ANOTHER plea from Salisbury City Council to take litter home

ANOTHER plea from Salisbury City Council to take litter home

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 3:04pm 18th June 2020.

2 minute read

Two weeks after asking residents using the city's parks and open spaces to remove their rubbish, it's still a problem.

Salisbury City Council say they're 'continuing to notice a growing amount of litter' in the areas they're patrolling.

They've urged people to use the bins within parks, or better still, take it home after a visit.

Harnham recreation ground bin litter
This litter at Harnham Rec last month had to be cleared by Salisbury City Council's Parks Team

WHAT KIND OF LITTER'S BEING LEFT BEHIND? 

The Parks Team has found things like abandoned PPE amongst the rubbish within open spaces.

Dog mess has been an increasing problem for them.

Salisbury City Council has said: 

"Not only is this harmful to the environment, but children also play in these areas. While the vast majority of dog owners act very responsibly we urge the small minority to do your bit.

"By working together, you can help us make sure that our parks are a clean and enjoyable space to visit."

Earlier this month, the authority called on people making use of Salisbury's parks and green areas to act responsibly.

They revealed that 25 bags full of rubbish were picked up at Harnham Recreation Ground during one morning alone.

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