Dumped cars left on purpose

BURNT out cars in an Ipswich beauty spot have been left there on purpose - as a temporary barrier to stop further fly tipping.But their very presence has acted as a magnet for people to dump household waste in Bobbits Lane.

By Nick Richards

BURNT out cars in an Ipswich beauty spot have been left there on purpose - as a temporary barrier to stop further fly tipping.

But their very presence has acted as a magnet for people to dump household waste in Bobbits Lane.

This is according to Babergh Council, who said the site in question technically falls under the remit of the Greenways Project – a joint initiative between Babergh, Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk Coastal.

On Wednesday we highlighted the mass of waste in the lane, which included at least eight burnt out cars and lots of additional household waste.

The Evening Star contacted the Environment Agency who is investigating the problem.

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Paul Simon at Babergh said: "The land in question actually falls under the responsibility of the Greenways Project, which is run from Ipswich borough council offices.

"They have had some kind of contact from the Environment Agency over this matter and have had discussions with Suffolk County Council about some kind of gate being put in place of the cars.

"Until that is done apart from the portable litter the cars will stay there as they are being used as a temporary barrier by the land owner.

"In the long term these gates will make it impossible to dump waste in the field, but in the short term, the portable mess – such as paint tins and concrete – will be removed by The Greenways Project."

Babergh also have a hotline for people to call if they spot waste on their land. The number is 01473 825889.

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