Take your rubbish home if bins at Bedford parks are full, urges council

If you're caught littering, you could be fined £100

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 1:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 1:52 pm

Bedford Borough Council is urging people to be sensible and dispose of their rubbish properly when visiting parks and open spaces within the borough.

And if bins are full, find another bin or take your rubbish home.

A council spokesman said: “We’re really fortunate in Bedford borough because we have access to award-winning parks and open spaces, which is what makes it such a shame when litter is left on the floor or by the bin, rather than being thrown away.

Just some of the litter found at Bedford's parks

“We want to keep our parks and open spaces clean so they can be enjoyed by everyone, but we all need to play our part. What we would like to say to the people who are littering is that if you bring something with you to the parks, then you should also be able to take it away and dispose of it properly.

“We would also like to remind everyone using our parks and opens spaces to adhere to guidance on social distancing and washing or sanitising your hands regularly.”

Bedford Borough Council issue Fixed Penalty Notices of £100 to people who are caught littering, including those who leave litter or bags on the ground or beside litter bins.

If you see someone littering, you can report it via the council website