Anger after litter left at Clitheroe beauty spot

Rubbish piled up against a litter bin.
Rubbish piled up against a litter bin.
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Hundreds flocked to the River Ribble at Edisford during the Bank Holiday weekend to make the most of the hot weather.

Families descended on the beauty spot with their fishing nets and barbecues with many enjoying an ice cream while they were there or a ride on the miniature steam train.

Rubbish strewn all over the river bank.

Rubbish strewn all over the river bank.

However, while most of those who visited Edisford cleared up after themselves and took their rubbish home, some left rubbish strewn all over the river bank to the dismay of local residents.

Clitheroe resident Claire Johnson, who regularly walks down to Edisford with her dog Rupert, said: “It makes me sick! Take your rubbish home. If I go to Lytham or St Anne’s for the day, I take my rubbish home.”

Others agreed with her post on social media, with Angela Walsh saying: “What is wrong with these people? Spoiling the beautiful countryside with their laziness. Gets me mad!

Catherine Louise Fletcher added: “That’s terrible no respect for the beautiful place it is.”

Empty cans of lager left for someone else to clear up.

Empty cans of lager left for someone else to clear up.

A spokesman for Ribble Valley Borough Council said: “The good weather attracted thousands of people to the borough over the Bank Holiday, including to the jazz festival and Edisford river, and our street cleansing teams were out-and-about every morning emptying refuse bins.

“We are delighted that where the bins were full, particularly at Edisford, most people had bagged their rubbish and placed it alongside. We would like to thank everyone who visited the borough over the bank holiday for helping us keep it clean and tidy.”