Users of Birmingham’s beautiful and diverse parks and country parks are being asked to take care of their local green spaces as the weather warms up.
A load of rubbish…
One dog walker, who did not wish to be named, said: “It’s a tip. I normally let my dog have a run on the grass but not today.”
She added: “It’s a disgrace. Local parks should be loved and respected. There are two men having to clean the whole lot up. Been at it since 7 this morning and still nowhere near finished. Terrible for young children, dogs and wildlife.”
Birmingham born comedian, Joe Lycett, 29, was also horrified by the mess sun worshippers had left in the park.
He tweeted a selfie with the litter this morning, saying: “Hate to sound like your mother but if you enjoyed the beauty of Cannon Hill Park yesterday then the least you can do is respect it and the safety of the animals that live in it by putting your rubbish in a bin.”
Fires and BBQs in parks
They tweeted: “Please do not have fires or BBQ’s in the parks, we have just had to put 50 gallons of water onto what started as a small camp fire that had been left on the hills to put it out.
“The ground is highly flammable here and fires go deep into the ground and spread. Not a great start.”
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Hate to sound like your mother but if you enjoyed the beauty of Cannon Hill Park yesterday then the least you can do is respect it and the safety of the animals that live in it by putting your rubbish in a bin. Here’s a selfie I took with your mess!!! pic.twitter.com/iqWjUiuP0i
— Joe Lycett (@joelycett) May 8, 2018