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Dumped rubbish returns to Tredworth alleyway just weeks after clear up operation

By citizenmike  |  Posted: March 16, 2014

Councillor Said Hansdot and shopkeeper Mohamed Ajmeer in Blenheim Road alleyway

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JUST weeks after dumped household items were removed from an alleyway at Blenheim Road in Tredworth, more rubbish has been piled up in the same spot.

The fly-tipping hot spot has angered nearby shopkeeper Mohamed Ajmeer into calling for action to be taken again. He said: “All the rubbish is back in the same place again.”

The rubbish includes two fridges and a mattress.

City councillor Said Hansdot (L, Barton and Tredworth) said: “All of the bins are full once again which is not very hygienic with the temperature rising in recent days.

“Mohamed complained to me to say that it stinks.

“Something must be done even if we have to put a camera in to catch out whoever is repeatedly using this alleyway as a dumping ground.

“There was talk of higher fixed penalty fines and I hope that this can still be the case to try and deter this from happening again.”

The problem has been reported to the council and Amey, the council’s contractor, will once again be tasked with removing the bags of rubbish and dumped furniture.

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  • RoadWombat  |  March 17 2014, 12:18AM

    They use them for their illegal workers to sleep on upstairs between sending money out of the country by Western Union.

  • Kay_Powell  |  March 16 2014, 6:22PM

    I've got to disagree with you, GlosAnarchy. The rubbish is likely to have come from very close to the dumping ground. Those cheap divans are very light, so could have been carried by one person. It also looks like domestic refuse to me, so where is the connection with take-aways?

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  • GlosAnarchy  |  March 16 2014, 4:34PM

    Don't blame the council for charging for bulk collections, how did the divans get there? Yep on the mack of a pickup most likely! Install covert CCTV and get the reg numbers of the cars dumping the waste, you will probably find some of it comes from takeaways or their employees!

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  • Apothegm_  |  March 16 2014, 1:44PM

    @honslknjklyt Well argued, but wouldn't it just be easier if the council made bulk rubbish collection easier and cheaper *every week*, not just occasionally?

  • honslknjklyt  |  March 16 2014, 12:21PM

    I am not a fan of fly tipping at all and there is no excuse or it, but it has increased since the council charge for bulk colletions. The recycling centre is very restrictive and not open long enough and is reliant on people driving and having a vehicle big enough to fit things in. Decent people either pay up or if they can't afford it, keep the rubbish or let it pile up in the back garden. Others just dump either on council land where they think they can't be seen or on private land where they always get away with it. The answer (or what would be a great help) is amnesty days where once a quarter or twice yearly they collect rubbish on a certain day and leaflet the area to let people know the date and can leave their waste outside without charge. This would reward decent people and help with fly tipping.

  • Apothegm_  |  March 16 2014, 11:20AM

    Surely our extensive network of CCTV cameras could assist in identifying the perpetrator?