Mother's fury over tyres dumped near home

Nearly 100 tyres have been dumped in an alleyway just yards from homes in Telford in the latest episode of fly-tipping to plague residents.

Mother's fury over tyres dumped near home

Jean Pugh, who lives directly opposite the alleyway in Grove Road, Overdale, Telford, said she is "fed up" with rubbish being left outside her home.

She said: "It's like a dumping area lately. There have been fridges dumped there and right outside my gate before this. It's just the last three months all this has started.

"It's an eyesore adjacent to my house. I'm fed up with it."

Her son Neil, who contacted the council and police about the incident, said it was an ongoing problem.

"I think other neighbours have complained as well," he said.

"Kids walk to school down there but it's known for finding needles and burned out bikes. A camera needs to be installed.

"I've just been in contact with the police and they've said more patrols will be put on around that spare ground."

Telford & Wrekin Council has pledged to investigate every incident of fly-tipping brought to its attention, in addition to cordoning off affected areas and putting up warning signs.

Jean Pugh with the tyres near her home

There are an estimated 3,000 reports of fly-tipping in the borough every year and the problem costs the council around £250,000 a year.

Council bosses have also attempted to simplify the process of reporting fly-tipping and other issues by introducing the "Everyday Telford" app in November 2013.

In conjunction with a promise made to remove fly tips from council land within two working days after they are reported, the council has said that the tyres will be removed on Monday.

A spokesman for Telford & Wrekin Council said: "Fly-tipping continues to be a major issue for all councils and locally it costs the taxpayer of Telford & Wrekin Council money in clean up costs which the council would rather use for other essential services.

"The council will always follow up every positive lead in order to seek prosecution.

"Residents can help by being our eyes and ears and reporting any fly tips they see and should contact 01952 384384 immediately. Alternatively, if there are local hot spots which attract fly-tipping at a certain time of day or night; we would work with appropriate agencies to seek the use of CCTV in order to catch culprits."

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