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Anger after rubbish dumped on farmland

PUBLISHED: 23:17 20 April 2004 | UPDATED: 04:47 02 March 2010

AN OUTRAGED family had to move a lorry load of household rubbish after it was dumped on their land.

The Hall family of Rose Hall farm, just off Old Norwich Road, had to move more than 20 bags of rubbish including dirty nappies, as well as an old refrigerator that had all been left down a dirt track.

AN OUTRAGED family had to move a lorry load of household rubbish after it was dumped on their land.

The Hall family of Rose Hall farm, just off Old Norwich Road, had to move more than 20 bags of rubbish including dirty nappies, as well as an old refrigerator that had all been left down a dirt track.

Jose Hall, whose husband Jeremy owns the land said an officer from the Environment Agency had said it was the largest amount of rubbish dumped that he had ever seen.

Mr and Mrs Hall's son John had spent Saturday morning clearing away the rubbish and used two 14ft trailers to take it all to the tip.

He said: "There was packaging for a new kitchen, an old fridge, a lot of household stuff like dirty nappies and cans and drinks bottles.

"Most of it could have just gone in the bin.

"It just makes you feel really annoyed."

Mr Hall said that the reason people were now able to get to the track was because the electric posts in the bus lane that normally stop any other traffic getting down there are no longer working.

However he said that the council were going to put CCTV in the area instead to capture any vehicles on camera.

Mrs Hall added: "I just find it so unfair that this can be dumped on our land and we are responsible for disposing of it.

"They are just irresponsible people and it would not take much more for them to take it to the tip.

"It is something that we have to put up with and goes with the way of life we have.

"You can't keep getting annoyed about it but it just takes time to keep disposing of it."

The Environment Agency can prosecute people for dumping litter once the culprits have been tracked down.

n. Have you spotted any rubbish dumped that needs removing? What do you think of those who dump it? Write to us at Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN.


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