Councillors have today launched a campaign to block off what they say is ‘unnecessary’ vehicle access to Algar Place and Drive in Arbourthorne, after an ‘epidemic’ of fly-tipping in the surrounding area.
Local councillors Ben Miskell, Jack Scott and Sophie Wilson want to see a ‘cost effective solution’ put in place and have launched an online petition calling for two giant boulders to be installed to prevent vehicles gaining access to dump rubbish.
The land which previously hosted hundreds of now demolished council houses, is set to be built on again for homes in the future and still has its original access ways and roads from when residents lived there. Councillors say that this has allowed easy vehicle access for those wishing to illegally dump large amounts of rubbish and commercial waste on the site.
To bolster their campaign for giant boulders, the councillors have released an ‘artist’s impression’ of how the fly-tipping busting proposal might look if put in place.
Commenting on the campaign, Councillor Ben Miskell said: “We’ve seen an epidemic of fly-tipping in Arbourthorne, with people travelling into the area to dump their waste. We’re calling on Sheffield Council to close off this unnecessary access road, to make it more difficult for those intent on illegally dumping”.
Councillor Sophie Wilson, went on to say: “clearing up fly-tipping on this public land is costing a fortune and residents really shouldn’t have to put up with this mess. We’re asking people to join our campaign to place two giant boulders to block vehicle access. It’s an easy and cost effective fix, whilst we wait for new council housing to be developed on the site”.