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Council urged to get strict with litter bugs

posted 5 Jul 2011, 04:38 by David Rintoul   [ updated 5 Jul 2011, 05:04 ]

Campainers are urging the city council to clamp down on litter bugs after The Meadows was left strewn with rubbish and smouldering barbecues.

An estimated 50,000 people descended on the park for both the Taste of Edinburgh festival and just to enjoy the sun as temperatures soared over the weekend.

However, yesterday morning commuters and local residents were left to walk through a park covered in debris. Many had also evidently used disposable barbecues despite the council ban and the introduction of special concrete cooking slabs.