Angry residents contact PT over fly-tipping sites

'Perhaps the headline should be welcome to dirty Peterborough. It's absolutely filthy.' That is the view of Neville Tustin, owner of the Penny Lane second-hand shop in Fitzwilliam Street.

Thursday, 22nd September 2016, 3:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:31 pm
Fly tipping at the side of closed restaurant at Broadway with Cawthorne road recreation ground behind EMN-160919-171137009

Mr Tustin said it took several calls for rubbish next to a closed down restaurant in Broadway to be removed. He was one of three people to contact the Peterborough Telegraph in the past week over fly-tipping.

John Denny (69) of Lincoln Road said white vans were dumping rubbish at Brassey Close, off Lincoln Road, in the early hours of the morning.

“No-one seems to want to do anything,” he said. “Amey said it won’t come because it’s private property.”

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Fly tipping at the side of closed restaurant at Broadway with Cawthorne road recreation ground behind EMN-160919-171218009

Another resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said he had moved into Newborough a year ago and was shocked by the fly-tipping at Norwood Lane, a well-known grot spot.

Adrian Chapman, council service director for adult services and communities, said: “Where waste has been fly-tipped on private land, we will notify the land owner so that they can arrange for it to be cleared.

“Norwood Lane has been a fly-tipping hotspot for a number of years. We are taking action and we’ll soon be installing a gate that only residents of Norwood Lane will have access to.”

Fly tipping at the side of closed restaurant at Broadway with Cawthorne road recreation ground behind EMN-160919-171218009