Anger after rubbish dumped at a council-owned Farnworth beauty spot not cleared up for almost two months

What a dump - residents' fury over rubbish dumped on council-owned land

Rubbish dumped at Greenland Road, Farnworth

Rubbish dumped at Greenland Road, Farnworth

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , crime reporter

PILES of waste dumped on council-owned land in a secluded beauty spot has still not been cleared up nearly two months after concerned residents told the local authority about the problem.

Dozens of bags of waste, panes of glass and even a sofa are among the rubbish on land off Greenland Road in Farnworth.

Peter Brabin, who lives in Farnworth and regularly walks near the site, said he first notified the council about the waste on April 29.

The local authority said a contractor was due to remove the waste has let them down and insisted that it takes fly-tipping “seriously”.

Mr Brabin said: “I first saw the bags of rubbish which had been dumped in April, and it looks as if more has been left since.

“We are now in June and I cannot get it moved. I’m just getting nowhere with this.

“It’s a real problem and I have been trying to get something done about it.

“The stream runs a long way and could get polluted if nothing is done.

“It looks as if it is the same people both times because of the stuff that has been dumped.”

He added he was dissatisfied with the service he received from the council, after he was encouraged to stop ringing them.

Mr Brabin added: “Now the council has told me I have got to stop ringing them.

“I said to one of them, “come down and look for yourself”, and he just said he couldn’t.”

A Bolton Council spokesman said: “The fly-tip is due to be removed in the next few days.

“Unfortunately we were let down on a number of occasions by a contractor who was due to remove it.

“We take fly-tipping seriously and if we can ascertain who has dumped the waste we will issue fines or ultimately take them to court.”

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10:05am Fri 27 Jun 14

William2701 says...

First reported in April? I reported that in around early March and was actually told by the telephone operator that I wasn't the first person to contact them to reporting the rubbish. Get your act together Bolton Council and stop blaming others.
First reported in April? I reported that in around early March and was actually told by the telephone operator that I wasn't the first person to contact them to reporting the rubbish. Get your act together Bolton Council and stop blaming others. William2701
  • Score: 28

10:21am Fri 27 Jun 14

Beyond News Forum says...

LOL this is not the only place. Overflowing bins are also a problem. The rubbish is blowing around everywhere and getting caught up in overgrown verges and fields. Indeed get your act together, stop the lavish Mayor luncheons and pay increases, buying of stupid artworks and get the grass cut and litter cleaned up.

Not only that the drains are starting to smell of ,methane.
LOL this is not the only place. Overflowing bins are also a problem. The rubbish is blowing around everywhere and getting caught up in overgrown verges and fields. Indeed get your act together, stop the lavish Mayor luncheons and pay increases, buying of stupid artworks and get the grass cut and litter cleaned up. Not only that the drains are starting to smell of ,methane. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 24

11:06am Fri 27 Jun 14

catsden says...

Wish we could get rid of all the trash people who dump rubbish, they are nothing but morons DIRTY SODS, IF CAUGHT THEY WANT NAMING AND SHAMING AND MADE TO CLEAR EVERY DUMPING GROUND IN AND AROUND BOLTON.
Wish we could get rid of all the trash people who dump rubbish, they are nothing but morons DIRTY SODS, IF CAUGHT THEY WANT NAMING AND SHAMING AND MADE TO CLEAR EVERY DUMPING GROUND IN AND AROUND BOLTON. catsden
  • Score: 41

11:12am Fri 27 Jun 14

Beyond News Forum says...

catsden wrote:
Wish we could get rid of all the trash people who dump rubbish, they are nothing but morons DIRTY SODS, IF CAUGHT THEY WANT NAMING AND SHAMING AND MADE TO CLEAR EVERY DUMPING GROUND IN AND AROUND BOLTON.
And this ^^^^^^^
[quote][p][bold]catsden[/bold] wrote: Wish we could get rid of all the trash people who dump rubbish, they are nothing but morons DIRTY SODS, IF CAUGHT THEY WANT NAMING AND SHAMING AND MADE TO CLEAR EVERY DUMPING GROUND IN AND AROUND BOLTON.[/p][/quote]And this ^^^^^^^ Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 10

11:15am Fri 27 Jun 14

127001 says...

Mr. Brabin - hiree a third party to do the clean up then bill the Council.

Waiting 2 months is taking the p155.

p.s. if no-one cleans it up by the end of next week I'll do it myself for free - does anyone want to lend a hand?
Mr. Brabin - hiree a third party to do the clean up then bill the Council. Waiting 2 months is taking the p155. p.s. if no-one cleans it up by the end of next week I'll do it myself for free - does anyone want to lend a hand? 127001
  • Score: 15

12:24pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Newonhojeel says...

Farnworth 'beauty spot'?
Farnworth 'beauty spot'? Newonhojeel
  • Score: 8

1:18pm Fri 27 Jun 14

sallyupsteps says...

We should make a start by selling the mayoral number plate. That must be worth a few quid.
We should make a start by selling the mayoral number plate. That must be worth a few quid. sallyupsteps
  • Score: 10

3:34pm Fri 27 Jun 14

soup153 says...

sallyupsteps wrote:
We should make a start by selling the mayoral number plate. That must be worth a few quid.
Then the Jag.
[quote][p][bold]sallyupsteps[/bold] wrote: We should make a start by selling the mayoral number plate. That must be worth a few quid.[/p][/quote]Then the Jag. soup153
  • Score: 6

6:03pm Fri 27 Jun 14

MBZ1981 says...

Bolton news you should see the state of the land behind my house. Unadopted back street but with what I believe to be council owned land opposite. The land has at last count one sofa, an entire deconstructed fence including concrete foundations, 3 industrial size fridges and ovens, two large shattered glass panels and a pile of smashed tiles. Council investigated and said it was an unadopted back street but by their own "rules" it is the responsibility of the adjoining land owner to remove the rubbish. Which by my reckoning means bolton council need to get their garden gloves on. Can I get them to confirm or deny if they own the land......what do you think. They had the cheek to post a flyer through my door yesterday to warn of the consequences of fly tipping and land owners responsibilities, double standards me thinks.
Bolton news you should see the state of the land behind my house. Unadopted back street but with what I believe to be council owned land opposite. The land has at last count one sofa, an entire deconstructed fence including concrete foundations, 3 industrial size fridges and ovens, two large shattered glass panels and a pile of smashed tiles. Council investigated and said it was an unadopted back street but by their own "rules" it is the responsibility of the adjoining land owner to remove the rubbish. Which by my reckoning means bolton council need to get their garden gloves on. Can I get them to confirm or deny if they own the land......what do you think. They had the cheek to post a flyer through my door yesterday to warn of the consequences of fly tipping and land owners responsibilities, double standards me thinks. MBZ1981
  • Score: 15

12:00am Sat 28 Jun 14

stantheman133 says...

I agree with catsden name and shame those caught dumping and fine them heavily.
I agree with catsden name and shame those caught dumping and fine them heavily. stantheman133
  • Score: 9

12:19am Sat 28 Jun 14

wsw69 says...

The council are a waste of space. The whole bloody town is a complete eyesore.
The council are a waste of space. The whole bloody town is a complete eyesore. wsw69
  • Score: 10

9:54am Sat 28 Jun 14

EveDallas says...

Another area that wants clearing is the waste land on Deepdale Rd opposite
Kentmere Rd. Its overgrown , full of cans, bottles, you name it. This land could easily be built on providing some much needed one bedroom flats.
Another area that wants clearing is the waste land on Deepdale Rd opposite Kentmere Rd. Its overgrown , full of cans, bottles, you name it. This land could easily be built on providing some much needed one bedroom flats. EveDallas
  • Score: 3

12:13pm Sat 28 Jun 14

stylish says...

Bolton council take a week to even answer the phone most lethargic jobs worth going and instead of using contractors to clear up this mess at the cost of rate payers what is wrong with those people issued with community service pay back orders by the court or would this be against their human rights
Bolton council take a week to even answer the phone most lethargic jobs worth going and instead of using contractors to clear up this mess at the cost of rate payers what is wrong with those people issued with community service pay back orders by the court or would this be against their human rights stylish
  • Score: 9

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