A COUNCILLOR said that he cleared up mess left by those attending a food and music festival.

Green councillor Jamie Lloyd said that he found the streets in the Preston Village area littered with rubbish after the Brighton Foodies Festival in Preston Park.

Cllr Lloyd cleared up 15 smashed bottles, he said, and an “infinite number” of nitrous oxide cylinders from the streets after the event over the May bank holiday weekend.

He also posted a photograph of a broken bottle on the Withdean Greens Facebook page.

Cllr Lloyd said: “We are dismayed at the amount of rubbish, smashed glass and general filth left behind on the streets of Preston Village, apparently due to the thousands of people visiting the food festival in Preston Park.

“We will be writing to the festival organisers to ask them to pay for a deep clean of the surrounding streets as this is now badly needed.”

The organisers of events on Brighton and Hove City Council land are required to clean up afterwards – and glass is banned from all events in local public parks.

The Argus: Thousands enjoyed the Foodies Festival in Preston ParkThousands enjoyed the Foodies Festival in Preston Park

The council said: “We’re sorry to hear there was glass littered in the Preston Village area.

“All events given permission to use council land are required to submit detailed waste management plans which always include waste patrols in the surrounding area.

“The city’s leisure and night-time economy is substantial and, unfortunately, litter does come from a number of sources.

“We do not allow glass at any events in the city’s public parks.

“Our street cleaning team do regular clean-ups of the area. We will check the area and arrange additional cleaning if required.”

The Brighton Foodies Festival took place from Saturday 30 April to Monday 2 May, with live performances from the Feeling and Scouting for Girls as well as Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe from Blue.

The festival organisers were approached for comment.