An eyesore site in Dovercourt has been cleared up and secured by Tendring District Council (TDC).
The privately-owned property in Victoria Street had previously been used as a communal waste facility, with three bulk bins placed there for residents of the road and East Street to use to dispose of household waste, with the permission of both the landowner and TDC contractor Veolia.
However over the years the site had also become used as a fly tip, with waste dumped and vehicles abandoned there. Each time the fly tip was cleared by TDC contractors as part of the goodwill arrangement between the Council and the landowners in return for the residents’ facility.
Now, after almost daily complaints from nearby residents about the state of the site, the decision has been taken by both TDC and the landowners to clear the site completely and secure it to prevent future fly tipping.
Boards have been put up around the property, which will be painted in due course, and the landowners are aware the site is now solely their responsibility.
Cllr Michael Talbot, Cabinet Member for Environment at TDC, said this was a great example of the Council and its contractors working with landowners and local residents to solve a problem.
“The feedback from residents has been very positive and they are fully aware of their responsibilities to store and present their waste within the boundary of their properties before and on the day of collection,” he said.
“This has been a great team effort by the whole of the waste management team, every member has played a role in achieving this outcome.”