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Keeping Parks Clean

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Overview

Did you know you can use the Find My Local application to find Parks near you or to find the name of the park that you need.

You can use these buttons to request emptying of dog bins in parks, report litter in parks or report litter cut up and left behind by mowers.

Parks and Nature Conservation Services are responsible for ensuring that litter and debris is cleared before mowing grass and weeding shrub beds and flower beds.

Daily checks are made to ensure lifebelts and throwing aids are available at pools in parks. You can use the Remove Debris from Pools and Streams in Parks button to report debris blocking the flow of water and causing flooding or general rubbish in pools. You can also report problems with lifebelts and throwing aids using this form.

If you wish to report pollution or excessive pond weed (algal bloom) you need to contact the Environment Agency.

If you wish to report litter on public streets, you can use the street cleaning request form.

Essential Information
  • This service applies to parks and open spaces only - this excludes pools and streams on land owned by Housing, Highways, Education and privately owned land.

    Debris might include:

    • Lifebelts and throwing aids
    • Shopping trolleys
    • Rubbish and Tipped material

    Fallen tree branches and water vegetation is a natural phenomenon in pools and streams and provides valuable habitat e.g. for fish to spawn, birds to nest. Debris will be removed if it creates a serious risk of flooding properties. In early summer a "scum" is often reported on ponds which is caused by flowers from Poplar trees settling on the water surface

    Algal blooms - thick green pond weed - is also reported during warm summer weather.

  • Dog bins can be found in parks and open spaces.

    All bins are emptied at least once a week.

    It is an offence if dog walkers do not clean up after their dogs when they foul anywhere to which the public has a right of access. This includes:

    • Pavements
    • Paths
    • Playing fields
    • Grass Verges
    • Gutters
    • Carriageways
Frequently Asked Questions
    • These are checked daily and replaced in their housing. If you find one missing please let us know.

    • Fallen tree branches and water vegetation is a natural phenomenon in pools and streams and provides valuable habitat. e.g for fish to spawn and birds to nest. We will remove it if it creates a serious risk of flooding properties.

    • In early summer scum may be caused by flowers from Poplar trees settling on the water surface. It may also be caused by pollution, if in doubt call the Environment Agency.

    • Litter is cleared from maintained grass areas just before it is cut.

    • If you haven't been able to find the information that you need then the link below will take you to a form that you can use to ask us further questions.

      Service Specific Enquiry
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