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West Bridgford
Friday, 16 April 2021

People enjoy time in the West Bridgford sunshine as park security keeps things calm

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People gathered in Bridge Field today as the sun came out before things turn colder next week.

Around 150 people in separate groups spent the afternoon at the park.

Signage was erected to encourage using the event litter bins provided by Rushcliffe Borough Council.

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The parks will be closed at 7.30pm until further notice to also help alleviate any
issues and Bridge Field will be accessed through a single controlled access point if
required, as footfall at the parks increases with warmer spring weather and the
Easter break.

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Extra temporary yellow event bins are now in place around the parks and Streetwise
teams will continue their regular clearance of bins across the park and town centre
and the cleaning of the park’s toilets.

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Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Executive Manager for Neighbourhoods Dave Banks
said: “Security patrols are now in place daily at the parks and around the Borough to
ensure our parks and open spaces can continue to be a place for all to enjoy.
“We’re aware the majority of park users enjoy the areas responsibly and we thank
them for taking pride in their local area by always binning their rubbish or taking it
home.

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“Park users’ and local residents’ safety is exceptionally important to us and an
unfortunate scene of increased volumes of litter left at the parks in recent days we
will tackle wherever we can.

“It mirrors a disappointing picture in places nationally but we will do all we can to
protect those who use and enjoy our parks and adjoining neighbourhoods.”

All officials and Police have powers to enforce Public Spaces Protection Order
(PSPO) rules which means park users and town centre visitors must give up alcohol
when asked to do so by an official.

Failure to comply can lead to a fixed penalty notice or prosecution at court and a fine
of up to £1,000.