Time to come clean on waste

Rubbish that remains on the council depot on St David's Road North, St Annes
Rubbish that remains on the council depot on St David's Road North, St Annes
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FURIOUS residents have accused the council of lying over dumped asbestos and waste that has left them “living in a rubbish dump”.

Homeowners overlooking the former Fylde Council depot, on St David’s Road North, St Annes, are calling on council bosses to clean up their act – and admit potentially hazardous waste was dumped there.

Bob Dagnall was left fuming after saying the council claimed concrete asbestos sheets left at the depot were concealed and wrapped in plastic before they removed them.

But Mr Dagnall, of St David’s Road North, said: “It’s a lie the sheets weren’t concealed, they were open on the ground.

“Nothing is concealed, it’s all just dumped but they’ve denied it.

“It’s still like living on a rubbish tip and we’ve had enough. It’s horrendous and it needs cleaning up.”

The asbestos was removed –along with fridges dumped on the site – and taken to Clifton Marsh landfill.

But the rest of the rubbish littering the site has been left, to the anger of fellow resident Jacki Crain.

She was forced to look out onto the opposite end of the site from the kitchen window of her St David’s Grove home and said: “It’s been dreadful for nearly 10 years.”

A spokesman for Fylde Council said the “cement asbestos” had been left on site by the previous tenants but the authority did have responsibility to remove it.

He added: “We went some weeks ago and removed what was there.

“But as we began to clear the site further we found more buried and had to go back to get rid of that.

“We are continuing to clear up the site and may find more asbestos which of course we will remove.”