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Calls for more action over take-away litter

Created on 10/01/2022 @ 09:37

News this weekend that Burger King is to take over the former KFC restaurant in Newtown has re-ignited calls for action on local litter problems.

Social media, including MyNewtown's Facebook page, saw many residents claiming the arrival of the new burger chain will increase the litter problem around the Gravel car park and other areas.

For years there have been complaints about the amount of litter caused by customers from McDonalds dumping their waste on pavements or in the adjoining car park.

Bins in the car park have also been left overflowing causing litter to be strewn over the riverside area.

"Fantastic now the local area will have McDonald’s and Burger King rubbish dropped all over the countryside," said one reader.

"We need to sort the litter problem already caused by take-aways in town before Burger King arrives. Otherwise we're going to have a rubbish tip in the car park," said another.

Burger King has already begun advertising jobs.

The franchise had previously successfully applied for planning permission for a restaurant and drive-thru at the Tesco car park.

However, the closure of the KFC restaurant was ideal for the business as it will not have to build a new site.

It is understood work refurbishing the site opposite McDonald's will begin in the next few weeks.