Residents anger at 'danger' of bin left perched on top of Peterborough bus stop

Residents in Peterborough have expressed their anger after crafty pranksters left a bin perched on top of a bus stop on Sunday morning (May 22).

By Ben Jones
Monday, 23rd May 2022, 4:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2022, 1:43 pm
The bin left on top of the bus stop at Coneygree road. Photo: PT reader.
The bin left on top of the bus stop at Coneygree road. Photo: PT reader.

Stanground residents were left bemused on Sunday morning after finding a bin on Coneygree Road had been vandalised and the shell then left balanced on top of the next door bus stop.

One resident said: “The bin is moving in the breeze and it is very dangerous for people walking or driving past. Another added: “This is only funny until someone gets hurt, it won’t be funny then.”

Some did see the funny side, commenting: “The person that did this is trash,” with another adding: “I thought it was funny, someone clearly had a good night.”

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Stanground South ward councillor attended the scene and found that the bin has been removed from the roof of the bus stop. She said: “It’s amazing what people find fun isn’t it? I’ve attended and someone has kindly taken the bin down from the bus stop.

"I have put the outer part back on the bin itself and contacted the council to see if it can be secured to prevent this happening again in future.”