Long weekends are great for the Lithgow economy but not so good for the regions natural spaces as once again Hassans Walls lookout was left with piles of rubbish lying around.
Lithgow resident Jeff Geddes took his family up to Hassans Walls Lookout on Sunday morning and said he was embarrassed by the state of the 'beautiful' attraction.
"The two small wheelie bins were overflowing with rubbish strewn around the area and can only wonder what it would look like by the end of the Easter break," he said.
There were also branches and trees cut down and left near the paths and the tables and chairs under the covering were overgrown with weeds that look like they have been there for months, according to Mr Geddes.
Mr Geddes said there were positives along with the downside.
"There were over a hundred visitors at the lookout while I was there who all spoke glowingly of the magnificent views but like a lot of other Lithgow looked like no one cares of presentation.
Mr Geddes had some strong opinions on how people seem to treat the area.
"Lithgow seems to have no pride in our attractions, entrances to our city or our Main Street which is a real shame," he said.
"No wonder people always knock our great home."
This isn't the first time that a resident has been disappointed in our public spaces after a long weekend at the end of last year saw the toilets at River Lett Hill being vandalised.
In June 2020 The Saint also wrote about how post COVID the Hassans Walls Reserve has re-emerged as Lithgow's most visited tourist attraction.
"It was disturbing to note that despite the popularity of the cliff top gift of nature there was not a single litter bin to be found when the column dropped in," they said.
Since then bins have been installed, but with so many visitors clearly something more needs to be done.