Resident challenges politicians to join him on a flytipping hotspot tour

A flytipping hotspot in Radcliffe

A flytipping hotspot in Radcliffe

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THE town’s politicians should take a tour of Radcliffe’s flytipping hotspots in a bid to make the town cleaner.

That’s the view of one resident who has laid down the gauntlet after saying he has made a formal complaint to Bury Council about cleanliness in Radcliffe.

The man, who did not want to be named, said: “I will challenge any one of Radcliffe’s politicians to come and meet me and have a tour of our little town and some of the hotspots, so they can see for themselves how bad it actually is.

“Despite numerous reports over the past year or so, I am not seeing any improvement in the condition of the cleanliness of the town.

“It is heartbreaking to have to walk my children through this filth and it makes me feel downright ashamed of the town I was fourth generation born and raised in.”

The resident cites a lack of enforcement of penalties for owners who let their dogs foul public areas, a slow response to flytipping complaints and a refusal to not empty overfull bins as points Bury Council need to improve on.

Some of the land in question is unadopted, and therefore not Bury Council’s responsibility, but that of the landowners or residents to clear rubbish from it.

Radcliffe East Cllr Nick Parnell said he was “exceptionally disappointed” with the amount of flytipping and litter dropping in certain parts of Radcliffe.

He said: “I will arrange to go on a tour with this resident and a senior officer from the waste management department to review the hotspots. That said, this is as much an issue for the community to deal with as it is the council.

“At a time when the council’s budget will be cut by almost 50 per cent by the government we all need to work harder to keep our town clean from general littering.

“We also need to be vigilant in respect of flytippers so they can be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”

In a response to the resident, Waste Enforcement Officer Kim Griffiths said a new team has been created to address bin problems in the town.

She said: “Over the coming months will be concentrating on areas with the greatest need for reminders and enforcement action.”

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12:47pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Beyond News Forum says...

What is with all the Radcliffe stories today?

BTW BOLTON has fly-tipping in hundredss of locations. Any chance of a visit? Or Cliff 'Burger' Morris doing the rounds in Bolton? Thought not.
What is with all the Radcliffe stories today? BTW BOLTON has fly-tipping in hundredss of locations. Any chance of a visit? Or Cliff 'Burger' Morris doing the rounds in Bolton? Thought not. Beyond News Forum
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7:42pm Thu 13 Feb 14

hal pel says...

Beyond News Forum wrote:
What is with all the Radcliffe stories today?

BTW BOLTON has fly-tipping in hundredss of locations. Any chance of a visit? Or Cliff 'Burger' Morris doing the rounds in Bolton? Thought not.
There's usually a daily story about Leigh In The Bolton News. I bet this story is in the Radcliffe Times as well. I wouldn't even refer to these journalists as "hacks".
[quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: What is with all the Radcliffe stories today? BTW BOLTON has fly-tipping in hundredss of locations. Any chance of a visit? Or Cliff 'Burger' Morris doing the rounds in Bolton? Thought not.[/p][/quote]There's usually a daily story about Leigh In The Bolton News. I bet this story is in the Radcliffe Times as well. I wouldn't even refer to these journalists as "hacks". hal pel
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8:33am Sat 15 Feb 14

kworth1947 says...

Complained on many occasions about fly tipping on unadopted land, very difficult to get action from council even though the site has been highlighted in your paper.
Complained on many occasions about fly tipping on unadopted land, very difficult to get action from council even though the site has been highlighted in your paper. kworth1947
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10:09am Mon 17 Feb 14

rescoffering says...

...thats not in diabolical condition from the photograph ? eh ?? dont let that lot from winson green on that programme about 'benefits' see it... or ersatus piggott!! or they'll be down for it!! then again, the problem would be solved!! rofl!!
...thats not in diabolical condition from the photograph ? eh ?? dont let that lot from winson green on that programme about 'benefits' see it... or ersatus piggott!! or they'll be down for it!! then again, the problem would be solved!! rofl!! rescoffering
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