Team effort to clear litter strewn across town park

Whilst the beautiful weather last week brought an influx of visitors to The Carrs it also resulted in a large amount of litter being discarded in the town park.

Unfortunately quite a few of those who went to The Carrs didn't bother putting their rubbish in the bin, or when the bins were full instead of taking it home with them they chose to leave it behind.

Ruth Lees of Friends of the Cars said "Thanks to our regular park users the cans, bottles, plastic bags, cardboard, portable BBQs, discarded shoes and clothing and picnic/takeaway plates, cutlery and other residue have all been gathered and bagged for disposal by ANSA by the truck load."

Friends of The Carrs, The Carrs


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Ruth Edwards
Monday 8th June 2020 at 11:12 am
I filled several bags with litter on my dog walk there.. I do think there should be bins throughout the Carrs though, not just at either end.
Pete Taylor
Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 7:42 am
I wonder if putting bottle banks back into each car park might help? Possibly not. Over in France they have similar home recycling schemes to the excellent one we have in Cheshire East but they also have small bottle banks all over the place.
Elaine Kinghorn
Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 5:49 pm
Why didn't they do what parks in other areas did and put signs on the bins asking people to take their rubbish home. Saying that theres nobody to empty them during coronavirus. But I agree there should be more bins throughout the park
Nicola Jones
Thursday 11th June 2020 at 10:03 am
I don't think putting up signs or adding more bins will stop these people leaving their litter, we are just making more excuses for those that don't care about others or their environment. They are able to bring their picnic to the park, so they are perfectly capable of taking their rubbish to the nearest bin or home if the bin is full. Instead we are reliant on the kindness of our neighbours picking up after others.
Nick Jones
Thursday 11th June 2020 at 10:12 am
@ Nicola
You are quite right and more signs or bins would not excuse the faeces and toilet paper deposited at the footpath at the Travellers encampment near the Leisure centre creating public health hazard (without considering Covid) It has been reported and will cost taxpayers and council time money and resources to rectify. Not acceptable conduct
Jon Williams
Thursday 11th June 2020 at 10:24 am
Maybe C/E should have placed Portable Toilets for them
Nick Jones
Monday 15th June 2020 at 6:13 pm
Well the council have placed toilets at the Travellers encampment near the Leisure centre .. and there is more mess than ever.. and more vehicles... the mess on the adjacent footpaths is worse creating a further public health hazard . It has been reported again, and will cost taxpayers and council more time money and resources to tidy. No excuses.