‘Lazy and selfish’ visitors to Bristol park slammed as bins overflow

Residents living near a park in south Bristol have slammed ‘lazy and selfish’ visitors who have left piles of rubbish in their wake.

Recent warm weather, as well as lockdown measures being eased, has left to an influx of people heading to parks across Bristol.

However, pictures taken earlier this morning (June 26) shows bins in Victoria Park overflowing with waste, including empty bottles of alcohol and plastic bags.

Such sights have sparked anger from local residents online, with many questioning why those responsible were unable to clean up after themselves.

“It looked so messy this evening there,” one person wrote.

Today’s top stories

  • Chef unhappy over Old Library job losses

  • Murder investigation launched

  • The Mall owner collapses into admin

  • Yellow weather warning in place

“Saying that I can remember going to the park since the late 70s and it’s never been so busy as in the last month or so.

“Definitely need more bins especially in the top half of the park.”

A second said: “The opportunity to look after and respect our green spaces and environment in general has already been lost to the lazy and selfish.

“A lovely early morning walk with my children has turned into me endlessly saying ‘dont touch’ and explaining why grown adults are less able to clean up after themselves than children.”

A third added: “If you live near the park and had a picnic take you rubbish home if the bins are FULL. Shame on you.”

Another said: “It’s not rocket science to take rubbish away. If they carried food and drink to the park in the first place they have enough hands to carry it away with them!”

For news tailored to your local area, powered by In Your Area:

Bristol City Council has been contacted for comment by Bristol Live.

Elsewhere in the city, a Montpelier resident has slammed the ‘ridiculous’ fly-tipping which is happening ‘almost every week’ on her road.

Back to: Home Bristol News

You may also like...