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No More Rubbish Excuses

Friday 12 June, 2020, by Mark Sadler

With more people expected to head into the countryside this weekend, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is calling for ‘no more rubbish excuses’ when it comes to littering.

With more people expected to head into the countryside this weekend, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is calling for everyone to keep to the two-metre social distancing rule and for there to be ‘no more rubbish excuses’ when it comes to littering.  

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Deputy Chairman and local farmer Neil Heseltine said:

“It’s been great to see so many people coming out into the National Park over the last few weeks, but sad to see so much litter being left behind. So please, no more rubbish excuses, take your litter home.

“I say this knowing the devastating effects littering and disposable BBQs have on plants and wildlife, including livestock trapped or tangled up in plastic bags and packaging, and animals cut by sharp objects that have been discarded in fields.

“We want everyone to come and enjoy a great day out in the National Park and to head home refreshed and re-energised, both mentally and physically, and with all their litter. Remember – respect the land, respect the community, and most importantly, respect each other, and stick to the two-metre social distancing rule”.

Information and resources for visitors, including where to go, what to do, how to stay safe and details of car parking, maps and walks, is here, alongside copies of all the National Park Authority infographics.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Mark Sadler

Mark is the Communications Manager with the YDNPA.

Website: www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

3 Replies to “No More Rubbish Excuses”

  1. Mike Richardson says:

    Great comments and well said but just HOW do we the message to the people who do the littering and get them to take notice.

  2. I dont know how you get the message across. Is it lack of education or just plain laziness? My grandchildren now aged 8 and 11 have known from the time they began to walk that you put dirty nappies in the bin along with “dirty nosey wipes” as they still call them even now. It’s almost like litter breeds litter which by that I mean if there’s already litter there it doesn’t matter if it’s added to. The worst things ever invented are portable BBQs. Would making them impossibly expensive solve the problem?. Probably not. It hasn’t solved the problem with cigarettes evidenced by the number of cigarette butts littering every beauty spot with a well-placed seat.

  3. Tony says:

    Does anyone know whether the public toilets down by the river at Burnsall are open. Thanks,Tony

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