Credit: Paul Swift

A party held at night in Woodthorpe Park, Sherwood has left the community space in a mess.

The party was held into the late of the night on Wednesday 23 June 2021, making it the third party held at the park this year amidst lockdown restrictions.

Paul Swift, Vice Chairman of Woodthorpe Grange Park said: “The top of the park, it looked like a landfill site.

“The amount of lager cans, vodka bottles, cider cans which is a popular drink at the moment, I’ve never picked up so many bottles.”

Within Nottingham, a number of parties have been held in community spaces such as the Arboretum and Forest Recreation ground due to lockdown restricting people from seeing each other inside.

Students in particular have been the centre of blame at the majority of these incidents.

The vice-chairman said: “What’s caused it is there’s no school prom for leavers.

“There’s no where for them to go, their not in a controlled environment.

“In theory they are not doing anything wrong, Covid has put a different stint on how we socialise.”

Items picked up by Paul and other volunteers through the Friends of Woodthorpe Grange Park have included cans, sunglasses, phones and also a Bluetooth speaker.

Councillors have been made aware of the continuing problem and are still yet to tackle the problem.

If you would like to find out more about The Friends of Woodthorpe Grange Park or getting involved, you can find out more here.