Urgent action needed over rubbish
OBSOLETE mattresses, cookers and washing machines dumped on an Ipswich residential estate are an accident waiting to happen.That is according to families in Downside Close, who are calling for action to be taken to fence the area off.
OBSOLETE mattresses, cookers and washing machines dumped on an Ipswich residential estate are an accident waiting to happen.
That is according to families in Downside Close, who are calling for action to be taken to fence the area off.
Although Sanctuary Housing Association, which is responsible for the area, has already promised to do this and also dispose of the items, the residents want urgent action.
Peter Warner, 55, of Downside Close, said: "They've promised to do it but everything seems to take so long. It only takes a few minutes for a child to climb up on them and get injured.
You may also want to watch:
"We feel strongly about this - it's waiting for an accident to happen."
The discarded items, which also include fridges, microwaves and televisions, are clustered together by residents for collections organised by the housing association on a periodic basis.
- 1 Victoria Hall murder: Suffolk strangler Steve Wright reportedly arrested
- 2 Cardinal Park taped off as man suffers stab wounds
- 3 Man left with life-changing injuries following stabbing in Ipswich
- 4 'Gutted' Ipswich burger van man loses everything in fire devastation
- 5 Mum opens eco-friendly refill store thanks to savings and public donations
- 6 Hunt for Victoria Hall's killer takes another twist
- 7 Heavy police presence spotted in Ipswich as man arrested
- 8 'Controlling' man locked girlfriend in house
- 9 CCTV image released after electric scooter stolen from Ipswich
- 10 New Starbucks drive thru set to open in Ipswich
At present, the amount of items awaiting collection has overspilled on to a compound outside the fenced area. This prompted the housing association to make moves to extend the fencing.
Geoffrey Gardiner, housing services manager of Sanctuary, made the promise in a letter dated March 17 but, as yet, no action has been taken.
Mr Gardiner said today: "The order has been placed for a new a fence and we're waiting for the contractor to fit it in to a work programme.
"I can't really say it's going to be done next week, it's a case of waiting for the contractor."
Around 40 people signed a petition about the issue, which was organised by concerned families on the estate.
N What do think? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, e-mail email@example.com or join the forum at www.eveningstar.co.uk.