difficult would it be to position a skip near the affected area and issue black bags for anyone that wants to earn a couple of Rand (there are plenty of those, just look at those scrounging through your rubbish bags on collection day), issue a token for every bag collected which is redeemable from the municipality tellers for whatever is deemed by the municipality to be reasonable. Who knows some of the locals in the area might actually get the message. This would create work for the unemployed and maybe invoke a twang of conscience seeing someone else picking up your rubbish (somewhat optimistic I know). I know we are often keen to make suggestions but not all that keen to get our hands dirty so give me the name and contact number of someone in the municipality by relying to this letter who could assist and give me the opportunity to see if I can make a difference. A caring senior citizen and a proud local resident of some 30 years Come on George municipality, think out of the box and get with the Thuma Mina initiative.