Fly-tip rubbish blocking footpath for almost a month

Fly-tip rubbish blocking footpath for almost a month

The rubbish is currently blocking a public footpath

Broken wood as well as glass and tyres have all been dumped

Mrs Udall feels the flytipping will deter tourists from returning to the area

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Epping Forest

A rubbish pile which has been in place for almost a month is now blocking a public footpath.

Various items including a wooden table, broken wood and glass has been dumped along a footpath by the side of Sewardstone Road in Waltham Abbey.

Samantha Udall, from Butlers Drive, uses the path to walk her dog and to access shops and feels something should be done about the growing pile of rubbish which she last reported to Epping Forest District Council on June 3.

She said: “It’s unacceptable. It’s been there for about a month now.

“I’ve reported it three times because more and more rubbish keeps being added to the pile and now if you have a pushchair or a small child you can't get past it."

Mrs Udall also feels the unsightly fly-tipping will impact local tourism.

She added: “A lot of tourists come to the area and stay at the Premier Inn and the campsite, and they take walks but this does not look good and it won’t help promote the area.

Mrs Udall has contacted Epping Forest District Council which she claims has said it is unable to act and is trying to contact the landowner.

The council has been asked for a comment.

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5:31pm Thu 19 Jun 14

stickmanny says...

Hey Sam forget the Council - get some mates together and clear it away.
Hey Sam forget the Council - get some mates together and clear it away. stickmanny
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11:16am Fri 20 Jun 14

Paul Skinner says...

It's so easy to guess which council before reading where it is. I think the best bet is to just clear it up yourselves. You'll be waiting for the Vogons at EFDC for years.
It's so easy to guess which council before reading where it is. I think the best bet is to just clear it up yourselves. You'll be waiting for the Vogons at EFDC for years. Paul Skinner
  • Score: -3

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