Warning after rubbish dumped

PUBLISHED: 19:00 18 July 2012

Waste which has been dumped at the site

Waste which has been dumped at the site

Archant

HEAPS of broken glass, discarded plastic and other waste have been dumped on a favourite spot for dogwalkers.

The mess was left at the entrance to the former Weston Airfield site last weekend, and is now proving to be a hazard for dogs, their owners and other wildlife.

One dog-walker, David Frost, has reported the tipping to North Somerset Council, but issued a warning to other people walking their dogs at the site.

He said: “This person has sunk to a new low this time as much of the waste is sheets of glass which has cracked and broken on impact leaving sharp shears of glass pointing upwards – an obvious hazard to pedestrians and their dogs as well as other wildlife.

“The mindless prat who did this had only to drive another half mile to dispose of it correctly in our excellent recycling centre.

“If anyone recognises this waste from recent building work you have had done please report the builder to the council - my dogs narrowly missed cutting themselves on the glass.

“It could be your child next time.”

More from Weston Mercury

Venture into the wizarding world with the latest remake of one of J K Rowling’s books.

Read more
07:56

A woman who has vowed to complete 40 outdoor swims in her 40th year is just three challenges away from hitting her target.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare
11:05

More than £200,000 has been spent by North Somerset Council on redundancy payments in 18 months.

Read more

The plan to join up a walking and cycling route from Brean to Clevedon has moved a step closer.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:37

Homemade crafts and items were sold in aid of one of Weston’s best-loved sites.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

A determined Weston woman has completed a gruelling seven-month swimming challenge to raise money for Weston Hospicecare in memory of her partner’s mum.

Read more
Weston Hospicecare Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 16:00

The fun and fervour of this year’s carnival may only just have begun to die down, but 50 years ago attention focussed on bringing the event back to Weston’s streets.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Entries are still being taken for this year’s Turip Prize.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

One of the hottest rising talents on the British music scene will be performing at a gig in Bristol in 2019.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

Avon and Somerset police are targeting drivers without insurance as part of a county-wide initiative which started on Monday.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 4°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists