Sinn Féin Environmental spokesperson Councillor Sharon Duddy has urged people using the grass banking overlooking Fahan Street in the good weather to take their rubbish home with them.
She made her comments after complaints that rubbish is being strewn across the steps and green space there.
Councillor Duddy said “With the first good spell of weather this week there has been an increase in the numbers of people using the large green space below the Derry Walls overlooking Fahan Street.
“It is great to see such large numbers of people out enjoying the good weather and that the first daffodils of spring are in bloom all along the entire stretch of the street.
“But sadly with the good spell of weather it also brings problems.
“I have already received complaints from local residents about people leaving rubbish on the steps and on the green space, which in turn means council workers have to come in each day and clean up the mess.
“I would appeal for anyone using this space to try and take their rubbish home with them or place it in one bag so it’s easily collected. And also to be mindful of leaving the likes of glass bottles which if broken could cause injuries to children playing on the grass or injure family pets.