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Isle of Wight has 'no loitering and no litter'

Tue 18 May 2010

Isle of Wight has 'no loitering and no litter'

More people may be encouraged to take Isle of Wight holidays after a newspaper columnist praised the island and its people.

Michael Deacon of the Telegraph told how he and his wife took their honeymoon on the Isle of Wight following their wedding in Poole.

He asked why mainland Britain could not be more like the Isle of Wight, citing the island's lack of litter, graffiti and loitering.

Mr Deacon noted that while on a coastal walk he and his wife came across a stall selling pots of home-made jam.

He said: "Nobody manning it - just a sign with prices on and a box for you to drop in your payment.

"We rattled it: full of cash."

Mr Deacon noted the innocent faith of the Isle of Wight residents, adding that the locals are remarkably trusting of strangers.

Tourists taking Isle of Wight holidays in the next few days can take part in the Isle of Wight Walking Festival, which is being held until May 23rd 2010.

Posted by Jon Noble ADNFCR-3083-ID-19783714-ADNFCR

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