Residents furious over rubbish

NEIGHBOURS have voiced their disgust at piles of junk being left near their Ipswich homes, which they say is putting people off moving to the area. The residents' complaints are over heaps of furniture and rubbish dumped behind a block of flats in Lakeside Road and outside garages in Lakeside Close.

NEIGHBOURS have voiced their disgust at piles of junk being left near their homes which they say is putting people off moving to the area.

The residents' complaints are over heaps of furniture and rubbish dumped behind a block of flats in Lakeside Road and outside garages in Lakeside Close.

One resident of Lakeside Road, who has lived in the same house for 22 years, said the area had become a hive of anti-social behaviour.

He said: “One night they set light to a television and it exploded causing my fence to go up with it.


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“People came screaming out of the flats with young children.

“The problem goes away occasionally but soon comes back. If kids see the mess that has already been made, they think it's ok to contribute to it.”

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Another neighbour blamed the problem on transient nature of residents living in the flats, saying: “People are constantly moving in and out.

“When people move out they leave their furniture there. They don't think to call the council and ask them to move it. It really must put people off moving in.”

A resident of Lakeside Close said that many of the garages near his house are unused or used for storing rubbish and often get broken into.

He said: “The kids come through a short cut at the back of the garages.

“The garage doors have been replaced but five minutes later they get broken again and the contents get thrown all over the place. It's appalling.

“Why not just knock them down completely?”

Estate agent, Thompsons, which manages but does not own the property in Lakeside Road and Lakeside Close, was unavailable for comment.

Do you live in the area? 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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