Plea Over Rise In Litter And Flytipping

The National Trust is urging islanders to help it look after its sites for everyone to enjoy now lockdown restrictions have eased.

It's after broken glass and other rubbish was left strewn across La Coleron and a baby buggy was dumped in the woods at Le Quetivel.

CEO Charles Alluto says rangers are spending time clearing litter instead of maintaining the land for people and wildlife,

"It's demoralising for them, and we just feel it's a waste of our time when really we not asking people to do a lot.. we are just asking people to enjoy our sites and take their rubbish home with them.  And if there is something you need to get rid of, make use of the free waste facilities that we are fortunate enough to have in the island."

If you have enjoyed going into the countryside, why not help us look after it as opposed to actually giving us more work to do."

The Trust says it has to pay to have fly-tipped waste removed. 

The plea from the NT comes within days of police closing the area by La Fregate indefinitely because of repeated littering, antisocial behaviour and breaches of physical distancing rules.

Several other images of flytipping and littering have been posted on social media:

Credit: @astonroberts on twitter

 

Recycling facilities were closed for a time during Level 4 of lockdown but bring banks, and the household recycling and green waste centres at La Collette are now back in use.

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