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More rubbish dumped in Yarmouth

PUBLISHED: 15:00 05 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:56 03 July 2010

The flytipped rubbish in Southtown

The flytipped rubbish in Southtown

FED up Great Yarmouth resident Louise Bool has called for action to be taken to stop flytippers dumping rubbish behind her home.

The 38-year-old said she had experienced problems with rubbish, including mattresses and other household items, dumped on land behind flats neighbouring her home in the Southtown area since she moved in seven years.

FED up Great Yarmouth resident Louise Bool has called for action to be taken to stop flytippers dumping rubbish behind her home.

The 38-year-old said she had experienced problems with rubbish, including mattresses and other household items, dumped on land behind flats neighbouring her home in the Southtown area since she moved in seven years.

But the problem has become worse and she has submitted photos showing the amount of rubbish dumped on the private land, which includes drawers, wood panels and even an exercise bike.

She said: “It is not nice. Every time I go out of the back entrance to my property, that is my first view and from my upstairs window that is what I am looking at all the time.

“We get children out there, rolling around on these filthy mattresses.”

However, Mrs Bool said there was nothing Yarmouth Borough Council could do about the problem as the rubbish had been dumped on private land.

In January, the Mercury launched a campaign to catch and convict people responsible for littering the streets after there were more than 5,200 reports of flytipping in the borough in 2008.

Residents can send in their pictures of offenders in the process of dumping their rubbish, noting down dates and times when the flytipping is taking place. Also useful would be descriptions of the people flytipping and registration numbers of vehicles.

The “Flytip Spies” are anonymous to everyone around them and the information they pass on to us will be handed over to the borough council for action to be taken.

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