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Spalding estate is fed-up with flytipping

A resident of a Spalding neighbourhood which is plagued with persistent flytipping is appealing for people to have more responsibility.

People living around May Blossom Walk, which is off Hawthorn Bank, are fed up with soiled nappies, rubbish bags and even fridge freezers being dumped close to theestate’s playground.

South Holland District Council has been regularly clearing up the site but has highlighted the issues of residents putting out their full black bin bags days ahead of their refuse collection.

May Blossom Walk in Spalding has been the scene of persistent flytipping (37553939)
May Blossom Walk in Spalding has been the scene of persistent flytipping (37553939)

One woman, who did not wish to be named, is so sick of the problem that she says she wants to sell up.

She said: “It is disgraceful and it is making everywhere look run-down if you see all the flytipping.Why can’t people be responsible?

“The council are doing a good job, they do come and clear it away but the next morning, it is back. You can’t fault them but it is the irresponsible people.

“We all want to live in a pristine environment. It has got that bad I don’t want to live in my house, I want to sell.”

The council says it has been called a total of six times to May Blossom Walk over the last six months to clear up rubbish which has been dumped in the area.

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, who is the district’s portfolio holder for place, is appealing for people to behave responsibly by not putting out their bins early.

He said: “It is a massive problem in the estates around Spalding and in particular in Holbeach but also in some other areas. I know Crowland is suffering from it and it is the same in other towns but Spalding is a hot spot.

“I don’t know what the answer is other than responding as quickly and efficiently as the team does.

“We work for the tax payer, the people of South Holland, and we keep trying to find solutions.”

Coun Gambba-Jones said education leaflets are distributed around affected areas which are followed by a visit.

He said: “I would like to ask people to stop it, it is not being a good neighbour. It is antisocial and unpleasant. If you see incidents of this please report it as soon as possible. The sooner we know the greater the chance we have of catching the culprits.”

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