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jaybee

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Footballers rubbish
« on: May 19, 2013, 01:51:24 PM »
Sunday May 19th

The photos I took of the footballers,supporters and the rubbish they left behind says it all really.
I did a litter pick and took photos at one pm,just after they left the field,after starting the match at 10am.

I didn't have time to get as far as the henge end pitch,so if someone is able to enlighten me as to the state the pitch was left in I'd appreciate it.

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Cllr Lynn Denham

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Re: Footballers rubbish
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 08:25:47 PM »
I have had an initial response from the City Council's Cleaner and Greener Department.  There are currently only two football league teams who officially book the fields and they have been written to.  However, 'the pitches are in practice part of the open spaces available to the public at no charge'.  So I have asked whether the teams that left the litter as photographed were official or not.

In the meantime, the park and parking wardens have been informed of the problem so when they are in the area they can check and speak to any footballers if they observe a problem.

christopher

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Re: Footballers rubbish
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 10:13:16 AM »
Thank you Lynn.

I have now also had a very positive reply from Tim Phillips, The Secretary of the Worcester & District Football League.

WildlifeRanger

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Re: Footballers rubbish
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013, 10:57:49 AM »
Hello all,

I have been asked to collate more information on the frequency of matches played at Diglis, and any incidents of unacceptable post-match rubbish levels, so that we can tell whether the main culprits are indeed booked (and therefore contactable through the league) or if there are other ad-hoc users we need to identify.

It would be really useful if members of this forum could record on this thread brief details of any matches they observe, including:
Date
Time
Description of teams (age/ kit)
Litter levels post match (and before if noticed) (including the good ones!)

I'm not expecting this to be an exhaustive survey, nor am I asking people to approach the teams! But hopefully it will give us a clearer picture of what is needed.

My colleague Michelle Newell, Community Engagement Team Leader for Cleaner and Greener, would like to contact the Friends of Diglis Fields directly soon to discuss this issue - who is the best contact? You can email contact details to me at heather.bainbridge@worcester.gov.uk

Regards,
Heather Bainbridge
Assistant Wildlife Ranger, Worcester City Council

jaybee

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Re: Footballers rubbish
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2013, 12:39:18 PM »
I'll check the pitches before the games,and again after.

I see no reason why we should have to paddle through all the rubbish they leave behind every weekend.

There was so much last week,I couldn't carry it all >:(

WildlifeRanger

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Re: Footballers rubbish
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2013, 12:57:14 PM »
Thank you Jaybee!

I am just checking the "problem" matches already mentioned on this forum against our booking system, I don't think I'll get it finished before Tuesday though!

Heather

jaybee

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Re: Footballers rubbish
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 05:08:09 PM »
I checked the footy fields at 9.30 Sunday morning;there was a match at 10.30 ish and when I checked the field at 1pm,it was free of rubbish.The team was in shades of blue;photo to follow.It's a start :)

Good to see lots of people enjoying the sun on the fields this afternoon....litter free too!

christopher

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Re: Footballers rubbish
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013, 11:27:29 AM »
That's good news, let's hope it continues? If some teams are using the fields and not booking then that is where a problem may occur?

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Re: Footballers rubbish
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013, 04:20:16 PM »
  However, 'the pitches are in practice part of the open spaces available to the public at no charge'.

As I understand Cllr. Denham's reply it seems that a few people on an ad hoc basis bring their own football and just have a kick about. They do not have a ref, linesmen or managers. The teams that do have these are the official teams so in effect Diglis Playing Fields are their Home Ground, therefore a fair number of games could be played in one season.

It's the official teams and the team they are playing who are the main culprits at leaving rubbish behind, I very rarely see much rubbish from the people who just have a kick about.

jaybee

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Re: Footballers rubbish
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2013, 01:27:13 PM »
No rubbish left today by footballers on pitch one.We will continue to be vigilant.........

christopher

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Re: Footballers rubbish
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2013, 09:02:04 AM »
Yep the bin is over-flowing, better than on the pitch though.  :D

However, it could really do with emptying on a Monday.

christopher

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Re: Footballers rubbish
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2013, 01:26:35 PM »
Picked up several bottles today while walking over the fields. These were not left by the footballers but sadly by regular "numpties".

 :(

Cllr Lynn Denham

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Re: Footballers rubbish
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2013, 03:08:58 PM »
I have been in touch with the staff responsible for emptying the bins and they are going to adjust their rota so that the bins on Diglis Fields will get emptied on Mondays from now onwards. :)

christopher

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Re: Footballers rubbish
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2013, 03:24:14 PM »
Thank you Lynn. It was a comment I didn't expect to see come true - much appreciated.

 :)

jaybee

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Re: Footballers rubbish
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2013, 05:50:35 PM »
Great stuff.I'd noticed that the bins were a bit overfull on a Monday morning.Thanks Lynn. :)