Members of the public were left furious after a collection of rubbish was found on a bench in a popular Yate park.

Kingsgate Park has received the top marks from South West in Bloom for a number of years, even being entered in to the higher categories in the competition.

It has achieved the status because of the way that it provides the public with a whole range of things and is always clean.

However on Sunday a large collection of rubbish was found on a bench.

Items left included glasses, plates and even a disposable bbq.

A picture online prompted fury from park-goers, with comments describing it as ‘disgusting’.

The mess was cleared up by visitors to the park, with it being placed in a bin just 15 metres away.