Sheffield pizza takeaway withdraws student deal and refuses to serve drunk customers after boxes dumped in Endcliffe Park

A pizza takeaway in Sheffield withdrew its student deal and refused to serve customers who had been drinking last night in response to the sea of litter left in Endcliffe Park the previous day.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 8:39 am

Porter Pizza Company on Sharrow Vale Road acted after seven tonnes of waste had to be cleared away from nearby Endcliffe Park on Wednesday morning after huge crowds flocked there to enjoy soaring temperatures on Tuesday.

The park was packed with groups taking advantage of the easing of lockdown restrictions but residents woke the following day to find a sea of litter in the park.

Sheffield Council mounted an emergency clean-up operation and irresponsible litter bugs were condemned by angry residents across Sheffield.

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Rubbish in Endcliffe Park

Takeaway wrappers and empty drinks bottles and cans were left strewn across the grass by many of the groups who met in the park.

In an Instagram post last night, the owner of Porter Pizza Company expressed disappointment at seeing some of their pizza boxes left in the park by customers.

The post read: “I’m sure many of our customers disposed of their rubbish responsibly last night (Tuesday) but tonight (Wednesday) we will be withdrawing our student deal and we will not be serving people who have been drinking.

“Sorry to everyone not involved in this but we are mortified our boxes were all over the park.”

Endcliffe Park in Sheffield was left covered in litter after huge crowds gathered on Tuesday and into the early hours of Wednesday

On Tuesday, police officers responded to a number of incidents in the park, including the rape of an 18-year-old woman, violence and vandalism to a war memorial.

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