31st March 2021

Keeping the Colne Valley Park beautiful

It has been wonderful to see so many people really enjoying their local countryside and exploring new areas that they never knew existed. Although most people are respectful of their surroundings, unfortunately we have seen an increase in littering, fly-tipping and thoughtless actions which cause damage and can harm wildlife and cattle. The below pictures show how the countryside was affected by litter after the lockdown was eased in 2020. Unfortunately when easing lock down now, in March 2021, we have had reports about people leaving litter around the Colne Valley Park. It’s important that we all work together to keep our countryside beautiful for us all to enjoy.

Just some of the horrible scenes we have encountered in the Park recently

A growing problem is people leaving their litter next to full bins. If the bin is full, or there is no bin, please take your litter home. This is important because wildlife and farm animals will eat what is left behind and could become seriously ill or even die as a result. Taking your rubbish home also means that others can enjoy clean and pleasant green spaces and waterways.

We ask that visitors are considerate of all other users of the Park – walkers, cyclists, horse riders, bird watchers, anglers, boaters etc, and, of course, the farmers who make their livelihoods through feeding the nation and help manage the countryside.

The Countryside Code

Help us keep the Colne Valley clean and safe for visitors and wildlife alike by following the countryside code: