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Wigan mum’s fury at fly-tipped mess

Dawn Tammadge and her daughter Elle of Baucher Road, Worlsey Mesnes with the fly tipping, which is being carried out outside her house

Dawn Tammadge and her daughter Elle of Baucher Road, Worlsey Mesnes with the fly tipping, which is being carried out outside her house

A WIGAN mum is demanding urgent action after fly-tippers struck near her home.

Mum of three Dawn Tammadge says she has complained about eyesore mounds of rubbish in an empty car park at the rear of Baucher Road, Worsley Mesnes, but after more than a week the mess remains.

The 44-year-old said: “Over the last few weeks I have seen scrap men come and empty their vans out all over the car park and residents who probably don’t live around this area feel it is acceptable to dump rubbish, old furniture, sofas and bin bags on the back. More than 10 days ago I looked out my kitchen window to find a heap of what looks like builders’ rubbish scattered across the car park. I rang the council that morning and spoke to someone who told me it was be recorded and some one would come out.

“Three days later two council vans came, but yet the rubbish still remains. I spoke to the council men who came and they said they had to wait for the head of the fly-tipping department to come and assess the rubbish in case of asbestos.

“I completely understand that from a health and safety view, but I have an eight-year-old daughter who plays out with her friends on the back area. Is this not a health and safety concern for my daughter and her friends? The man from the fly-tipping department came out and looked at the rubbish, but still nothing has been done. On top of that, we have also found syringes. It is dangerous. I think this area should be fenced of with the big black gates like other areas have.”

Terry Dunn, director of environment at Wigan Council, said: “I’d like to apologise for the delay in dealing with this incident and assure the resident the rubbish will be removed as soon as possible. We will look for a long-term solution to the problem, which may involve putting up some barriers to stop people getting access to the land.

“Fly-tipping is an offence and we take tough action against anyone we can prove is responsible for dumping rubbish.”

 

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