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NO RUBBISH: Mum’s plea to keep new facilities at Garston Park litter free

 Published on: 21st October 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

A mum felt disappointed after seeing children dumping their rubbish on the floor at Garston Park.

The park recently underwent changes such as upgrading the children’s play area, building a new small skate park and improving walkways. 

Witnessing children litter left Heather-maria Shepherd upset and she’s encouraging people to keep the new facilities clean and tidy.

She said: “It made me feel sad, confused and disappointed that in this year more than any some parents have not educated children enough on littering and anti-social behaviour and also due to the pandemic all it takes is for a younger child to pick up a bottle and then could potentially catch the virus.”

Her son seeing children litter said “We can’t stay here mummy they’re dropping their rubbish, it means their naughty.” 

Heather added: “I told him just because they dropped their litter it  doesn’t make them bad people and they need to start making better decisions and hopefully their parents will be able to encourage them to do better in the future. 

“We love the park. I thought it was brilliant and offered great facilities especially for the disabled and those who enjoy sensory play with musical instruments. It’s definitely an improvement from the last park.

“Perhaps it could use more bins and the skate park needs to be properly separated from the park, other than that it’s a great place to come and play especially with the Woodlands just over the field.”

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