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More fly-tipping dumped in town

Created on 11/06/2018 @ 10:06
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Fly-tipping is on the increase again in Newtown with the idyllic canal path now the target of offenders.

Matteresses, wood and old furniture have been left strewn along parts of the path towards the Lower Canal Road and Dysart Terrace area, with one reader sending us photos from yesterday.

The path, used by families, walkers, cyclists and runners, is covered in places by waste dumped mainly in the long grass either side of the path and the River Severn.

A MyNewtown reader who walks along the path regularly and sent us the photographs, said: All these are taken on the path by the river. The grass that is normally kept short is so long you cant see the river.

"It's usually a lovely walk and now there have been mattresses and wardrobe doors dumped and thats only what you can see.

"Heaven knows whats in the long grass. There are signs along the stretch saying pick up after the dog. That's a joke when there is much bigger things being deposited.

"I am awaiting response from local council but quite clearly there is a real issue with dumping."

Newtown has been plagued over the past year and longer with an increase in fly-tipping. It escalated last year when Powys County Council reduced the opening hours of the recycling and waste centre in Wern Ddu Lane.

They later added additional hours following a backlash from residents and some councillors.

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