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Your fly tip pictures: Anger at mess left in Hobs Moat area

Ross Crawford 13th Jun, 2021

RESIDENTS have hit out over fly tipping around the shops and flats in Hobs Moat.

The issue has been raised by Lyndon Councillor Kathryn Thomas, deputy leader of Solihull’s Lib Dems and comes after the Solihull Observer highlighted the problem elsewhere in the borough.

Coun Thomas said fly tipping was a long running problem in the Hobs Moat area and despite using cash from the ward budget to clear dumped rubbish and community litter picks, the problem persists.

“We secured the installation of a fly tipping camera in the service road,” said Coun Thomas.

“But we noticed a build up of fly tipping despite the camera and asked the council why. The council fixed a problem with the camera.”

She added: “Prior to the camera being installed fly tipping was primarily taking place in the service road/car parking spaces.

“Since its installation the fly tipping has moved to the passageways leading to the flat stairwells.”

However, as the flats are private property and there is no single communal landowner, the council is unable to remove the dumped rubbish.

“From my point of view, it’s really frustrating,” said Coun Thomas.

“We’ve put a lot of work into trying to tackle this issue and all it seems to have done is partially relocate it.

“Making an area, clean, tidy and hygienic shouldn’t be this difficult and nobody should have to live surrounded by other people’s filth.”

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