More than 50 tonnes of waste has been cleared in a spring clean campaign across the city - but residents are still complaining about grotspots attracting rats to their neighbourhood.
The annual clean up of Peterborough streets has been taking place throughout April and May, with mattresses, household waste and other rubbish cleared from well known flytipping hotspots.
But after reader Pat Corcoran said she had seen rats and even human faeces as a result of waste near Eastfield Road, The Peterborough Telegraph is asking readers to let us know the grotspots in your neighbourhood.
Pat said: “We have to clean human faeces off doorsteps and car tyres – there are no public toilets in the vicinity.
“We reported to the Council seeing rats running from the vehicle access track off Padholme Road out onto Eastfield Road. We have now got dead rats on the road.”
Kieron King, Peterborough’s Principal Operations Manager for Amey’s Peterborough contract said teams had been targeting hotspots across Peterborough in the campaign, He said: “We are in week six of the city’s 12 week long city-wide spring clean programme, and to date we have cleared approximately 50 tonnes of litter and fly tipping.
“We are working to an agreed scheduled, and cleaning known council-maintained hotspots as well as displaying new fly tipping, dog fouling and litter signs.”
Contact the Peterborough Telegraph by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your flytipping ‘grotspots.’
To report flytipping to Amey, call 01733 747474.