Local residents have taken to social media to share their outrage as litter was found overflowing from bins at a popular nature reserve in Chorlton.
As temperatures soared and lockdown regulations prepared to loosen, photos showing strewn litter left behind by members of the public over the weekend at Chorlton Water Park were shared by a concerned local to the Chorlton Facebook group this morning.
The post then went on to receive numerous replies from others echoing similar feelings of disgust.
One resident commented: “Just wrong, I’m ashamed of how people carry themselves, it’s not hard to take it home and put it in your own”.
Another said: “Just take your rubbish home, it’s not hard”.
“Same with Chorlton Green – all 3 bins overflowing with pizza boxes and beer bottles left next to them” replied another.
As is to unfortunately be expected, this instance does not appear to be an isolated occurrence however.
Similar scenes of left behind litter have been posted across social media platforms as dozens of visitors flocked to beaches, parks and other beauty spots across Greater Manchester and the North West this past weekend.
Formby and Blackpool appeared to be some of the worst affected areas in the region.
A statement by a spokesperson for Sefton Council addressing the above circumstances reads: “Our beaches are tempting but they are not able to cope with high level of visitors at the moment.”
“We understand that some lockdown measures have been eased nationally but that does not mean that we are through the worst of this and as ever, the health and safety of our communities comes first.”
“For those few who do visit our coastline at this dangerous time, they are advised that stringent parking restrictions are in place, all rubbish must be taken home and BBQs are strictly prohibited along the entirety of the Sefton coastline.”
“At this time we need people to think about their safety and the safety of others, as well as the wellbeing of our communities and Council staff.”