This is the rubbish collected in just one day at Harborough's Welland Park as people continue to dump their litter

Harborough council is now imploring people to be more responsible and more respectful to each other and the environment as families and friends pour back into parks and open spaces as Covid lockdown rules begin to ease

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 9:09 am
Updated Friday, 2nd April 2021, 9:12 am

A mountain of rubbish dropped by visitors has been picked up by council crews in a well-used Market Harborough park in just one day.

More than a dozen big bin bags of rubbish were filled by workers criss-crossing Welland Park, between Coventry Road and Welland Park Road, yesterday (Thursday) alone.

Harborough council is now imploring people to be more responsible and more respectful to each other and the environment as families and friends pour back into parks and open spaces as Covid lockdown rules begin to ease.

More than a dozen big bin bags of rubbish were filled by workers criss-crossing Welland Park, between Coventry Road and Welland Park Road, yesterday (Thursday) alone.

A huge amount of waste – beer bottles, cans, crisp packets, plastics and other litter - has also been strewn across Little Bowden Recreation Ground on Northampton Road, Market Harborough, this week.

“This is the rubbish collected by our crews in just one day at Welland Park in Market Harborough today,” said Harborough council yesterday.

“Please use parks responsibly and respect others using our green spaces after you by disposing of your rubbish in the bins provided or take home.

“Parks are there for all to enjoy.”