20 Feb 18

East Keswick's Wildlife Trust have reported to the Parish Council that some people had dumped garden waste in Keswick Marsh, the Parish Council owned nature reserve which is managed on its behalf by the Wildlife Trust.

In the most serious occurrence, a wheelbarrow full of laurel waste was dumped in the Marsh recently. Also recently garden waste was dumped over the fence from a neighbouring property. Such tipping causes ecological harm, apart from being an eyesore and illegal, according to Melanie Smith from the village Wildlife Trust 'Grass clippings are high in nutrients and when dumped these encourage the growth of nettles and weeds rather than the natural habitat' said Melanie. 

The correct way to dispose of garden waste is through the brown bin collection which restarts Tuesday 27th February

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