Beautiful village hit by fly-tipping
A woman was disgusted to find a giant pile of rubbish when she visited the ‘beautiful’ park by the village hall in Newton.
The rubbish left next to the recycling bins in the hall car park was spotted by Di Shaw from Assington, as she went to walk her dog on the parkland on Monday.
A large pile of boxes had been left along with bags of animal bones and even more worryingly, empty rat poison boxes and trays.
Mrs Shaw said: “It’s absolutely disgusting that someone has done this.
“The residents take so much care of Newton to keep it looking nice, litter picking and doing the bits that councils don’t. It’s just not fair.”
She believes it could be a builder who has dumped the rubbish or someone who has recently built a patio because of the large amount of building trade rubbish left and empty packaging from patio furniture.
Such is the quantity of waste left by the fly-tippers that Mrs Shaw is certain it would have been done by somebody in a van or lorry.
“I have been told by someone who lives in the village that this happens fairly regularly basis and they just have to get on with it,” said Mrs Shaw.
The rat poison and animal bones combination was a particular worry for Mrs Shaw.
“Animals are attracted to the bones, my dogs were sniffing around them too,” she said.
“When I returned the rat poison trays were clean so clearly some animals have been at them.”
Police would like to speak to anyone with information about the rubbish which is believed to have been dumped between 1pm on Sunday and 1pm on Monday.
Call Pcso Simon Baxter on 101 quoting SU/15/1372.