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Residents hit out over health hazard threat

OLTON residents have kicked up a stink over bags of rotting refuge that built up on Dovehouse Parade.

OLTON residents have kicked up a stink over bags of rotting refuge that built up on Dovehouse Parade.

Chris Jenns contacted us on Wednesday, claiming that his girlfriend’s waste has not been collected since December 2. As a result, dozens of bags were piled up in the street.

Rebecca Bayliss, who lives above one of the shops, was among those who has not had a collection for almost two months.

The couple had called on the council several times to come in and remove the eyesore. Yesterday (Thursday) the council told the Solihull News that the waste had finally been collected.

The local authority has blamed recent bad weather and residents using the wrong bags for the disruption.

“It’s not nice, people walking past must think that we’re tramps,” explained Chris.

“It must be a bit of a health hazard because there are rats running round it.”

He said that he’d first contacted the council about the issue on December 9.

A spokesman for Solihull Council said: “We have visited the area today and removed the bags of leaves, domestic and commercial waste outside Dovecote Parade and will continue to monitor the area for the next month.

“We will also be sending letters to all the flats above the shops on Dovehouse Parade, explaining our policy for collecting domestic waste and asking residents to contact us if they have not received their purple sacks.”

 

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