Angry neighbour calls in council to clean up trash left in the street
AN angry neighbour has helped clean up a Normanton street after old furniture and other rubbish was dumped by the roadside.
The mess included an abandoned motorbike, old chairs and a sofa, which blocked the pavement.
Lewis Street was cleared up by Derby City Council yesterday after a resident of the street told the Clean Up Derby campaign about the mess.
The man, who does not wish to be named, reported the rubbish to the city council a week ago.
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He said he was concerned for other residents on his street because the pavement had been blocked and he was worried that older residents would have to walk into the road to avoid the rubbish.
He said: "The presence of litter is all too familiar in my area. Plastic bags of rubbish are left out and split open with their contents spilling on to the pavements.
"Discarded furniture is also dumped on the streets for others to deal with.
"People so often just walk by and ignore the litter rather than pick it up and dispose of it in nearby bins, or at least report it to the city council authorities. The sight of it is so demoralising."
Ward councillor for Normanton Jangir Khan said that people needed to take responsibility for their areas.
He said: "It's very important we get the message across that, if you see someone fly-tipping, you should let us know and we will take action."
The Clean Up Derby campaign – which wants to encourage people to take more responsibility for their rubbish – was launched in November.
The campaign has received support from the Mayor of Derby, the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, the Bishop of Derby and Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.