“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.
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.”
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.”