The leader of Gedling Borough Council has said there has been a ‘significant’ rise in the rat population across the borough due to litter left in borough parks.
In a tweet to his thousands of followers, Councillor Clarke urged those using our parks to take their litter home.
Clarke said rats were thriving due to discarded part-eaten food, which had been left by those having picnics.
He shared a picture of a rat he had spotted while out on his travels.
Many of our parks and green spaces have been blighted by litter since the pandemic, with Colwick Country Park and Newstead Abbey being the worst affected.