Concern has been aired about litter being left on a public open space in the Moorlands. A picture of some recent offending rubbish at Blythe Bridge Recreational Grounds was posted on social media which gained more than 100 comments.
Concern has been aired about litter being left on a public open space in the Moorlands.
A picture of some recent offending rubbish at Blythe Bridge Recreational Grounds was posted on social media which gained more than 100 comments.
Blythe Bridge resident Rebecca Hinks shared the picture on the ‘Blythe Bridge & Forsbrook – The Place Where We Live’ Facebook page.
Rebecca told the Times & Echo: “The litter on the rec is a weekly problem.
“Not only is it an eyesore, it is dangerous for everyone else who uses the area.
“From broken bottles to food to drug paraphernalia they leave it all.
“It should also be highlighted that it is not the council who clean it up; it is in fact the local morning dog walkers who tirelessly clean up after these yobs, week after week, to ensure the grounds are safe and pleasurable to use.”
Rebecca added: “Litter is not the only problem they cause; benches have also been set on fire, the playground vandalised and trees are regularly pulled up.”
Forsbrook Parish Council manage the recreational grounds. A spokesman said: “Forsbrook Parish Council plead with anyone using the recreation ground to put their litter in the bins provided.
“On this occasion the rubbish is empty glass bottles which are dangerous not only to children using the facility but to wildlife and dogs.”
As of yesterday, Rebecca’s Facebook post had received 146 comments from fellow residents.
One resident said: “This is the reason why I avoid taking my girls to play on the playground there. We always go to nicer play areas now but it’s a shame when you have one on the door step.”
Another resident said: “No matter where they can or can’t go parents should still teach their children to take their litter home or put it in a bin.
“I wasn’t brought up to litter and have passed that on to my kids. It’s shameful seeing all the litter around.”
Within the many comments, there was also much debate as to what there is for young people to do in the village.
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