Shrewsbury road labelled 'worst litter hotspot in Shropshire' by resident

By Jordan Reynolds | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

A road in Shrewsbury has been labelled the “worst litter hotspot in the county” by a resident.

Bage Way

Shrewsbury resident Tom Stokes has been in touch with the council about Bage Way which he says is full of litter behind the bushes.

He said the council needs to trim the bushes to get to the litter and they have said they cannot do it until April 2018. He labelled this response “unacceptable and an embarrassment”.

Litter in bushes on Bage Way in Shrewsbury
Bage Way

Tom added: “I’m very passionate about the environment.

“I cleared six big bags myself from there earlier this year. It took me 90 minutes and didn’t make a dent. They’d need to cut back a lot of the bushes to remove the years worth that’s there. It’s being dropped over the brick wall above on Bell Lane, so is sitting all along the back of the bushes.”

A spokesman for Shropshire Council said that exposed litter is routinely removed but work that is not essential to maintaining public safety may be deferred.

He said: “Exposed litter is routinely removed from public land where it is accessible to do so. Work that is not essential to maintaining public safety may be deferred until the next financial year – for example, additional grounds works, heavy pruning or the cutting back of shrubs.”

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Reporter for the Shropshire Star covering Shrewsbury and the surrounding areas.


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