Find out how to report broken glass, damaged play equipment or council property, drug-related litter, full dog or litter bins, or locked and unlocked park gates.
We are keen to remove broken glass as quickly as possible, especially if it is in a well-used area like a children's playground. If you find broken glass, don't attempt to pick it up but please report it using our form below.
Our playground equipment is inspected regularly by professional teams. When a problem is found, the area will be cordoned off until further action is taken. This action might involve replacement, repair or removal of the item. You can report damaged play equipment such as:
This is given a high priority and we have specialist disposal methods. If you find drug-related litter, do not attempt to pick it up. Instead, please report it and provide as much information as possible about the location, especially if needles are involved, as they can be extremely hard to locate.
Some of our smaller and/or more enclosed parks are locked at night. The opening/locking times vary according to the time of year and are shown on the gates.
We advise visitors to make themselves aware of closing times and to ensure that they leave the park by that time. It is not practical for us to lock all parks simultaneously, so it is possible that a park will be locked at the advertised time on some days, and significantly later on other days.
Larger parks and most of our open spaces and woodland areas do not have fences and therefore cannot be secured. You can report a park that hasn't been locked and is causing an issue.