As people have flocked to Woodhouse Moor over the past week to enjoy the sunshine, a high level of rubbish has been left that has blighted the green space.
This week parks and countryside staff have been working to collect the rubbish which left the Moor in an unacceptable state. As well as collecting the rubbish that has been left, the officers have also been handing out bin liners to people using the Moor and offering advice as to where people can leave their rubbish.
The council and the police will be working together to take practical steps to clamp down on people dropping litter in the area, including warnings that fixed penalty notices will be issued if people continue to drop litter.
Councillor Mark Dobson, executive member for environment said:
“It was great to see so many people enjoying their local park during the recent good weather, but the state that Woodhouse Moor has been left in is unacceptable and not fair to the local community.
“Our parks officers have been out and about on the Moor this week trying to educate people about what to do with their rubbish to ensure this local park is kept clean and tidy.
“It seems that the work we have started doing is making a difference and there is less rubbish simply discarded. This is encouraging but there is still work to do and I intend to make sure this issue is kept in control.
“If this means having to issue penalty fines to offenders then so be it, because we simply will not tolerate a repeat of what occurred on the Moor recently.”
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