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Workington,
Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ

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Have consideration for others in the summer sunshine

31 July 2014

Allerdale Borough Council is calling for people to take extra care and consider others whilst enjoying the summer sunshine in public places across the borough.

There have been some recent instances of large amounts of litter being found in public parks, gardens, and along river beds including smashed up glass bottles, which could result in injury to both children and animals.

Crisp packets, disposable barbecues, and piles of cans and bottles are just some of the many items being left lying around by a few irresponsible people in places like Workington’s Curwen Park and Mill Field, Northside football field and the jubilee field next to Harrington nature reserve .

In addition, the Council’s Nature Partnership Officer, Raegan Mckay has found evidence of two cygnets being killed by dogs on the Mill stream in Workington Hall Parklands.

Raegan says: “It is great that this recent spell of good weather is encouraging more people to enjoy the outdoors by spending time in some of our beautiful parks and open spaces. However, we would urge people to consider other park users and clean up after themselves as well as being aware of local wildlife and birdlife who inhabit the same areas.”  

Allowing your dog to attack a wild animal is an offence and owners should take necessary precautions by always having their dogs under control whilst in a public place and on lead when around wildlife.

Allerdale Borough Council has a zero tolerance approach to littering and anyone caught will face being given a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £80.

Members of the public can help to tackle littering and other types of environmental crime by reporting it as part of the Council’s Spot the Grot campaign via www.allerdale.gov.uk/reportit or calling 01900 702702.

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