A CHURCH says its land is being used as a dumping ground for litter while yobs have hurled bottles through its historic stained glass windows.
Now the verger at Holy Trinity Church in Dean Street, South Shore, is calling for action to curb anti-social behaviour in the area.
In recent years bottles have been thrown through the windows at the Grade II listed building, which was saved from the threat of demolition in 2003.
Since then around £300,000 of English Heritage money has been invested in the church.
Verger Tony Hales believes that drinking on the streets is the root cause of many of the problems.
He said: “It is frustrating when we are spending money on the church to arrive for services on a Sunday morning and have to clear two bin bags of rubbish up.
“Recently I have had to pick up fish and chip wrappers, pizza boxes, alcohol cans and dirty nappies.
“We’ve also had vandalism with bottles thrown through windows.”
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