A local rugby club is appealing to young people to stop leaving litter on their pitches – after broken glass caused two of its players to be injured.
Golborne Parkside Rugby club says the problem has become much worse in recent days, with bottles, cans and even nitrous oxide cannisters strewn across the pitches.
Now it is appealing to the parents of any young people who may be hanging out at the pitches to remind them that littering is not only unsightly, it can be dangerous too.
Coach Richard Isherwood said: “We are having a huge issue with littering of our pitches from teenagers, mostly at the end of school term. These pictures are from just one afternoon and evening. They are leaving cans and bottles of alcohol, of which many are smashed on the pitches.
“There is also evidence of drug use such as nitrous oxide all over our pitches.”
He also explained that two young players had recently suffered cuts due to smashed glass on the pitches, requiring medical treatment.
Volunteers at the club have been having to undertake the time consuming job of picking litter before games can go ahead – with multiple sacks of rubbish being collected after just a few days.
So, if you’re a young person, or a parent of a young person who might be out and about meeting friends outdoors, please remind them that litter should be put in a bin – and that the pitches aren’t the best place for them to congregate.
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