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Rubery councillor gets action taken against village fly-tip

Bromsgrove Editorial 19th May, 2018 Updated: 19th May, 2018

FLY-TIPPING which blocked a Rubery resident’s footpath has been cleared away after a councillor requested assistance from Birmingham City Council, writes Neil Gordon.

The footpath, which provides access to the back of properties on Brook End Drive, became blocked after rubbish was dumped in the area.

The issue was raised with Coun Peter McDonald at a surgery by a concerned resident.

Coun McDonald investigated the problem and discovered that whilst the properties were in Worcestershire, the footpath was over the boundary in Birmingham.

Coun McDonald said: “Workers from Birmingham Council have cleared away the bags of rubbish that had been tipped.

“Once again they have done a good job.”

However, the councillor hit-out at those who had dumped the rubbish, saying: “Some residents had walked down to the end of their garden, reached up and dropped the bags of rubbish over their fence.

“Out of sight, out of mind.

“This rubbish could easily have been recycled through the normal refuse service operated by the council.”

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