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PremierLeague-News.Com - Several parks across the county were left a mess as people flocked outside to enjoy the weather
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Parks in Cheshire were left strewn with rubbish over the Easter weekend as people ventured outside to enjoy the sunny weather. Local police officers and councils have condemned people who left litter on several public spaces in the county, including at Dane-in-Shaw Pastures in Congleton and Victoria Park in Widnes. People flocked to parks in the area to enjoy the warm weather after the recent easing of lockdown restrictions meant people could meet up in groups of up to six. A spokesperson for Halton Council revealed that workers have had to work in excess of 28 additional hours cleaning up Victoria Park alone. He said: " Groups of up to six can now meet outdoors in line with Government guidance. We are encouraging visitors to take their rubbish home if bins are full; littering is after all a criminal offence. "Please be respectful of our staff, they are trying to ensure our parks continue to meet our award winning standards, whilst our open spaces are experiencing extremely high demand. "We have always thought of our parks as jewels in Halton's crown. And the public agrees. Thanks to all the council staff and the many volunteers who help make the parks such attractive destinations. "Let's not have all that good work undone by a mindless minority." There were also issues of littering at Spike Island in West Bank, which had to be constantly visited by workers to keep the site clean. And police officers also condemned groups of youths gathering at Dane-in-Shaw pastures in Congleton, who "set multiple fires" and left rubbish on the fields. A spokesperson for Congleton East Police said on social media: "Once again we have had reports of youths meeting in large groups down Dane-in-Shaw Pastures.
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. "Unfortunately one male had an early wakeup call this morning having left his ID behind. He has been told he needs to attend the location today to clean the mess him and his friends have left behind. "May I remind everyone, we are still in a national lockdown. £200 Covid fines and ASB Alerts are being given for those breaking the rules."
Rubbish left at Dane-in-Shaw pastures near Congleton
(Image: Cheshire Police Rural Crime Team)
Crewe and Nantwich MP Kieran Mullan also raised issues about littering on parks in the area last week, saying on Facebook: "We all want to be able to enjoy our parks and green spaces now more than ever. "If you make a mess take it with you. If the bin is full, carry your mess until you find a bin that isn't. If you can't do that, take it home. "There is no excuse. If your children are visiting the park, remind them please! Though I know it is adults as well." The relaxing of the lockdown rules on Monday March 29 meant that up to six people or two households can meet up outdoors, including in private gardens. The next stage of the roadmap will see non-essential retail and pub gardens given permission to reopen to customers from Monday April 12.
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