A local councillor is calling on two international fast food chains to show corporate responsibility for tackling nuisance littering around their local restaurants.
County Councillor for Whitwick, Leon Spence, is making his concerns known after being contacted by local residents, he said 'I regularly receive phone calls about the state of local footpaths and bridle roads and the litter dropped on them, all too often wrappers and cups from McDonalds and KFC.
'Whilst it's obviously not the outlets themselves that are dropping the litter it's very evident that large amounts of it is a by-product of their food and drink.
Councillor Spence continues 'I have previously worked with Stephenson College who now organise regular litter picks by students but there is still a problem.
'I'm calling on both McDonalds and KFC to do more in the area surrounding their restaurants to tackle littering. These are multinational companies who are proud of their corporate environmental credentials, it would be great if they could do more on a local level.
'I will be writing to both businesses urging them to play a more pro-active role in tackling this problem.'
The photographs below were all taken earlier today along Bridle Road (Sludgy Lane) and less than 100 metres from Thornborough Road.