Blog Preston have been told of litter scattered all over green spots in Fulwood, Preston and South Ribble after England saw the hottest March day on record.Advertisement
The shocking photos display remains of BBQ’s, deck chairs and blankets on land between Highgate Wood and Preston’s College off Sharoe Green Lane.
Similar behaviour has been observed from up and down the country with litter covering greens spots after temperatures hit almost 20 degrees during Tuesday (30 March).
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In addition to the warm weather came Boris Johnson’s next lifting of lockdown restrictions as people are now allowed to meet outside in groups of up to six, or as two households. Alongside the restriction easing now allowing formally organised outdoor sports to restart.
The pictures of littering in Fulwood were shared by s4r4h_l on Twitter – who describes herself as a nature, wildlife and National Trust lover.
She said: “Heartbreaking! All through lockdown I’ve loved visiting local parks, woods and nature areas. One sunny day and ignorant masses cause this mess. This was a planned, BBQs, blankets. Just why?”
Sarah tagged Preston City Council into the pictures on Twitter.
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In a response on Twitter the city council said: “Hi Sarah, we do share your frustration at some people’s actions. Please report this directly via our website to establish who owns the land.”
Blog Preston has approached the city council for further comment have regarding the litter situation.
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You can also sign a petition calling on tougher penalties for those dropping and leaving litter, in the Don’t Trash Our Future campaign.
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