A DISGUSTED mum was horrified to find a mound of rubbish and dirty nappies dumped on a children’s swing in a park.

Rosie Withers, of Harwich, was taking her two children to Mace Park, in Dovercourt, on Tuesday evening when she found a pile of rubbish on a swing.

The swing was filled with household waste, dirty nappies, crisp packets, food and drinks cans among other items.

Rosie, 25, said it was “disgusting” to find and she decided to clear it up.

She said: “Me and a lady emptied it all out and picked up litter all around the park. I wish I had taken her name as she said she does it regularly.”

Rosie said she does not want to take her seven-year-old daughter or two-year-old son to the park, which is next to Spring Meadow Primary School, again after the incident.

She said: “There is a school across the road and I’m sure parents will be walking back through there and it wouldn’t be fair on the children that they can’t play in a park because of some disrespectful people wanting to empty their rubbish in a kids’ park.

“We really need more bins and bigger ones as there is only one in the park and it’s always overflowing.

“I hope it gets sorted for the kids’ sake that enjoy playing in that park.”

A Tendring Council spokesman said it was always disappointing when some people did not respect others by littering or fly-tipping, as in this case.

He added: “We encourage residents to report such incidents to us so we can both clear the waste, and monitor the situation if there is a recurring issue at a particular site.”