Flytippers dump sofa by Spalding riverside

The sofa abandoned by the riverside in Spalding
The sofa abandoned by the riverside in Spalding
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Thoughtless flytippers have dumped a sofa by the riverside in Spalding.

It was left on the cycle path by Albion Street at some point during the night of Saturday, July 22.

Mark Loosemore, who lives in Spalding and snapped a photo of the abandoned settee, said: “I spotted it on my walk into town, so it must have been dumped overnight. I have previously noticed bags of garden refuse on the banks.

“Two weeks ago, a bicycle was tipped opposite the top of Willesby and black bags make a regular appearance in the alleys between Albion Street and the river.

“A general lack of respect for the environment is happening. I’ve witnessed a growth in graffiti in the town as well.”

Coun Gary John Taylor tweeted that South Holland District Council (SHDC) would remove the sofa, he said: “We will have this moved. Any information on the offender would help us regarding enforcement.”

A spokesperson for SHDC said: “We are aware of the dumped items and our maintenance teams will remove them by tomorrow at the latest.

“We encourage people to report fly-tipping to us by calling 01775 761161 or online at www.sholland.gov.uk.”

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