Residents in Selhurst upset with constant fly tipping
Residents in Selhurst said the council have turned a blind eye to the fly tipping situation after rubbish was left for three weeks in the same spot.
Tex Powell, who is chairman of the Pembroke Road Residents Association, said he had to call the council several times before the rubbish was removed from the public footpath off Clifton Road.
He said: "The council is not responding to the amount of fly tipping in the area. They say they will move it but they don’t.
"The footpath is public, people are dumping stuff there and the council are not moving it. I have rung them three times and they are still not moving it.
"They are rats starting to come as well. We just seem to living in a dump where the council turns a blind eye to the whole situation."
A council spokesman said it was aware of the incident that had been reported and steps were already being taken to reduce the problems caused by regularly dumped rubbish.
At a council meeting on Monday, Councillor Phil Thomas, cabinet member for highways and environmental services, said an additional budget of £100,000 has been made available for a range of initiatives that will clamp down on the anti-social and criminal activity of fly-tipping.
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