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Residents annoyed about ‘mountain of rubbish’ fly-tip in Woodford Green

PUBLISHED: 12:25 18 September 2017 | UPDATED: 16:36 18 September 2017

Rubbish along the bridleway beneath the end of the M11, from Uplands Road in Woodford Green. Picture: Melissa Page

Rubbish along the bridleway beneath the end of the M11, from Uplands Road in Woodford Green. Picture: Melissa Page

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Angry residents are “disgusted” about a large fly-tip which is blighting a popular river footpath.

The rubbish under the bridge is growing. Picture: Melissa PageThe rubbish under the bridge is growing. Picture: Melissa Page

Over the last few weeks a “mountain of rubbish” has built up under the M11 flyover, along a bridal walk to Uplands Road, Woodford Green.

Neighbours have spoken to the Recorder about the litter and they are frustrated as the Chigwell Road Reuse and Recycling Centre is just around the corner.

“There are nails sticking out of wood and broken glass, it is so dangerous,” said Sue Black who walks her dog along a footpath next to the River Roding.

“I have seen people drive up there of an evening and dumping rubbish out of vans- it is a fire hazard and completely disgusting”.

The path by the River Roding. Picture: Melissa PageThe path by the River Roding. Picture: Melissa Page

Another resident who wished to remain anonymous said he had confronted people dumping rubbish but they “didn’t seem to care”.

“They are blighting a beautiful walk along the Roding and quite frankly it an eyesore,” he said.

Residents have contacted Redbridge Council since the tip was first spotted and are angry that nothing had been done and it continues to get bigger.

A council spokesman said: “A council spokesman said: “We understand how unsightly and frustrating a fly-tip on this scale can be. We have been working hard to determine how best to access the site and remove the rubbish which has been accumulating over the last week.

“We have identified the best course of action and are working to clear the area as soon as possible”


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