September 26th, 2016

Councillor calls on bdht and Bromsgrove District Council to do more to combat fly-tipping in Rock Hill

Councillor calls on bdht and Bromsgrove District Council to do more to combat fly-tipping in Rock Hill Councillor calls on bdht and Bromsgrove District Council to do more to combat fly-tipping in Rock Hill
Updated: 1:14 am, Jul 29, 2016

A BROMSGROVE councillor is calling on BDHT and the district council to sort out problems of litter and fly tipping in Rock Hill.

Coun Michael Thompson contacted the Standard after receiving complaints from residents about the BDHT development in Breakback Road.

He said the council’s environmental teams did respond when problems were highlighted but added: “There is clearly much more to be done and I call upon by BDHT and the council to put more funds into this and the surrounding area.

“The fly-tipping problem is significant and has been brought to their attention many times.”

One resident, who lives in Foxwalks Avenue and wished to remain anonymous, said things were getting worse. He was very disappointed in BDHT.

“I have contacted them on many occasions about litter and fly-tipping,” he said.

“They always say they will log the problem but nothing ever happens.

“They are still happy however to take our maintenance money.”

A Bromsgrove District Council spokesperson said there was a regular cleaning schedule and the Place Team also directed extra resources to where it was needed.

“We are not aware of an issue in this area and will revisit it immediately.

“We do urge people not to drop litter in the first place and to take pride in their district.”

Mike Brown, bdht chief executive, said: “We absolutely understand the issues caused by fly-tipping, which is why we have resources dedicated to removing the rubbish.

“However, this is only dealing with the result, and not the cause, which is the anti-social behaviour of the people who dump the rubbish.”

He added there had been successes in other areas when the trust had worked with the community and councillors to catch the perpetrators.

And he said anyone who had any information on litterers or fly-tippers should call 0800 0850 160 to report it.

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