Published on 1st December 2011
Cheltenham Borough Council staff from the central depot (Swindon Road) were clearing autumn leaves from Pittville Park with help from the community today.
At this time of year the amount of leaves in the park, although colourful, can cause problems as they get wet and begin to rot they become slippery and if left will have an adverse affect on the grass.
The leaves are recycled and turned into compost to put on top of landfill sites so plants and trees can be grown.
It is a time consuming job but with the help of the Friends of Pittville Park the council aims to have the park looking like its normal, inviting self.