Fury over state of Coventry park strewn with litter as readers claim 'nobody is bothered these days'

The Tick-Tock Park in Coventry on Binley Road
The Tick-Tock Park in Coventry on Binley Road -Credit:Coventry Rocks

Readers have expressed their frustration about the state of a Coventry park play area that was left covered in litter during the May Bank Holiday weekend. One said people should be "ashamed of themselves" while another said they feared it "won't be long before every road and street in Coventry" looks like Stoke Green Park.

A resident who contacted CoventryLive said he saw many families and children enjoying the sunshine and having a picnic, but when he visited the following morning he was surprised to see piles of rubbish left. He said it led to him questioning "the values parents are instilling in their children".

The Tick-Tock park has play equipment for all ages including baby swings, tall slides, play frames with tube slides, child swings, a rotating dish, a spinning wiggly pole. The play area has been open since 2012 after a £56,000 grant was secured by the Big Lottery Fund to install the playground equipment.

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CoventryLive readers said they were angry to learn about the littering at Stoke Green and Tick-Tock park. Percy said: "If you see a bin full take your litter home or look for another one, it's common sense but that's gone out the window. Take responsibility for your actions instead of blaming everyone else."

Bernie S said: "Street cleansing in this city is a disgrace. Parks are rarely cleaned, streets are never swept and sweepers only carry litter pickers graffiti a disgrace too."

CovKid said: "Why are there so many people in Coventry who think it's acceptable to do this? Why does nobody challenge this behaviour? What a sad place this has become."

Mouse111 said: "Sign of the times, unfortunately, nobody is bothered these days. No self-respect, no respect for anything or anyone." Blondetinkerbell36dd added: "Is it that difficult to pick up rubbish and take it home to put it in the bin?"

And another reader said: "It's not up to anyone else to have to clear up after them. It's easy to put it back in the bags they bought it in. Pick up the said bag and take it home with them. Lift lid of your own bin and pop it in. Simple."

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