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Concerns over waste being left dumped

Some of the waste left outside Hart Cottages, Skegness, adjacent to Brian Avenue, off Grosvenor Road EMN-140605-134931001

Some of the waste left outside Hart Cottages, Skegness, adjacent to Brian Avenue, off Grosvenor Road EMN-140605-134931001

Disgruntled inhabitants of a Skegness neighbourhood are angered by the amount of litter accumulating close to their homes.

According to residents of homes leading off Brian Avenue, from Grosvenor Road, the waste has been piling up in the area for some time, yet no one seems to be taking responsibility, they say.

Initially, there was all kinds of waste at the back of Hart Cottages and although, according to one resident, the domestic waste in bin bags has since been cleared by the council, the surplus waste was left.

Les Bennet, whose property overlooks the problem area, said: “I saw council workers come and take the bin bags, but they’ve just left the rest. It doesn’t make sense, it’s a health hazard and it needs to be resolved.”

He added: “The buck is just being passed from one place to another. “

Mr Bennett and his wife Christene are concerned that the state of the area may lead to increased fly-tipping. Car tyres, discarded food, soiled nappies and empty beer cans have been left in the past and found in their garden.

Occupant of a nearby property, Kathy Price said: “We residents are fed up with the litter around here, we are entitled to a clean environment to live in.”

East Lindsey District Council’s portfolio holder for the environment Coun Steve O’Dare said: “This accumulated waste is situated on private property. The council does not have the authority to remove waste, fly-tipped or otherwise, from private property, so it would be the responsibility of the landowner to dispose of these items.

“We will look into this incident to try and find out who is responsible and prevent such fly-tipping from taking place in future.”

 

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