Enjoy your bank holiday break but please help us protect our green spaces

With crowds expected to flock to the borough’s parks and commons this bank holiday weekend, people are being urged to help protect these valuable community green spaces by clearing away their litter.

With visitors expected to enjoy drinks, snacks and picnics, there is likely to be lots of waste generated this weekend and people are being urged to do the right thing and clear up any rubbish they produce.

Please use the many litter bins that are available and if these are full, please bring your rubbish home with you. Please don’t leave it piled up next to a bin. This is hugely damaging to the environment because the rubbish can be blown into trees and lakes, harming wildlife and threatening biodiversity.

In 2019, we collected 4,640 tonnes of rubbish in one May bank holiday. But during the pandemic this has risen to 11,780 tonnes as many more people have visited Wandsworth’s parks and commons.

There are also strictly no BBQs allowed on Wandsworth’s greenspaces at any time, this is a year round ban and anyone caught doing so will be fined accordingly.

We hope everyone has a lovely bank holiday break but please remember to take your litter home with you.

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