MORE needs to be done to stop children climbing onto the roof of a cricket pavilion in a Herefordshire village, a councillor has said.

Ewyas Harold Parish Council was told by Coun Malcolm Watkins that children were probably using a large wheelie bin to climb onto the roof of the pavilion, as well as a nearby storage container, at the village's recreation ground.

He told a meeting on March 27 that the council should look at chaining the bin up away from the area, and giving the padlock combination to Herefordshire Council so it can continue to be emptied.

Coun Watkins described it as a slight, but recurring, issue, and there was signage in the area urging people not to do it.

He said that when children were "asked nicely" to get down, they did, and he wasn't aware of the same children doing it twice.

By chaining the bin up, he said it was the one thing the parish council had in its control to prevent children from climbing up on the roofs.

The public toilets at the recreation ground in the village, between Hereford and Abergavenny, were cleaned and disinfected every day, he added.

Coun Watkins also said bins in the area were being used, and the council has had to increase how often the large wheelie bin is emptied by Herefordshire Council.

Councillor Sally Probert, whose husband has been responsible for emptying dog waste bins, said they were being "well used".

But "unfortunately" there were still some who did not pick up after their dog at the recreation ground.