‘Fly tipping like this will ruin estate’
SACKS of rubbish were left rotting in the summer heat in a Leamington estate.
And residents have called for perpetrators to be punished to stop the site becoming a fly-tipping hotspot.
The heap of 40 sacks of household waste was dumped near the Grand Union Canal at the end of Danesbury Crescent, only yards from houses and visible from the canal towpath.
Anita Kanwar, who is Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator for the estate, was furious nothing had been done two days after residents contacted Warwick District Council.
She said: “People are holding their breath as they go past.
“It’s been two days and nobody’s come to pick it up. We all live here and we can all smell it. I’m sure if the council wanted to find it they could.”
She fears that if nobody is punished, people will start to see fly-tipping as acceptable.
She added: “They can’t just get away with it.
“It has been happening a bit recently but this is the first time it has been this bad. A lot of residents are horrified.
“Sydenham is a nice area. If only people would keep it like that.”
A Warwick District Council spokesman said staff received the complaint at noon on Monday and visited later that afternoon. They found out where the rubbish had come from and visited the property but were initially unable to get any response.
When staff visited on Tuesday morning and issued a verbal warning the resident said they would remove the bags by the end of the day, but when the bags were still there at 8am on Wednesday, the council’s rapid response unit was sent to remove them.
He added: “While our main priority is to remove the bags of rubbish we always consider what enforcement action needs to be taken if education has not proved to be effective.”
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