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Food dumped in Baylis Park

Large amounts of food have recently been dumped in Baylis Park, contributing to a rat issue in the area. This has been an ongoing issue for many years and residents are again advised not to leave any food in the park. There have recently and frequently been large amounts of rice, chapatis, and bread left all across the park. 


The council will be carrying out active patrols around the park and anyone seen dumping large amounts of food will receive a fixed penalty notice of £75. The no feeding sign near the pond will be replaced and the council would encourage residents not to feed the ducks, as well as not leaving food.

Linda Corcoran, Resilience and Enforcement Lead, Slough Borough Council said: “I would remind all residents not to leave large amounts of food on the ground at Baylis Park or indeed at any of our parks. This causes issues with attracting rats and also makes areas of the park unusable. We want everyone to be able to enjoy our open spaces, and it is up to all of us to keep them clear of rubbish and dumped food.”

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