We've had enough of flytippers!
URGENT action needs to be taken to deal with fly-tipping in an area of Great Yarmouth according to angry residents.Complaints have been mounting over piles of rubbish illegally discarded around Nelson Road and Albion Road close to the town centre and seafront.
URGENT action needs to be taken to deal with fly-tipping in an area of Great Yarmouth according to angry residents.
Complaints have been mounting over piles of rubbish illegally discarded around Nelson Road and Albion Road close to the town centre and seafront.
Bins overflowing with refuse have also been left out in streets and yards, adding to the unsightly mess and creating health hazards.
Last week the Mercury discovered a television and bags of rubbish dumped on Artillery Square right underneath a no-fly-tipping sign.
Offenders can be fined up to �50,000 or jailed for fly-tipping, but the warnings are being persistently ignored, local people claim.
One resident, who did not want to be named, said: “The whole area is going downhill and nothing seems to be done about it. “Everyone here has had enough, the problem improved a while back after a previous clampdown, but it has deteriorated again.
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“This is getting worse and worse, there were a spate of bin fires last year and they cleared the area up, but it's now an utter tip and getting beyond a joke.
“I think the council has been negligent in doing nothing and as a neighbourhood we've had enough.”
She added: “Since the bank holiday weekend there has been a pile of broken plates, bottles and glasses dumped near my house and rubbish strewn around Artillery Square. There are old carpets, bits of furniture all sorts of things left here.
“All the money has been spent on the seafront, but nothing is being done to maintain this area just a stone's throw away.
“Holidaymakers are being
looked after but what about the residents?”
The borough council launched the Dirty Stop Out campaign last year in a bid to stop bins being left on the street outside collection days.
There have been long-standing plans to improve the appearance of the area by Comeunity Neighbourhood Management Programme and residents.
Senior environmental ranger Paul Shucksmith said: “We have successfully prosecuted a number of people for fly-tipping in the area. Some have been caught on CCTV cameras at the First Move Furnishaid depot in Artillery
“We need to do some education work so people use the bins better - one resident's bin had also disappeared last week, which made the problem worse.”