Storm Isha has strewn rubbish all along a street in central Swindon.

Conservative councillor Dale Heenan tweeted a picture of a street in central Swindon, with recycling boxes and the weighted blur bags put out on the kerbside.

Scattered across the pavement are plastic bottles, tubs, food wrappers and crisp packets – the sort of light material which would be easiest for the strong winds on Sunday night and Monday morning to pick up. 

The picture was taken on Monday morning, just hours before The Queen was due to visit the town.

Cllr Heenan said on the posting with the picture: “Oh dear, how predictable.” 

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Councillor Dan Adams, who was passed the photo by a resident, said: “A picture paints a thousand words I’m afraid.

"Everyone accepts that these storms can cause problems but the delays in getting rubbish collected which means it’s out on the streets for days have just made the situation worse.” 

A Swindon Borough Council spokesman said: “Storms, like the one we experienced yesterday, will always cause challenges especially when there are high winds and that has been reflected across the country.

“It is always advisable whenever this type of weather is forecast to weigh down your recycling and wedge your weighted bag between your other containers to minimise the chances of it being blown away by the wind.

“Alternatively, residents can also take their waste back in until the weather has passed.”