Two days after Wisbech won through to Britain in Bloom UK final - comes THIS discovery in part of the town
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A Wisbech man out for a walk today is still reeling from the shock of a finding a waste mountain near the town centre.
“Simply beautiful!” was how Ady Wright described the scenes that confronted him as he walked around the perimeter of Wisbech Cricket Club Field.
He said he stumbled across the waste adjoining the field on the corner of Harecroft Road and Leverington Road.
When he got home he posted these photos to the Wisbech Discussion Forum on Facebook – and gave the Wisbech Standard to reproduce them.
One poster told him the land belongs to the National Trust and says the clean up could cost thousands of pounds.
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Another said that a local street pride group had been to the area only a few weeks ago to clear it.
Mr Wright, who described it as “a mess is a mess wherever it is”, said unfortunately he didn’t carry a spare 400 carrier sacks with him to tackle the rubbish mountain.
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One other poster said: “There were people sleeping there. If you look in the trees there was a tent hanging and near that rubbish is piece of wood in trees that was a bed.
“The people all moved out to a bungalow – the arrow on the tree is to show others where the entrance is.”
A spokesman for Fenland Council said: “There have been problems with rubbish in this area for some time. Last year we cleared a load from the nearby General Cemetery. Since then, it has recurred in Harecroft Field.
“We monitor the area regularly and have been in touch with the National Trust, which owns the field and is responsible for looking after it.
“They have asked us if we would be willing to help them clear it up and we have offered our support. We are now awaiting their decision on whether to take up that offer.”
• Earlier this week it was announced that Wisbech is one of five towns in East Anglia that has been selected to take part in the Britain in Bloom UK finals.