Derby Streets Awash With Litter

This weekend, Derby City Council has been holding a temporary litter stop in the city centre to 'highlight the consequences of government cuts.'

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Clean up operation tackles Derby weekend of litter

Streets of Derby awash with litter after weekend of no litter pickers Credit: ITV Central

Derby City Council are beginning their clean-up of the city centre this morning after holding a 48 hour 'litter stop' over the weekend.

They decided to down their brooms to highlight the amount of rubbish dropped and show what could happen if government cuts continue.

Derby streets awash with litter, full report

If you ventured into Derby City Centre today, you will have seen that the streets there are strewn with litter. The city council have stopped cleaning the city for the entire weekend to highlight the amount of litter dropped and show what could happen if government cuts continue.

Others have branded it a PR stunt.

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