Anger over rubbish left in beauty spots over weekend

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People across the Midlands have voiced their frustrations over litter and rubbish left in beauty spots across the region over the weekend.

Residents stressed their anger after remnants of beer bottles, gas canisters and food boxes, were left at Vicar Water Country Park in Clipstone, Nottinghamshire.

Councillor Paul Peacock, who represents Edwinstowe and Clipstone for Labour on Newark and Sherwood District Council said: “At a time like this where we're all supposed to be coming together during the lockdown it's upsetting to see people abusing the area.”

David O'Connor, who lives nearby, said: "It's absolutely disgusting and awful, if there isn't enough of a fire hazard up there with the heatwave already."

Meanwhile, a number of residents on social media complained after finding laughing gas canisters and huge amounts of rubbish spread across Bridgford Park and Bridge Field between Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30.

The authority said more than 70 bin bags had been filled in less than 24 hours.

The issues over the weekend led to the force increasing police patrols and Rushcliffe Borough Council's streetwise team set out to clear up huge amounts of rubbish.

The authority said more than 70 bin bags had been filled in less than 24 hours. Credit: BPM Media

Elsewhere, piles of rubbish greeted walkers arriving at Foremark Reservoir in Derbyshire on Saturday morning.

Mr Easom, a visitor from Long Eaton said: “These places have gone out of their way to reopen and it's the few who spoil it for the rest.”

He says, he with the help of others, started gathering the rubbish together in one neat pile which was later taken away by Severn Trent workers who arrived to clear it.

Walkers angered by piles of rubbish at reservoir. Credit: BPM Media

Another scenic place to be hit with piles of litter over the sunny weekend was Dovedale in the Peak District.

A shocked visitor, Andy Clark was appalled at the amount of rubbish he had seen and voiced his opinion on twitter.

Piles of litter clashed against scenic backdrop of Dovedale in the Peak District. Credit: Andy Clark.

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