Couple get cold shoulder over fridge

A COUPLE who have waited more than three months to have a mini rubbish dump removed from their Ipswich home are demanding immediate action.Margaret and Peter Tobin first complained to Ipswich Borough Council in June when they discovered two old ice-cream fridges, an old toilet and piles of black bags full of rubbish had been dumped behind their Shaftesbury Square home.

A COUPLE who have waited more than three months to have a mini rubbish dump removed from their Ipswich home are demanding immediate action.

Margaret and Peter Tobin first complained to Ipswich Borough Council in June when they discovered two old ice-cream fridges, an old toilet and piles of black bags full of rubbish had been dumped behind their Shaftesbury Square home.

More than three months later the rubbish remains behind their house and Mrs Tobin describes the smell as “dreadful”.

She said: “The smell of stagnant water from the freezers is disgusting.

“There are rats and mice and a cat got trapped in all the rubbish a little while ago and I had to rescue it.

“I just don't know who to go to; the council were supposed to send someone to get rid of it but its still there.”

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A spokeswoman for Ipswich Borough Council said at the time the complaint was made that they were hoping to deal with the instance of fly-tipping as soon as possible.

Today, a spokeswoman for IBC told the Star there had been difficulties removing the eyesore because of the commercial freezers, which needed special attention.

The spokeswoman pledged the rubbish will be removed within the next 24 hours.

Have you had problems with fly-tipping where you live? What do you think?

Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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