Residents call for action over fly-tipping spate

Fly-tipping at the Hole in One pub, Lytham
Fly-tipping at the Hole in One pub, Lytham
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Residents have called on Fylde council to act after a series of fly-tipping incidences across the borough.

They say rubbish, building waste and food waste has been dumped in several locations including off Anna’s Road, near Tennyson Avenue and at the now closed Hole in One Pub.

One resident said: “It is disgusting. I have seen asbestos on Ballam Road and twice the rubbish, which appears to be trade waste at Anna’s Road, has been set on fire threatening the farmers’ field.

“There has also been rubbish dumped behind Tennyson Avenue. The council and the police need to act.”

A resident near the Hole in One said: “We don’t know where all this is coming from. The pub has been closed for more than two years and has planning permission for five houses but it isn’t going ahead at the moment.

“We have complained twice to the council about food waste being there. We started noticing rats in the area after it closed and that can’t be a coincidence.”

Another neighbour said: “The council has been told many times about the mess around the back of the Hole in One, but nothing seems to be done about it.”

St John’s ward Fylde councillor Mark Bamforth described the problem as horrendous.

He said: “The Anna’s Road fly-tipping is an ongoing problem and there is more at Pegg Lane not too far from the household waste centre.

“This is costing everyone because it has to be removed so it is coming out of our tax at a time when we could do without it.”

Fylde Council today said it would investigate any reported instances would be looked at with a view to prosecution.