People in Liverpool are being asked to treat the city’s green spaces with respect and tidy up after themselves when they leave.
The good weather means many people are spending time outside in the city’s many parks and open spaces, including enjoying picnics and barbeques.
But some are leaving their rubbish behind – rather than putting it in bins or bagging it and taking it home with them.
Last night, a group of people had a barbeque on the grassed area at the Pier Head, leaving behind a large patch of scorched grass and glass bottles for council staff to clear up this morning – despite litter bins being located just yards away.
Councillor James Noakes, Cabinet member for Streetscene, said: “It is sickening that some people choose to treat our city like this.
“At the heart of our World Heritage site, the Pier Head has seen a huge transformation in recent years and is a firm favourite with visitors and residents alike so this is sad to see.
“Sadly, we have problems like this across the city with some people abusing public spaces and having no consideration for others.
“I urge people to treat our green spaces with respect so that everyone can enjoy them, and disposable barbeques are really not suitable for use on grass. Where we find evidence we will fine people for littering.
“At peak periods, bins can sometimes be overflowing due to demand, and in these circumstances we would ask that people take responsibility for their rubbish by simply bagging it up and taking it home with them.”