England fans warned 'please don't trash our city' after Euro 2020 weekend chaos

Council chiefs have asked football fans and weekend revellers to behave responsibly and not to ‘trash the city’ during the Euros

Friday, 18th June 2021, 1:21 pm

People have been asked to plan their weekend in advance and enjoy Sheffield’s parks and venues responsibly.

A councillor made the plea this week after England fans were criticised for spilling out into Ecclesall Road and stopping traffic on Sunday as they celebrated England’s first round win in the Euro’s.

In a separate incident revellers left mounds of rubbish at a Sheffield park and partied into the early hours with loud music and urinated in residents' gardens.

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Crowds gathered in Ecclesall Road after England's 1-0 Euro win against Croatia on Sunday.

A council spokesman urged fans to keep neighbours onside and play on responsibly.

He said: “It’s great that we can come together for the football and have something to celebrate but while you’re enjoying yourselves please make sure you stick to the guidelines and don’t trash the city.”

“If you want to go to a pub or other venue this weekend please check to see whether you need to book in advance.”

Covid regulations are still in force meaning licensed premises must still operate table service for food and drinks.

Mounds of rubbish left at Crookes Valley Park.

Walk ins will be difficult at busy times and measures and patrols will be stepped up to help keep the city safe.

Councillor Alison Teal added: ‘It was so very disappointing to see another park left in a disgraceful state last weekend. We want everyone to enjoy themselves in our beautiful parks, but to be responsible with their litter to help keep those green spaces beautiful for the next day.

"I’m grateful to our hardworking staff who keep our parks and green spaces open and safe for us all to enjoy, so please do take your litter home if the bins are full and enjoy yourselves with respect for your surroundings.

"Neighbours around the parks should be given no reason to complain about noise or antisocial behaviour.”

Additional bins and increased staffing and collections are in place seven days a week until late evenings. Even with all the additional measures in place your help will make a difference.

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