Fly-tipping causes a stink on a Portishead estate

RESIDENTS on a housing estate in the centre of Portishead were shocked to find fly-tipping going on in the middle of their street.

RESIDENTS on a housing estate in the centre of Portishead were shocked to find fly-tipping going on in the middle of their street.

Householders in Falcon Close have complained to North Somerset Council about a large pile of dead brambles which has been left next to a public footpath linking Falcon Road to Cadbury Road for several weeks.

However, a large tree cut in to sections has now also been dumped on the site.

Chris Thomas, whose house overlooks the area, said: "The brambles are unsightly and I thought North Somerset Council would have moved them by now.


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"I was completely shocked when I found out someone had deliberately cut up a tree and tipped it here as well.

"This small area of open space is surrounded by houses and the fly-tipping has to be nipped in the bud now."

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Another resident from Falcon Close, childminder Cherie Derrick, said: "I reported the fly-tipping three days ago but nothing has been done as yet. It's an eyesore and dangerous for the children."

North Somerset Council spokesman, Nick Yates said: "There is absolutely no need for fly-tipping of items like trees. We have other facilities for their disposal.

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