Anger as more rubbish is tipped in Darwen alley

CALL The mess dumped in Snape Street

CALL The mess dumped in Snape Street

First published in Darwen Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

MORE rubbish has been dumped in a back alley in an area of Darwen blighted by fly-tippers.

Unwanted chairs and a mattress were among the huge amount of junk in the alley behind Snape Street.

It is the latest in a long line of problems in the area – in April Sudell councillor Roy Davies branded the alley behind Preston Street, which is next to Snape Street, as the ‘dirtiest in the borough’.

Back in January, the Lancashire Telegraph reported that Sudell councillor Paul Browne, who lives in Greenway Street, was calling on people and the council to name and shame the area’s litterbugs.

Speaking about the latest mess in Snape Street, Coun Browne said: “It looks like they have chucked their entire house out into the back.

“The council must know who all that belongs to, it is right outside their back door. They need to go round and tell them to get it shifted. We need to be prosecuting these people as it is not fair on everyone else who gets tarred with the same brush.”

Coun Browne said that particular area was becoming a real problem.

He said: “In that area, particularly Snape Street and Preston Street, it is a disgrace.

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“And the main culprits live in the area.

“The council doesn’t need to go far to find them as people won’t travel miles to dump rubbish, they will put it outside their house.”

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s executive member for environmental sustainability and improvement Coun Faryad Hussain said: “We are investigating this incident and urge people to come forward if they have any information regarding it.

“In keeping with the Your Call campaign, we need more people take responsibility for the places that they live and to show respect for their neighbours.

“Dumped waste like this shows a total disregard for others as well as being unsightly, attracting vermin and a fire hazard.”

To contact the council regarding fly-tipping, call 01254 585921.

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2:04pm Tue 12 Jun 12

Am i in yet..? says...

Are you sure that the inset photo is that of Darwen..? Looks a bit to tidy for a Darwen backstreet.. Lots of room left on this one.
Are you sure that the inset photo is that of Darwen..? Looks a bit to tidy for a Darwen backstreet.. Lots of room left on this one. Am i in yet..?
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2:51pm Tue 12 Jun 12

useyourhead says...

Where is the pride, years ago they would have been ashamed if the back step wasn't scrubbed but now they don't care a jot. dirty pigs!
Where is the pride, years ago they would have been ashamed if the back step wasn't scrubbed but now they don't care a jot. dirty pigs! useyourhead
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8:17pm Tue 12 Jun 12

dollyfan says...

Alley gates have helped solve the problem in other areas of Darwen, if this is continued problem caused by others and not residents then the Council should prosecute those responsible
Alley gates have helped solve the problem in other areas of Darwen, if this is continued problem caused by others and not residents then the Council should prosecute those responsible dollyfan
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11:00am Wed 13 Jun 12

chris283 says...

thats what happens when they dont take away the crap hobos
thats what happens when they dont take away the crap hobos chris283
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4:35pm Wed 13 Jun 12

mcharnock says...

Fly tipping wouldn't happen in lancashire if everyone was allow to use the tip. But its like everything else in lancashire look after the rich and make the poor suffer, because they have no money and transport to get rid of rubbish, lancashire exploits poor communities and charges them for getting rid of rubbish because we don't have cars, because everyone with a car is allowed. Very eco friendly in helping everyone and treating the environment the same, with care and respect.
Fly tipping wouldn't happen in lancashire if everyone was allow to use the tip. But its like everything else in lancashire look after the rich and make the poor suffer, because they have no money and transport to get rid of rubbish, lancashire exploits poor communities and charges them for getting rid of rubbish because we don't have cars, because everyone with a car is allowed. Very eco friendly in helping everyone and treating the environment the same, with care and respect. mcharnock
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