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Resident hits out at rubbish dumping

Carpets and industrial waste which was dumped along the path behind gardens on Grenville Drive in Cotmanhay

Carpets and industrial waste which was dumped along the path behind gardens on Grenville Drive in Cotmanhay

A retired Cotmanhay resident has hit out over the repeated dumping of rubbish on land that backs onto her garden.

The woman, who has asked not to be named, has told the ‘Tiser that prams, carpets, industrial waste and litter have been dumped into the trees and bushes at Linear Park.

The 69-year-old said: “The most recent instance was two weeks ago when a load of carpets were just thrown into trees.

“It’s groups of people who are dumping and you don’t want to approach them for fear of repercussions.”

She added: “I’m cautious of even walking my dog down the pathway.”

“Last summer a load of youths dumped paint tins and leftover timber from sheds - it’s laughable at first but then it becomes serious.”

The woman and her husband contacted Erewash Borough Council once they discovered the most recent case but almost a week later the carpets still lay among bushes.

Passer-by Melanie Lindts, 27, who was walking her dog when the ‘Tiser visited the walkway, said the bushes and trees were usually full of odd bits of rubbish.

Erewash Borough Council confirmed the land fell under Derbyshire County Council boundaries and the complaint had been forwarded.

A Derbyshire County Council spokesman said: “Our colleagues at Erewash Borough Council made us aware of the rubbish which had been dumped at Linear Park.

“Our inspection found a substantial amount of waste and we’ll be clearing it over the next couple of days.”

This incident comes as Erewash Borough Council have confirmed an initiative offering residents free collections of bulky waste and household goods.

The 69-year-old welcomed the idea, saying: “I really hope it works because the area has the potential to be so beautiful.I just hope people use it.”

 

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