Residents speak of piles of rubbish and dumped waste in Peterborough streets
Peterborough residents have been naming and shaming the city's worst grot spots.
Last week The Peterborough Telegraph asked readers to identify the worst hot-spots for fly-tipping and littering.
Piles of bin bags, white goods, mattresses and sofas were all highlighted as issues, across the city along with general littering.
Residents said some of the worst areas included Belvoir Way in Welland, Storey’s Bar Road in Fengate and Monument Street in the city.
Victoria Lawrence said: “Once you come out of Eye all the way to Oxney Road and Storeys Bar. Loads of people have been dumping stuff in the passing points. It’s disgusting and a hazard for drivers trying to use the passing points.”
Nick Lewis said: “Monument Street off of Eastfield Road is always a target for litter, dumped furniture, alcoholics and the homeless.”
He added: “There are often fights and people urinating against the wall.
“I’ve watched parents throw litter on the paths and roads like its an open dustbin, how is this leading by example for future generations?”
Jenny Wilton added: “The West Town area, from the shops at the traffic lights on Mayors Walk (especially in the alleyway behind the Co-op), all the way to the station, is particularly bad, especially on windy days.
“We need more litter bins and they need to be regularly emptied. It’s an eyesore and can also be dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians.”
A Spring Clean of the city has been taking place over the past month, with more than 50 tonnes of rubbish cleared.
A Peterborough City Council spokesman said a new team to deal with anti-social behaviour had helped tackle the problem.
He said: “The city’s new Prevention and Enforcement Service has increased our capacity to investigate fly-tipping across the city. Since its launch last month the new team has been heavily focused on tackling this issue.
“Where we believe we can successfully prosecute, we will be taking perpetrators to court.
“Fly-tipping costs taxpayers in this city around £250,000 a year to clean-up.”
Reisdents are being asked to report flytipping using the My Peterborough App, or calling the council on 01733 747474, with as much information as possible, including location and the culprit’s vehicle details.
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