Bus shelter sale spin

IT'S a January sale with a unique Ipswich spin.Anyone out shopping for a washing machine, fridge or double bed need look no further than the bus shelter in Shakespeare Road.

IT'S a January sale with a unique Ipswich spin.

Anyone out shopping for a washing machine, fridge or double bed need look no further than the bus shelter in Shakespeare Road.

A prankster has dumped household goods with the message: "For sale. £50 the lot, apply to Ipswich Buses, Tower Ramparts."

But the bus company today denied any link to the down-at-heel table-top sale.


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Managing director Malcolm Robson laughed: "It's nothing to do with us. We haven't put anything up for sale. Bus shelters are the borough council's responsibility.

"I'm sure no one here will be trying to buy them, we have all the white goods we need, thank you."

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But where bargain hunters might be in for a treat, the fly tipping has left residents in a rage.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said: "I think it's atrocious. I have been living round her for nearly 26 years and I have never seen anything like it in my life.

"Old people can't stand in the bus stop – my grandma got wet waiting for the bus."

And his father said: "We moved to Ipswich from Manchester because we wanted a bit of piece and quiet and thought people took pride in this area.

"But there's this, and then there's also graffiti on the bus shelter in Byron Road. You would think this sort of thing happened in Manchester but not round here."

A council spokeswoman said: "We have had a call to our Cleaner Ipswich hotline this morning and we expect to move the items today."

Householders wishing to get rid of 'white goods' should call the waste management service on 01473 433090, she added.

She said: "They may be charged a fee but it's better than the prosecution they could face from the environmental protection department if they were caught fly tipping."

Penalties vary, depending on the seriousness of the case, she added.

Weblink: www.epa.gov.uk

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