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A plea to keep our parks litter-free

Published on Tuesday, 16th March 2021

An increase in visitors spending time in our parks and green spaces has meant a rise in litter across the Borough.

We are concerned that as lockdown restrictions begin to ease over the coming months and the weather starts to improve, this will become an even bigger issue.

Littering has a hugely detrimental effect on the environment and natural wildlife. Although the Council’s Waste Management Team and Glendale, our Grounds Maintenance provider, have provided additional cleansing resources to tackle this issue, we also need the help of park users.

We kindly ask visitors to our parks not to leave rubbish, bottles, or food behind. If a bin is full, please take your rubbish home and dispose or recycle it appropriately.

Cllr Ian Lloyd, portfolio holder for Arts and Leisure said:

“We are doing our very best to keep our borough looking clean and tidy, but we need your help. Please, if you visit one of our green spaces or parks, help us take care of the environment and wildlife by not leaving litter behind and taking your rubbish home with you if the bins are full. Thank you.”