More than 70 bags of rubbish cleared from Peterborough’s Nene Park as scores enjoy spring sunshine

Park rangers had to clear more than 70 bags of rubbish at Nene Park as scores of people took advantage of warm weather and lockdown restrictions being relaxed.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 9:30 am

Yesterday morning a total of 74 bags of litter were cleared - despite earlier pleas from park bosses to be considerate and not leave rubbish around the park.

A park spokesman said; “It has been wonderful to see so many people enjoying their Park visits in the sunshine this week. However, we’ve been left with an awful lot of rubbish on the meadows and at Lakeside, which took six rangers two hours to clear yesterday morning, resulting in 74 bags full of litter. Please be kind to your Park and use the bin stations provided, or even better, take your rubbish home with you!”

Park staff are expecting a busy few days as a result of the lockdown rules easing.

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Some of the litter collected

The spokesman added; “We are asking visitors to follow social distancing measures in the Park, and be considerate to other Park users:

-⭐️ Be considerate to others; walk in single file on narrow paths and bridges, giving way to others

-⭐️ Keep dogs on the lead and under control to help with social distancing

-⭐️ Cyclists to keep a 2m distance from pedestrians and maintain a reduced speed in the Park

-⭐️ Use the hand sanitiser stations regularly

-⭐️ Leave the Park as you would like to find it. Please dispose of your litter carefully making sure you use the correct bins at all times.