THE HEATWAVE has led to an increase in littering at Leamington’s Newbold Comyn.
Warwick District Council has been forced to send rangers out on extra patrols to ensure people were picking up their rubbish.
A council spokeswoman said: “We have been made aware of a few issues relating to extra litter due to the hot weather at Newbold Comyn, and rangers have been doing more patrols in the area to ensure these issues are dealt with.”
Litter picking group Friends of Black Lane says members have also made some unusual and potentially dangerous discoveries.
Recently a dog walker found a number of dishwasher tablets which had been unwrapped and thrown on the grass.
She said: “I had to pull my dog away from the tablets, which are toxic to dogs. Luckily she didn’t pick one up thinking it was something to eat.
“Newbold Comyn is a very popular dog walking area. I think they were scattered deliberately, whether specifically to harm animals I don’t know. But if a dog picked one up it would be very ill. It took me ages to pull them all out of the grass.”