Waterfront Whiff causing a stink

AN off-putting odour is again causing a stink for people living near Ipswich's riverside district. The Waterfront Whiff is getting up the nose of residents who are at a loss to explain the source of the stink.

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IPSWICH: An off-putting odour is again causing a stink for people living near Ipswich's riverside district.

The Waterfront Whiff is getting up the nose of residents who are at a loss to explain the source of the stink.

One resident of Back Hamlet said the stench was making her feel ill and demanded something be done to control the nasty niff before it becomes a health hazard.

The Evening Star last September reported on newsagent Harshad Patel's complaints about the persistent pong.

Mr Patel's wife, Pushpa, who with him runs Offords, in Fore Street, said the smell had got progressively worse since then, adding: “Customers even come in and complain about it. It has started to move through the house now.

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“It's a horrible smell like rotten eggs. Something should have been done about it months ago.”

Another Back Hamlet resident, who did not want to be named, agreed: “There is a really bad smell that keeps coming up the road. It makes you feel really ill at times and nothing helps. Something really needs to be done and we want to know if there is any health risk because of the smell.”

The Patels have made several complaints to Environmental Health about the smell, which they believe is not related to emissions from the nearby Cliff Quay sewage works.

Ipswich Borough Council told residents that environmental health officers were aware of concerns and the situation was being monitored.

Are you a victim of the Waterfront whiff? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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