LITTER-picking parish councillors will ask pub landlords to join their war on waste after turning up dozens of discarded bottles and glasses near a row of pubs.
Cllr Sue Ellis said she had been shocked to find 100 glasses, bottles and cans in a memorial garden between the Masons Arms and Olive Lounge in Wickersley.
“Unfortunately, this haul of bottles, tins and glasses reflect that this anti-social behaviour of dropping litter is done by adults, who really do know better,” she said.
“It also highlights the downside of having a thriving night-time economy when not in lockdown.
“It was sad to see there was a litter bin only a few yards away and people have been throwing things in the bushes instead.
“We are not singling out any one pub or bar, but we will be having a conversation with them and showing them these photos, and I think they need to be speaking to their customers and asking them not to take bottles or glasses off the premises.
“We would like to see them taking responsibility with this.
“I am hopeful that, as they deploy door staff on weekends and cleaning staff in the mornings, this will be constructive discussions.”
The litter pick last weekend was part of a parish-wide drive to spring clean Wickersley, with residents urged to spruce up the spot outside their homes.
Cllr Ellis said she was heartened the initiative had proved popular with parishioners young and old, including two young sisters who targeted their local park.
“We have had a good response to residents all doing their bit and children have also been taking part with their parents.
“I would like to thank everyone who participated.”