Long Melford’s cider can litter problem rears its head again

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Around 500 empty cider cans have been dumped around Long Melford, angering councillors.

Several bags filled with Strongbow cider cans were discovered in the last week in ditches and footpaths near Olivers Close.

The village suffered a similar problem 11 months ago, when more than 200 cans were discovered by resident Len Jarvis.

Richard Kemp, a county and parish councillor, said: “It seems to be a repeat offender that is doing this.

“We have had 500 cans in various bags and in a ditch. I just don’t understand it.”

Mr Kemp said that a team of volunteers from the Long Melford Open Spaces group, along with Babergh District Council staff, would clear the litter over the weekend.

“I think it is somebody living within a quarter-of-a-mile of the sites – I have my suspicions,” he said.

To report fly-tipping in your area, go to www.onesuffolk.co.uk/reportaproblem.