UK’s ‘filthiest alley’ has ‘dangerous’ broken glass and fridges fly-tipped daily
Filthy alleyways are nothing new, but this one in particular, with its "dangerous" broken glass and frequent fridge fly-tipping, has been labelled the filthiest of all.
Residents of Bond Street, Tunstall have taken the dirt-covered crown for their "disgrace" of an alley, with the Stoke-on-Trent inhabitants slamming the condition of the walkway behind their homes.
A dumping ground for fly-tippers and little to be done about it, the once-popular dog walking track is now a dangerous area that the council appear unable to fix, StokeonTrentLive reported.
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Bond Street was not always covered in old furniture and broken glass, but the state of the "dangerous" alley has left some residents "shocked".
Erika Sadauskaite, a resident and mum-of-two, said: "It’s always like that but some alleyways aren’t as bad as Bond Street. We really wish someone would come and clean it up because it needs doing.
"Once I saw a scrap man take stuff away but there are still sofas, chairs and fridges left. It's just horrible to see every day – and dangerous."
Another resident, who did not wish to be named, added: "One evening I just happened to look out the window and saw someone leave a fridge – I was shocked.
"I know this is a problem all around the city but I just don’t understand why people do it. Maybe there should be a security camera to catch people."
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Council members are now attempting to find a fix, with a "zero-tolerance approach" headed up for those partaking in "unacceptable behaviour" and "waste offences".
A Stoke-on-Trent City Council spokesperson said: "Stoke on Trent City Council operates a strict zero-tolerance approach towards waste offences and will hold to account any person found blighting our city with this unacceptable behaviour."
But one resident, Clive Birch, is less than pleased with the street and has branded the city a "disgrace", saying: "We have just been along there and taken a look down the back alley at Bond street.
"I have never seen such a mess in my life, I emptied the bins down there over 38 years. What a disgrace this city is becoming."
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