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Used needles found in rubbish dumped in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Just some of the rubbish left in and around Douglas Place and Gretna Walk in Blackburn Just some of the rubbish left in and around Douglas Place and Gretna Walk in Blackburn

USED needles were among the litter found dumped in a street where children play.

They were discovered by a resident, who spent three hours clearing up rubbish which was strewn around in Douglas Place and Gretna Walk in Blackburn.

He collected six bin liners in total.

Roe Lee councillor Phil Riley said numerous clean-up operations had taken place in the area, but some residents still had no regard for where they lived. He said: “It is just desperately disappointing that there are residents who really just have no consideration for everything that everyone is trying to do to improve the area.

“My view is that we are talking about a handful of people who are just repeatedly anti-social. We need to work out who they are and I would like to see them in court.

“There is a limit to how much we keep on doing.”

A skip was provided for residents before Christ-mas, but since it was taken away, litter has again be left in the street.

The resident who organised the clean-up, and who has asked not to be named, said: “Over the Christmas holidays this has gradually got worse.

“The recent bad weather and amount of packaging, boxes and wrapping paper has not helped, and it has caused me to take action on my own and clear up.

“Clearing some rubbish, I came across a sharp box with used needles inside.

“I was very shocked and upset to find this so close to where children play. Some action needs to be taken urgently.”

Stuart Hammond, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s environmental sustainability manager, said he would organise for the bags of litter to be collected.

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2:19pm Tue 7 Jan 14

jimpy0 says...

They know who the scum are up here and the retard druggies, but do fekk all about them ....................
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They know who the scum are up here and the retard druggies, but do fekk all about them .................... .................... .... jimpy0
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6:14pm Tue 7 Jan 14

taxpayer13 says...

Twin Valley Homes have had the idea of putting people who don't know how to live/behave properly with people that do hoping that the people that don't know how to will change but this DOES NOT WORK !!! This estate has gone down hill rapidly over the years. There are a lot of nice decent hard working people on this estate. Please do something about this problem TVH this isn't working and never will
Twin Valley Homes have had the idea of putting people who don't know how to live/behave properly with people that do hoping that the people that don't know how to will change but this DOES NOT WORK !!! This estate has gone down hill rapidly over the years. There are a lot of nice decent hard working people on this estate. Please do something about this problem TVH this isn't working and never will taxpayer13
  • Score: 11

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