Big increase in fly-tipping
A HUGE increase in fly-tipping across Lowestoft in just 12 months has floored a team's crusade to keep the town tidy.More than 25 reports have been received by Waveney District Council's cleansing crew this week compared to 65 reports throughout the whole of March last year.
A HUGE increase in fly-tipping across Lowestoft in just 12 months has floored a team's crusade to keep the town tidy.
More than 25 reports have been received by Waveney District Council's cleansing crew this week compared to 65 reports throughout the whole of March last year.
And about 80 incidents have occurred since the beginning of the year, with dog fouling also a large ongoing concern.
Mike Daniels, the authority's cleansing manager, described how furniture had been dumped in eight separate streets along with bags of waste at five locations.
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His team has removed furniture dumped at London Road South, Alma Street, South Elmham Terrace, Dukes Head Street, Filister Mews, Spashett Road, Flensburgh Street, and Raglan Street. Bags of waste were collected from Beresford Road, Marham Road, Lovewell Road, Long Road and Tedder Road.
Rubble and builders' waste were picked up at Spashett Road, Frostendon Crescent and Normandy Road. Plus white goods at Raglan Street, Clifton Road and Seago Street.
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Mr Daniels's team is to tackle the litter problem along Corton Road this week.
He said: 'Litter along this stretch is notoriously difficult to remove. Items thrown from cars are blown across verges and into hedgerows and can they quickly become unsightly. We'd urge people to consider the environment and the wildlife and take their rubbish home.
'As a reminder, should anybody wish to rally the troops and conduct a local clean up or community litter-pick event, we can provide all the equipment.'
Anyone interested in organising a litter pick or wants to report a case of fly- tipping, email Mike.Daniels@ncsgrp.
co.uk or telephone 01502 527158.