CONSERVATIVES have called on the council to clear uncollected rubbish from a park’s recycling bins that have been behind barriers for months.

Bins were installed in prominent positions around Wish Park in Hove by Brighton and Hove City Council, but have had rubbish pile up and been surrounded by metal barriers for around six months.

Conservative councillors Garry Peltzer Dunn and Robert Nemeth said numerous residents and users of the park have complained regularly about the bins and have raised the issue with the council numerous times and been assured of action. However, the pair said nothing has been so far been done.

The Argus: Cllr Peltzer Dunn, left, and Cllr Nemeth by the bins in Wish ParkCllr Peltzer Dunn, left, and Cllr Nemeth by the bins in Wish Park

Cllr Nemeth said: “The placement of recycling bins in a park is a welcome step towards starting the long task of trying to improve the city’s woeful recycling rates but not emptying them makes no sense at all.

“When the Greens and Labour supported recent strikes, the expectation of the public was that services would improve.

“Cllr Peltzer Dunn and I feel that leaving these bins behind unsightly tall fences for months on end is simply unacceptable when recycling rates are so poor.”

Brighton and Hove City Council have been contacted for comment.