Food packaging, discarded clothes and other litter in Gerald James Lynch Park left by those living on Winnipeg’s streets will be addressed going forward, according to the Main Street Project, which has been tasked with helping homeless people living in encampments.

“[We need to] develop a plan that both looks after the individuals and also ensures that we’re able to deal with those messes and clean them up appropriately and not confuse people with the mess,” said Rick Lees, Main Street Project’s executive director.

Some residents in the area previously said they felt the state of the park was indicative of how the city treats homeless people and the lack of resources put into dealing with the issues of homelessness.