Parents should set a good example to their children

I TRAVELLED home by train from Eastbourne recently, sitting near a mother and her two daughters.

The mother took the toddler’s shoes off before letting her clamber all over the seats.

Sadly, she then negated this courtesy by propping her own feet, still in shoes, on the seat opposite, with the elder daughter following suit - thus smearing whatever dirt or worse had been picked up on the streets from the soles of their shoes on to the upholstery.

The next person to sit on one of those seats will then run the risk of that filth transferring to their clothing. This is becoming too frequent an occurrence on local trains. Parents should know better and set a good example to their children.

R HAYWOOD

De Cham Road

St Leonards