Chesterfield council says no town centre clean up needed after England's Euros final defeat

Chesterfield Borough Council says no ‘extra steps’ were necessary to clean up the town after England’s Euro 2020 final defeat.

Monday, 12th July 2021, 6:31 pm

Councils in many parts of the country reported large amounts of litter had been dumped by fans heading home from pubs after the loss to Italy in Sunday’s Wembley final.

Nationally, it is expected the clean-up of discarded flags, beer bottles and other rubbish could cost the country millions of pounds.

But a spokesperson for Chesterfield Borough Council said on Monday: “We have not seen any significant increase in litter following the final and have not had to take extra steps to clean the town centre today.”

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Chesterfield town centre.
Chesterfield town centre.

While police could not confirm where the arrests had taken place or what the nature of the offences were – a spokesperson said ‘it was a much steadier night than anticipated’.