Sir - I was on the Thames on Sunday, May 25, cruising past the boathouses before Folly Bridge and was appalled by all the rubbish left on both banks but especially outside the eights headquarters, mostly consisting of beer cans and bottles, most of which were in the river.

The rowers obviously use the river as a tool rather than for its beauty.

Now when we go out on our boat at the weekends there will be endless bottles bobbing round. It shouldn't be allowed to happen.

June Pullen (Mrs), Horspath