Crowds dump used toilet roll and empty bottles in Endcliffe Park after ‘large party’

Hundreds of rubbish items – including used toilet roll and nitrous oxide cannisters – were dumped after crowds swarmed a popular Sheffield park on Saturday.

Sunday, 31st May 2020, 1:01 pm

Endcliffe Park was one of many busy green spaces in the city yesterday, with many groups drinking and having barbeques in the sun despite the Government's latest lockdown relaxation – which allows people to meet in groups of six outdoors – not coming into force until Monday (June 1).

By law, people in England can currently only meet with one other person in a public space.

Pictures taken in Endcliffe Park on Sunday morning show the main area of grass in the park covered in rubbish left behind by revellers, with areas of grass burnt by disposable barbeques.

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Some of the rubbish left behind in Endcliffe Park from Saturday.

Clare Anderson, who took the pictures, said: “It’s unbelievable that so many people clearly think it’s OK to have barbeques on the grass, leave all their litter and go to the toilet behind trees.”

Posting on social media, one man said: “No respect for the green open spaces that we are privileged to have in our green city.”

Volunteers filled eight bags of rubbish in the park on Saturday morning after more nitrous oxide canisters, cigarette butts, bottles and pizza boxes were left there following several reports on social media of a ‘large party’.

A group of ‘at least 30’ teenagers also left behind used condoms, smashed beer bottles and empty pizza boxes after trespassing onto High Storrs school field, close to the park.

The main area of grass in the park was covered in rubbish.
Used toilet roll was also left behind in the park.
More rubbish in the park.