Syringe scare at day nursery

USED syringes are being dumped outside creches and in children's play areas and then being put in dustbins according to an action team chairman. A horrified resident in Mead Vale found a box of needles last week outside Busy Bees day nursery in Nightingal

USED syringes are being dumped outside creches and in children's play areas and then being put in dustbins according to an action team chairman.A horrified resident in Mead Vale found a box of needles last week outside Busy Bees day nursery in Nightingale Court when she parked her car. She phoned the council to get them to remove them.But Mead Vale LAT chairman, Ann Withers, says the incident follows three others in the last two weeks where used needles have been found next to public footpaths and that in two of the cases residents have just thrown them in the bin.She says one person found a used needle in Woodpecker Drive and a couple of needles were found by another resident by the side of the road near Kestrel Drive.Ann, who found five needles herself in a grass area on Mead Vale where children play, said: "Whoever is dumping them in the first place must be crazy. The resident who found the box of needles was horrified by what she found but she reported it because she was worried a child or a dustman may come across it."But there have been other incidents where people are just putting them in bins."I want to warn people to be careful as a dustman or child could pick it up and to tell people 'Do not put them in a bin. Get them picked up properly.'"If someone gets a needle in them it takes weeks to find out if they have a disease.