Rubbish campaign success

THE Wisbech Standard has done its bit to clear the rubbish mountain in the town that had attracted mounting criticism from councillors and health officials. Despite growing concerns over the piled up rubbish near the recycling bins at the Elm Road Retail,

THE Wisbech Standard has done its bit to clear the rubbish mountain in the town that had attracted mounting criticism from councillors and health officials.

Despite growing concerns over the piled up rubbish near the recycling bins at the Elm Road Retail, refuse was still be dumped there on a daily basis covering a wide area of the park.

However a concerted campaign by the Wisbech Standard - which included sending copies of the piled up rubbish to council officials and councillors- contractors moved in to clear the site shortly after today's paper hit the streets.

Although the site is in Wisbech itself, the B & Q store and Rainbow stores which occupy the trading estate are actually within the borough of West Norfolk.


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Although Fenland Council officials and councillors were aware of the issue, they needed action from West Norfolk Council to put pressure on the site's landlords. Legal and General, to get the site cleared.

Today, finally, the recycled bins have been emptied and the area cleared.

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One of those angered by the refuse was Wisbech town council leader Roger Green who said he was only grateful judges from Anglia in Bloom had been and gone from the town without seeing the mess.

"If the judges saw this we have no chance of tin let alone gold award," he said.

"Seriously though, what a disgraceful mess. Not exactly a good advert for the town of Wisbech as visitors approach from the A1101.

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