Work starts to clear the rubbish
Work starts to clear the rubbish

Work to clear Peterborough’s biggest fly tip begins

Work to clear a Peterborough fly tip that has blocked an entire city street has begun.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 5:00 am

Norwood Lane has been blocked at the junction with Newborough Lane thanks to mountains of dumped junk.

The site has been called Peterborough’s biggest fly tip, with councillors and MP Paul Bristow calling for action to be taken to clear the mess.

Work started to clear the waste on Wednesday, and continued yesterday, with a JCB and trucks on site.

Speaking to The Peterborough Telegraph last month, Peterborough MP Paul Bristow has called for cameras to be put in place to catch those guilty of leaving the rubbish.

He said: “This is a notorious fly-tip hotspot and quite frankly it is a disgusting eyesore. People who dump their rubbish here are criminals and it should not be tolerated.

“We need cameras or some sort of surveillance here to catch perpetrators. I want to see Peterborough City Council and authorities across the country take a zero tolerance attitude to those that dump rubbish in our City.”

Gunthorpe ward councillor Andrew Bond said he was appalled by the situation - as despite efforts to remove the rubbish, more was always dumped in its place.

He said: “As a local team of Councillors and campaigners, we are appalled by the disgusting amount of fly tipping that occurs regularly along Norwood Lane. We have arranged for the site to be cleaned, however within a matter of weeks, sometimes days, more appears.

“I have recently been advised that due to the future development of the surrounding site, the access to Norwood lane is going to be relocated. I have been advised by Council officers that this should greatly reduce the current level of fly tipping in the area.

“Cllr Sandra Bond, Local Candidate Simon Kail and myself will continue to monitor the situation in the hope that it improves, as well as working closely with enforcement officers and Aragon to try and further reduce the shocking levels of fly tipping that currently exists along Norwood Lane.”

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