Helen Manghnani, a Conservative Reading councillor, told The Telegraph: “If they really want to make the environment a place that’s beautiful to live in then they have to change – and I can’t seem them doing it.
“It’s too easy for them. If they had to pay for that clean-up, that would be a different story. If they [the organisers] make each individual who attended that festival pay for cleaning up then they would do it.”
The 72-year-old joked that she was tempted to go down to the festival site with a whip and a rubbish bag.
The festival, headlined by Stormzy, Post Malone and Liam Gallagher, was cancelled last year because of Covid and rules on social distancing.
Festival Republic, which organises it, has been approached for comment.