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Pride in South Holland team starts clean-up of Weston and Weston Hills where fly-tipping gets 'worse and worse'




A concerted clean-up of Weston and Weston Hills is under way against a continued backdrop of fly-tipping in both villages.

Pride in South Holland, a team of district council’ workers who tackle so-called “grot spots” around the area, have cleared rubbish away from a footpath near Weston St Mary Primary School after a request from parish councillors.

The Pride team also trimmed overgrown shrubs in the areas of Weston’s High Road, Spalding Road and the A151 ahead of plans to tidy up Weston Hills Playing Field.

Coun Anthony Casson comes across household waste dumped on Delgate Bank, Weston Hills, in November 2018. Photo supplied.
Coun Anthony Casson comes across household waste dumped on Delgate Bank, Weston Hills, in November 2018. Photo supplied.

Weston district councillor Anthony Casson said: “The Pride in South Holland team has done an excellent job, spending over a day in Weston, with a road sweeper to clear the footpath by the primary school.

“The footpath is now twice as wide as it has been for years and the Pride team also cut the hedge off High Road down to size

“But the amount of stuff they carted away from there was unbelievable and they are really going to work on Weston Hills Playing Field next.”

But Coun Casson also reported continued fly-tipping in Weston and Weston Hills which he described as “getting worse and worse”.

He said: “Most of the fly-tipping that’s reported to me is at weekends, but it’s happening at all times of the week.”

Weston parish councillor Linda Evans said: “I saw a resident who was coming back to their home with an empty wheelbarrow having tipped rubbish onto a field opposite where they lived.

“Although I didn’t see them fly-tipping, I thought ‘You don’t take a wheelbarrow out with you unless it’s full’.

“So I went across the road the next day to see what was fly-tipped and it turned out to be grass cuttings, something that could have been put in a bag and taken down to the recycling tip.

“They may have been grass cuttings, which some would say can be used as compost, we need to tell people that it’s not acceptable as it’s fly-tipping that will eventually mount up.”



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