Walkers refuse to waste idyllic nature reserve

Photo by Katrina King taken from the perimeter path next door to the FCC Environment recycling site at the Blue Lagoon Nature Reserve

Photo by Katrina King taken from the perimeter path next door to the FCC Environment recycling site at the Blue Lagoon Nature Reserve

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Nature lovers say they are fed up of rubbish excuses when it comes to a “snow shower” of litter near a Bletchley lake.

The Blue Lagoon Nature Reserve has been regularly hit by a “snow storm” of plastic bags, which walkers say is spoiling the idyllic spot.

Jenni Gillard said: “It is the worst I have ever known it to be in the 40 years I have been walking round there.

“It’s horrendous – it looks like a snow storm with plastic bags hanging from the trees.

“We do not have many open spaces in Bletchley so it is important to have somewhere like this for families to enjoy.”

Milton Keynes Council say they have been in talks with the owners of the site, FCC Environment Recycling, who have agreed to remove the rubbish at their own cost.

Reader Katrina King, who sent in the picture above, said: “I used to enjoy walking here. You might as well think I was in the recyling site.”

An FCC spokesman said an action plan has been agreed with the council and, after being approved by the Environment Agency, is being implemented now.