Residents furious over rubbish on the streets

Grosvenor Road
Grosvenor Road

RUBBISH left by inconsiderate homeowners, tenants and landlords is kicking up a stink with neighbours fed-up of seeing their street blighted by filth and squalor.

Angry residents of Grosvenor Road, Skegness, have complained about the unsightly mess left at addresses along the road. One resident who did not want to be named said: “There’s a settee, a fridge freezer, a shopping trolley and I wonder how much more stuff they can chuck out.

“Other properties are using their front gardens like an ash tray and some of them have about 20 bags of rubbish sitting outside.

“It’s been going on for years - every now and then it gets tidied up by the council but then it all kicks up again.

“It makes me angry because the landlord doesn’t live on the street so he isn’t bothered.

“I’ve paid rates all of my life and all so that I can live on a filthy street like this.”

The majority of problems highlighted are at rented properties whereby unwanted furniture and belongings has been dumped following a change in tenants.

However legislation governing the disposal of waste from private land makes it difficult for local authorities to tackle the problem.

An East Lindsey District Council spokesman said: “We’ve had issues with waste on Grosvenor Road before but if it’s being dumped on private land there’s not a huge amount we can do.”

Ward holder for ELDC and Skegness Town Council, Coun Gary Ellis has been involved with attempts to resolve the issues.

He believes the district officers do as much as they are able to and thinks that the issue requires the offending parties to show more consideration.

A declaration of civic pride was instigated by the town council three years ago and he would like to see more businesses and residents signing up to it.

He said: “It does not matter if it is a tourist area or a residential area, it is unsightly and unnecessary and it is not good for the town.”