Town centre filth

MORE calls have been made to clean up an area of Weston town centre strewn with rubbish bags and litter. North Somerset councillor Mike Bell is demanding action to clear Wadham Street area of the household waste and litter which has plagued the pavements

MORE calls have been made to clean up an area of Weston town centre strewn with rubbish bags and litter.North Somerset councillor Mike Bell is demanding action to clear Wadham Street area of the household waste and litter which has plagued the pavements for months.Council officers have rifled through the bags to try to identify who is dumping them and are now planning a series of visits to suspected offenders.Cllr Bell said: "Wadham Street is in the heart of town, near Grove Park, The Blakehay and the Citizens Advice Bureau."It is a high profile area and needs to be kept clear of litter and rubbish."A major problem, in common with many parts of the town centre, is residents putting out their rubbish early and it being left for days on end looking unsightly and attracting animals. "Sometimes this is because people living in flats don't have anywhere to store their rubbish inside, but often it is because a minority simply haven't thought about the impact of their actions on the environment of the street where they live."I've been in touch with council officials and they have been working on this problem."They have written to residents to remind them of the correct day for rubbish collection, have inspected rubbish bags dumped to trace the source, and are planning visits to the culprits."Some landlords have been very helpful too, and are working with the council to improve the situation. "However, more needs to be done to keep the street clear and I will continue to press for action.


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