Trawden Parish Councillor, Andrea Beswick, first reported rubbish to Cllr Sarah Cockburn-Price in this area of Cottontree in early June and the great team at Pendle Borough Council's Environmental Services duly went and cleared it.
Residents contacted Cllr Cockburn-Price again to complain about the fact that this once tranquil beauty spot was being used for what they described as "raves". Our local Neighbourhood Policing Team swung into action and have kept residents informed about all the measures they are taking to prevent this happening.
Yesterday, Pendle Council's Team cleared the area AGAIN. Beauty, peace and ecological cleanliness was restored to Cottontree.
Cllr Sarah Cockburn-Price said, "I am grateful to all those who worked on this, and to those of you still in the "We were all young once" camp, I ask you to consider the time this has all taken; the worry and concern felt by residents and the cost. Make no mistake, when your Council Tax goes up, and you wonder why, it is because all agencies are dealing with more and more of these kinds of incidents. The time it takes to solve them is immense. We don't (yet) live in a dystopian society. We need to pull together as a community to say "No"! We need to stand up and be counted by saying "No" to vandalism, to rubbish and anti-social behaviour."