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A Peterborough resident wants to know what the city council is going to do about escalating cases of fly tipping and littering.

Jonathan Theobald says he recently reported fly tipping to the council “and that has finally been cleared”.

But he says the issue is widespread “and are a drain on the council’s resources and make parts of Peterborough resemble a third world slum.

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompany comment: WOOD There’s loads of woods like broken wardrobe etc, rubbish and trees

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: WOOD There’s loads of woods like broken wardrobe etc, rubbish and trees

“Yet I’ve visited many other British cities that aren’t nearly as badly affected.”

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompany comment: Rubbish dumped in trolley left in front of Cromwell Rd/ Cobden Ave

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: Rubbish dumped in trolley left in front of Cromwell Rd/ Cobden Ave

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompany comment: Taxi driver parks up outside Charlies pub. Winds down window and throws back of rubbish onto the path and drives off

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: Taxi driver parks up outside Charlies pub. Winds down window and throws back of rubbish onto the path and drives off

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompany comment: Dumped supermarket trolley

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: Dumped supermarket trolley

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompany comment: 2 old sofas dumped on public land at rear of 30 Hallfields Lane

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: 2 old sofas dumped on public land at rear of 30 Hallfields Lane

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompany comment: 2 old sofas dumped on public land at rear of 30 Hallfields Lane

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: 2 old sofas dumped on public land at rear of 30 Hallfields Lane

He has now used the ‘ask the leader’ forum on the city council website to quiz council leader Wayne Fitzgerald on “what lessons does the leader think Peterborough can learn from more successful local authorities that could help reduce the problems faced in this city?”.

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompany comment: Rubbish dumped on pavement

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: Rubbish dumped on pavement

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompany comment: Lots of rubbish and large polystyrene pads have been dumped beside the river on the north side

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: Lots of rubbish and large polystyrene pads have been dumped beside the river on the north side

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: Old mattress dumped on the pavement.

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: Old mattress dumped on the pavement.

Meanwhile CambsNews took a look at the FixMyStreet website which is used by many local councils – including Peterborough – to enable residents to report incidents ranging from potholes and overgrown hedges to dumped cars, graffiti, and fly tipping.

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompany comment: Large amount of tyres dumped on verge and in dyke along Green Lane both sides of road.

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: Large amount of tyres dumped on verge and in dyke along Green Lane both sides of road.

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: Card packaging and polystyrene dumped in car park next to scout hut

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: Card packaging and polystyrene dumped in car park next to scout hut

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: A dolly house has been dumped at the back of my house, at Larch Grove; not sure when it has been dumped there as I don't use the back gate, I noticed it today

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: A dolly house has been dumped at the back of my house, at Larch Grove; not sure when it has been dumped there as I don’t use the back gate, I noticed it today

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: 2 red bags by the gate at the bottom of the fleet fishing bag a couple other bits

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: 2 red bags by the gate at the bottom of the fleet fishing bag a couple other bits

We looked back over the past week, and we have shown some of the fly tipping incidents reported from Peterborough residents.

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: Fly tipping, rubbish of household goods

FixMyStreet upload from resident and the accompanying comment: Fly tipping, rubbish of household goods

Latest official figures incidents show Peterborough City Council spent £162,000 in the year to March 2022 on dealing with nearly 9,000 fly tipping incidents.

The FixMyStreet link https://www.fixmystreet.com/

 

 

 

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