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Gravesend residents vent anger at dumped rubbish

PUBLISHED: 13:27 13 November 2012

Rubbish found in Gravesend

Rubbish found in Gravesend

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Frustrated residents have vented their anger over beds, mattresses, and bags of rubbish being dumped in streets.

Rubbish found in GravesendRubbish found in Gravesend

Louise Russell took these photos on Sunday 4 while walking down Edwin Street and The Grove in Gravesend.

“I have never seen such a disgrace, this was all left exactly where signs had been put up asking that no bags are to be left out until bin collection day which is Tuesday. I walked back on an adjacent road and found exactly the same. Who lives in these roads for goodness sake?” she asked.

Louise, who lives in Milton, shared the images online forum Streetlife where others shared her dismay.

Rubbish found in GravesendRubbish found in Gravesend

Mike, from Northfleet, said: “You’re not alone in feeling disgusted by this practise of dumping in the street but not enough people are complaining to the council to rectify the situation.”

Joyia H, from New House, said: “It is upsetting to live in the current careless environment. I have a notion that in Germany it is law to keep the outside of your property in a clean state, if only they would create such a law here.”

Gravesham Borough Council has appealed to witnesses of fly-tipping to contact them.

A council spokesman said: “Any fly-tipping should be reported to us if it is on a public highway and we will deal with it. If it hasn’t been reported, that is the first thing to do. If it is on private land it is the responsibility of the landowner to remove the items. The council, KCC via its Clean Kent initiative and the police work together to track down fly-tippers and prosecute them.”

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