FINING someone £80 for dropping a matchstick in Cornmarket Street (Oxford Mail, November 9) was fair enough as we are trying to clean up the city.

But where are the street wardens at 5.30 in the morning?

I go into Oxford every morning, arriving at about 5.30am, and what do I find? Polystyrene boxes – half-filled with chips, burgers and tomato sauce – all slung on the paths and streets.

The people who threw this rubbish are the ones who they ought to fine, but there is never a street warden about at that time of the morning.

There should be.

The council needs to get its act together and get its people out in the early mornings, instead of picking out someone dropping a matchstick in the daytime.

GEORGE ROBERTS Greens Road Eynsham