Man's regret at moving to Normanton because of fly-tipping problem
A NORMANTON man says he regrets moving to the area due to the amount of rubbish dumped in the streets.
Tim Davies, who recently moved to Derby with his partner, said there was a "major issue" with fly tipping.
"Being relatively new to Derby, I am disgusted how dirty this area of the city continues to be," he said.
"The problem shows no sign of being resolved by those in power."
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Mr Davies has contacted Derby City Council in a bid to get the suburb cleaned up and has taken photos to show the extent of the problem.
He said: "There's not a day that goes by where I'm not reporting problems with waste and fly tipping.
"I'm so fed up being on the phone I now just e-mail the Streetpride team.
"I've even started taking pictures of the problem while I go about my business walking though the troubled areas and e-mailing them to the team.
"It is clear that urgent action needs to be taken, and the council needs to take the lead."
Arboretum ward councillor Fareed Hussain said Twyford Street and surrounding areas had been identified as problem spots and councillors had previously come up with a scheme in a bid to tackle the issue.
Mr Hussain said: "About three or four months ago, we had a meeting with residents who had a number of problems.
"We came up with an action plan to make sure it didn't happen again. But we need to look again at the area. We need the Streetpride teams to visit the area regularly and deal with problems there and then.
"But residents also need to get involved. The only way we can turn an area around is to work together.
"It's very unseemly. I see the effect it has on people who have lived there a long time and they see the area deteriorating before their very eyes.
"A sense of hopelessness creeps in. It's hard to turn an area around but we have to make sure that this doesn't happen again."
Our Clean Up Derby campaign was launched last year. Scores of readers have told the Derby Telegraph about problem areas, which we have then helped to get tidied.