Litter and overflowing bins were seen in parks over the Bank Holiday weekend.

As temperatures went above 20C this weekend, people flocked to parks to bask in the sun or have a picnic.

Government guidance states that people are allowed to go to parks and beaches to sunbathe, have a picnic and go fishing. But they must only go with people in their own household. If they meet up with someone from another household, they must stand or sit two metres apart.

Some sports facilities have also been allowed to reopen - these include tennis and basketball courts and golf courses. This is what parks in Watford and Abbots Langley looked like after the Bank Holiday. 

Abandoned bikes and overflowing bins in Leavesden Country Park

Two Beryl bikes, part of a cycle hire scheme run by Watford Borough Council, were left abandoned at the entrance to the park, which is run by neighbouring Three Rivers District Council.

Bins were also seen overflowing with rubbish. The rubbish had to be tidied up by Three Rivers District Council staff this morning.

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Beryl bikes left at one of the entrances in Leavesden Country Park. Credit: Daisy Smith

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Plastic bags and rubbish overflowing from the bins in Leavesden Country Park. Photo: Daisy Smith

Litter in Cassiobury Park

Marshals were placed in the car parks in the area, to help control a busy flow of people due to the hot weather.

A spokesperson for Watford Borough Council said it has no "significant issues" about parking, litter or misuse of their bike hire scheme.

While the car park was full, visitors were seen maintaing social distance on Monday

But one reader posted about the litter left at the park on Saturday (May 23) on Facebook.

Rubbish left in Chorleywood Common

Another reader also came across litter left on the ground at Chorleywood Common, and posted pictures online of the bin overflowing with rubbish.

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Litter left on the ground in Chorleywood Common. Credit: Laura Edwards