Councillors spring into action to keep parade litter free

Springs Parade which Town Councillors say is becoming an eyesore on the Brigg Riverside.
Springs Parade which Town Councillors say is becoming an eyesore on the Brigg Riverside.
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“Springs Parade is an absolute disgrace” - that was the verdict of Brigg Town Councillors at their monthly meeting when they discussed litter problems in the town centre.

The clerk had received an email from a resident pointing out the collection of windblown takeaway wrappers, cartons, and thrown away bottles at the location.

Councillors needed no reminding as Mike Campion said: “The fault is of course with people who throw their litter there.

“It is owned by Tesco and they have a responsibility to clean it up.

“We need to get the message over to them that it needs tidying up twice a week.”

There was general concern that what should be an attractive location on the riverside to shoppers and visitors alike is giving a bad impression of the town.

Coun Rob Waltham said: “The MP Andrew Percy has taken this issue up; there are though broader issues about maintenance.

“Tesco need a strong letter reminding them of their responsibility. One problem is that litter from here blows around and gets into the river. I am concerned about the impact of this on the economy.”

The clerk is to send a letter to Tesco.

Broader issues on maintenance will be addressed and the takeaway will be provided with a bin.