Rubbish dumped in Burton Road, Derby, causes complaints
A DOCTOR has said her patients have been complaining about the "disgusting" state of a rubbish-strewn patch of grass opposite her clinic.
Dr Rajkumari Sinha, who works at Prime Health Care, in Burton Road, Derby, said the waste-strewn grassy bank over the road has "never been cleaned."
She said: "It's been like this for a long time.
"I have clients coming in here and complaining about the state of it.
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"It looks horrible and the council should be informed about it."
The land borders the road and follows it down towards the city in a steep slope. A tall, metal fence borders the pavement from this slope and it is by this fence that most of the litter has collected.
Black bin bags, rusting cans, fast-food boxes and drinks containers have all been thrown on to the land, piling up against the base of the fence.
Jhalman Mundair owns the convenience store just over the road from the patch of land. He said he wanted the council to do more to keep it clean.
Mr Mundair said: "This is bad, bad, bad. No one should accept it.
"There should be big fines if anyone is caught throwing litter on to the land like this. It looks disgusting.
"It has been like this nearly a year now and the locals have all complained.
"We get people in the shop saying how bad it looks. I feel Derby City Council should be doing more to clean it because it brings the whole area down."
Ian Wheatley, head of grounds maintenance and street cleaning at Derby City Council, said the council would take action to remove the waste.
He said: "The land nearby to Prime Health Care falls within the ground of the local school.
"The council's Streetpride service and local neighbourhood managers will work with the school to ensure all the waste is removed.
"We will also look to erect fencing to prevent this happening in future."
The Clean Up Derby campaign has helped to get areas of Friar Gate, parts of Alvaston, the car park of the William Caxton pub in Sunny Hill and a disused Rolls-Royce car park in Nightingale Road cleaned up so far.
Anybody who has noticed a problem area of the city can call us on Derby 253053 or contact the e-mail address below.