THERE is no excuse to litter, a councillor has said as people are urged to keep their community tidy.

Rubbish was left strewn across Llwyn Isaf in Wrexham town centre on Tuesday afternoon despite the fact eight bins are situated nearby.

Lead Member for Environment and Transport councillor David Bithell, said people have got to be responsible and change their behaviours.

He told the Leader: "Our offices will be contacting Coleg Cambria to ask them to do more education work with students when they are coming out for their dinner time. You can see the mess that is left behind.

"I don't want to say it is all students because it isn't but clearly the majority of people who use the green come from Coleg Cambria at lunch time.

"We are trying to educate people, there's eight bins there that aren't getting used. People have got to be responsible.

"From our perspective we are trying to work with Wrexham Litter Pickers, we have a new officer now who will work in Wrexham trying to get people to change their behaviour about litter.

"What I can't understand is why people dispose of their litter in an open space, especially when there's bins.

"But even if there isn't any bins, there is no excuse."

The councillor went on to say the issue surrounding litter is 'cultural' and people need to do more for their community.

He added: "It's a cultural issue in this country, people disposing of their used litter and they think it is acceptable to do this. It ruins the area.

"During lockdown, people took pride in their community because they haven't been able to travel, Wrexham Litter Pickers have done a fantastic job.

"There's no excuse to litter. I don't know why there is a massive problem, it costs Wrexham Council around £1.2m a year clearing up after other people, there's just no excuse.

"My message to people is take your litter home with you or dispose of it correctly."

Taking to social media, Cllr Bithell shared images of the mess in the public space.

Coleg Cambria replied: "Thanks for bringing this matter to our attention. We have escalated your post and your excellent suggestion of litter picking teams. We will keep you posted on developments."