Shocking pictures show litter strewn across Chatsworth Estate

The Chatsworth Estate has released these shocking pictures of litter left behind by visitors to the site.

By Michael Broomhead
Monday, 8th June 2020, 11:52 am
Updated Monday, 8th June 2020, 1:59 pm

The images show food and drink containers strewn over land at Carlton Lees – and a picnic table believed to have been burned by a disposable barbecue.

A spokesperson for Chatsworth said: “We love to see lots of people enjoying the park but please take your rubbish home or use the bins we provide and don’t have barbecues or campfires.”

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Rubbish dumped at the Chatsworth Estate.

Councillor Simon Spencer, Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways, transport and infrastructure, said littering had increased since coronavirus lockdown restrictions were eased.

“Our staff are spending considerable time picking up litter left by visitors,” he said.

“This impacts upon staffs’ ability to support visitors and deal with other issues such as essential site duties and responding to reports of lost children.”

In England and Wales, dropping litter is a criminal offence.

Visitors are being urged to enjoy the area responsibly.

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Derbyshire County Council has reported a rise in littering since the lockdown was eased.