Call for action over 'disgraceful' fly-tipping at disused Rolls-Royce site
AN abandoned Rolls-Royce car park that has become a fly-tipping hot spot has been labelled "disgraceful".
Our Clean Up Derby campaign has received a number of calls about the now-disused site in Nightingale Road, Osmaston.
The land, which still owned by Rolls-Royce, is attracting huge amounts of litter.
Father-of-two Adam Lake, who lives in Nightingale Road next to the car park, described it as disgraceful.
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The 38-year-old said: "I used to take my two boys for a kick-about on the site but I can't any more. It's covered with broken glass and bags of rubbish. One or two times I've seen sofas and old bits of furniture just dumped there. It's really, really annoying.
"I don't know whose responsibility it is to clean the site but something should be done about it.
"Sometimes a person is sent to clean it up but, within a couple of days, usually it's back to its old state."
Newsagent Onkar Singh, who works at Nightingale News, said the site looked terrible.
He said: "There are too many bags of rubbish outside on the car park. Sometimes you might even see a bed or sofa left there."
Steve Hayes, of Osmaston Road, said it looked like a landfill.
Mr Hayes said: "The area is completely strewn with litter.
"It is an absolute tip. I walk past it in the mornings to get my newspapers and it looks really bad."
Jenny Fisher, 33, who lives in nearby Allenton, was shocked to see the site when she visited the area to see friends.
She said: "It's absolutely horrible. The amount of rubbish you see there is awful.
"It could be really dangerous with kids running about as there's a lot of broken glass and other nasty things around there."
A spokesman for Rolls-Royce said the company was not happy about the problems at the site, which has been earmarked for redevelopment as part of the "Osmaston triangle" regeneration.
He said: "We're aware of this problem and have been working with local authorities to clear up the rubbish.
"Where possible, we are also working to bring prosecution against those guilty of fly-tipping.