Anger over 'disgusting' rubbish-strewn Blackburn alleyways

Blackburn Citizen: Rubbish strewn all over the rear of Leach Street in Blackburn Rubbish strewn all over the rear of Leach Street in Blackburn

AN ‘epidemic’ of fly-tipping in back alleys in parts of Blackburn and Darwen has been branded ‘disgusting’.

Many of the alleys have been slammed by residents and councillors.

Blackburn with Darwen Council has stepped up its efforts to tackle the problem as part of the ‘Your Call’ campaign with 40 fines issued in the past year.

But despite that residents said the problem is ‘worse than ever’.

Recurring hot spots include alleys between rows of terrace houses, particularly in the Ewood area near to Leach Road, which residents say are a blight on the landscape.

Some areas have been likened to slums by long-suffering homeowners and community leaders. Dumping has even been discovered in ‘gated alleys’, leading to the finger being pointed at local residents for tipping on their own streets.

Rubbish including beds, wardrobes, three piece suites, tyres and paint tins has been dumped in alleys as well as, in some circumstances, needles.

A Lancashire Telegraph investigation found dozens of flytipping sites across the borough.

One resident claimed there was no community pride and said more needs to be done to catch the culprits.

Christine Connell, from the Ivy Street Community Centre - which regularly hosts clean ups in the area - said: “Some people have no community pride.

“I keep phoning the council. Last week there were needles in the alley, which another resident picked up.

“The council keep putting letters through the door every couple of months threatening prosecutions but they never do anything about it.

“I have lived around here 50 years and it has never been so dirty. I don’t want to live in a pig sty.”

Another Hall Street resident said: “It’s disgusting. There’s no community pride. I don’t know what drives people to dump rubbish. Residents should want their own district to be nice and clean.

“I think the council needs to put cameras up, but it shouldn’t have to come to that. That’s the only way we are going to catch anyone.

“The council are always coming round cleaning it up, but it’s the same almost immediately after.”

One Rockcliffe Street resident said: “It has been ongoing for years. These alley ways have always been untidy. The gates have made a little difference, but it’s the people who live in some of the houses who are causing the problem.”

Maureen Bateson, Ewood ward councillor, said: “The council have done quite a bit of alleygating in the area over the last 12 months. Some have been more successful than others. This was another way of trying to tackle what has been an extremely difficult problem.

“Dumping rubbish in the streets and back alleys costs the tax payer money.

“In gated areas, it has to be the residents dumping the rubbish. We have always had problems with privately rented properties and it is an ongoing problem.

“There have been so many incidents in this area. We do all we can and regularly have a blitz of the area, but as soon as it has been cleaned, it attracts more rubbish.”

Councillor Faryad Hussain, executive member for environmental improvement and sustainability, said: "Dumping rubbish is filthy, likely to attract vermin and is anti-social.

“This sort of behaviour goes completely against the spirit of the Your Call campaign, which aims to promote the community spirit in abundance elsewhere across the borough.”

RECENT PROSECUTIONS

  • Tanveer Hussain, of Audley Range, Blackburn, was fined £500, ordered to pay costss of £510.20, pay a £15 victim surcharge and £690.28 compensation for the cost of the council clearing his land near Audley Range.
  • Simon Smith, of Hozier Street, Blackburn, was fined £110 for dumping rubbish, ordered to pay £100 costs, and £15 victim surcharge.
  • Andrew Mathews, of Cornelian Street, Blackburn, was fined £600 for dumping rubbish, ordered to pay £400 costs, and £15 victim surcharge.
  • James O’Rourke, of Sumner Street, Blackburn, was charged for dumping furniture near Sumner Street. He was fined £228, ordered to pay £100 costs, and £15 victim surcharge.
  • Stuart Meadowcroft, of Accrington Road, Blackburn, was fined £200, ordered to pay £185 costs and £15 victim surcharge for dumping rubbish.
  • Sheila McLachlan, of Accrington Road, Blackburn, was fined £100, ordered to pay £50 costs and £15 victim surcharge for dumping rubbish.
  • Ieuan Evans, of Maria Street, Darwen, was fined £100, ordered to pay £425.65 costs and £15 victim surcharge for dumping rubbish.

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1:27pm Mon 10 Sep 12

norah bhatty says...

The state of some back streets as shown in the report are disgusting. This state of affairs is down to people who don't give a damm about their neighbourhood.

Don't blame the council. There are enough weekly collections being undertaken, and the system of fortnightly collections for recycling waste works well in my area, because people CARE.

The people who do not discard of waste properly, will soon complain if rats etc turn up in numbers. What do they expect?

The council provide an excellent waste collection service, and anyone not adhering to the council guidelines should be prosecuted. No excuse for their selfish behaviour.
The state of some back streets as shown in the report are disgusting. This state of affairs is down to people who don't give a damm about their neighbourhood. Don't blame the council. There are enough weekly collections being undertaken, and the system of fortnightly collections for recycling waste works well in my area, because people CARE. The people who do not discard of waste properly, will soon complain if rats etc turn up in numbers. What do they expect? The council provide an excellent waste collection service, and anyone not adhering to the council guidelines should be prosecuted. No excuse for their selfish behaviour. norah bhatty
  • Score: 16

1:58pm Mon 10 Sep 12

useyourhead says...

norah bhatty wrote:
The state of some back streets as shown in the report are disgusting. This state of affairs is down to people who don't give a damm about their neighbourhood.

Don't blame the council. There are enough weekly collections being undertaken, and the system of fortnightly collections for recycling waste works well in my area, because people CARE.

The people who do not discard of waste properly, will soon complain if rats etc turn up in numbers. What do they expect?

The council provide an excellent waste collection service, and anyone not adhering to the council guidelines should be prosecuted. No excuse for their selfish behaviour.
well said, what you mention about it being down to the people who don't care for their neighbourhood is spot on, because they move on average every six months to avoid debt collectors etc they never really have a neighbourhood of their own.
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Six month tenancy, claim for and pay four months rent then start making excuses about why rent is late for the last couple months of lease (pocketing the rent), then off in a moonlight flit to the next sucker landlord leaving unpaid all sorts in their wake.
As a landlord I have experienced this myself and there should be a tenant blacklist to force them to take responsibility or find themselves un-homeable.
[quote][p][bold]norah bhatty[/bold] wrote: The state of some back streets as shown in the report are disgusting. This state of affairs is down to people who don't give a damm about their neighbourhood. Don't blame the council. There are enough weekly collections being undertaken, and the system of fortnightly collections for recycling waste works well in my area, because people CARE. The people who do not discard of waste properly, will soon complain if rats etc turn up in numbers. What do they expect? The council provide an excellent waste collection service, and anyone not adhering to the council guidelines should be prosecuted. No excuse for their selfish behaviour.[/p][/quote]well said, what you mention about it being down to the people who don't care for their neighbourhood is spot on, because they move on average every six months to avoid debt collectors etc they never really have a neighbourhood of their own. - Six month tenancy, claim for and pay four months rent then start making excuses about why rent is late for the last couple months of lease (pocketing the rent), then off in a moonlight flit to the next sucker landlord leaving unpaid all sorts in their wake. As a landlord I have experienced this myself and there should be a tenant blacklist to force them to take responsibility or find themselves un-homeable. useyourhead
  • Score: 10

2:16pm Mon 10 Sep 12

norah bhatty says...

useyourhead - Isn't life just great, when you can live somewhere for a few weeks, not pay your dues and demands, and then sod off to do it all over again.
Neighbours of these kind of people need to be more vigilant and report fly tipping immediately, not a few hours or days later, and once found out, the authorities should show their powers and prosecute with no excuse accepted.
Who would want to come to Blackburn when photographs such as those in the report show? No wonder the likes of rats etc roam the streets. The decent people of the borough who take pride in their neighbourhood should help the authorities in catching the fly tippers. They need to be the eyes of the council and report all incidents immediately.
useyourhead - Isn't life just great, when you can live somewhere for a few weeks, not pay your dues and demands, and then sod off to do it all over again. Neighbours of these kind of people need to be more vigilant and report fly tipping immediately, not a few hours or days later, and once found out, the authorities should show their powers and prosecute with no excuse accepted. Who would want to come to Blackburn when photographs such as those in the report show? No wonder the likes of rats etc roam the streets. The decent people of the borough who take pride in their neighbourhood should help the authorities in catching the fly tippers. They need to be the eyes of the council and report all incidents immediately. norah bhatty
  • Score: 3

2:46pm Mon 10 Sep 12

Darwendude says...

Its about time that it was pointed out that its the residents making a mess of their own areas instead of constantly blaming the council. Clean up your rubbish scruffs!!
Its about time that it was pointed out that its the residents making a mess of their own areas instead of constantly blaming the council. Clean up your rubbish scruffs!! Darwendude
  • Score: 4

2:57pm Mon 10 Sep 12

Izanears says...

There is a backstreet near where I live that is regularly used as a tip. The councillor for the ward lives a few yards away and walks past it every day but does not (a) do a thing about having it cleared away, and (b) getting his neighbours to stop doing it! Is it because he is worried about losing votes I wonder.
There is a backstreet near where I live that is regularly used as a tip. The councillor for the ward lives a few yards away and walks past it every day but does not (a) do a thing about having it cleared away, and (b) getting his neighbours to stop doing it! Is it because he is worried about losing votes I wonder. Izanears
  • Score: 1

3:25pm Mon 10 Sep 12

real betis hotpot says...

Blackburn is a sh*thole what's new. Litter is everywhere and no one cares. Even in the centre - walk down Church Street which has recently been done up and is a place that you would think people would want to keep tidy, even here there are cracked benches, cigarette butts, bits of food, cans, wrappers, takeaway boxes and scroungers smoking everywhere. People are a product of their environment and the environment is a product of the people living in it, neither are good in Blackburn, it's a complete sh*thouse.
Blackburn is a sh*thole what's new. Litter is everywhere and no one cares. Even in the centre - walk down Church Street which has recently been done up and is a place that you would think people would want to keep tidy, even here there are cracked benches, cigarette butts, bits of food, cans, wrappers, takeaway boxes and scroungers smoking everywhere. People are a product of their environment and the environment is a product of the people living in it, neither are good in Blackburn, it's a complete sh*thouse. real betis hotpot
  • Score: 1

3:41pm Mon 10 Sep 12

RUinsane says...

useyourhead wrote:
norah bhatty wrote:
The state of some back streets as shown in the report are disgusting. This state of affairs is down to people who don't give a damm about their neighbourhood.

Don't blame the council. There are enough weekly collections being undertaken, and the system of fortnightly collections for recycling waste works well in my area, because people CARE.

The people who do not discard of waste properly, will soon complain if rats etc turn up in numbers. What do they expect?

The council provide an excellent waste collection service, and anyone not adhering to the council guidelines should be prosecuted. No excuse for their selfish behaviour.
well said, what you mention about it being down to the people who don't care for their neighbourhood is spot on, because they move on average every six months to avoid debt collectors etc they never really have a neighbourhood of their own.
-
Six month tenancy, claim for and pay four months rent then start making excuses about why rent is late for the last couple months of lease (pocketing the rent), then off in a moonlight flit to the next sucker landlord leaving unpaid all sorts in their wake.
As a landlord I have experienced this myself and there should be a tenant blacklist to force them to take responsibility or find themselves un-homeable.
Then the landlord should be reposnible for the sheite they leave behind. Simples, you rent it out, you clean it up. Sorted. Any landlord who doesn't clean up his tennants dumped innards should be blacklisted as well. Double sorted.
Don't thank me, I am the law and I have spoken, you may now leave.
[quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]norah bhatty[/bold] wrote: The state of some back streets as shown in the report are disgusting. This state of affairs is down to people who don't give a damm about their neighbourhood. Don't blame the council. There are enough weekly collections being undertaken, and the system of fortnightly collections for recycling waste works well in my area, because people CARE. The people who do not discard of waste properly, will soon complain if rats etc turn up in numbers. What do they expect? The council provide an excellent waste collection service, and anyone not adhering to the council guidelines should be prosecuted. No excuse for their selfish behaviour.[/p][/quote]well said, what you mention about it being down to the people who don't care for their neighbourhood is spot on, because they move on average every six months to avoid debt collectors etc they never really have a neighbourhood of their own. - Six month tenancy, claim for and pay four months rent then start making excuses about why rent is late for the last couple months of lease (pocketing the rent), then off in a moonlight flit to the next sucker landlord leaving unpaid all sorts in their wake. As a landlord I have experienced this myself and there should be a tenant blacklist to force them to take responsibility or find themselves un-homeable.[/p][/quote]Then the landlord should be reposnible for the sheite they leave behind. Simples, you rent it out, you clean it up. Sorted. Any landlord who doesn't clean up his tennants dumped innards should be blacklisted as well. Double sorted. Don't thank me, I am the law and I have spoken, you may now leave. RUinsane
  • Score: 3

3:47pm Mon 10 Sep 12

norah bhatty says...

Suppose the town centre is never going to be rubbish free, especially after the weekend activity, but the council can only do so much. Within the last week, I have seen the road sweeper active in our area, and only today, I saw a man spraying weeds in the Ewood area whilst sat on a automated machine.
I have seen what 'Izanears' has said about the councilor who turns a blind eye - report the issue directly to him/her, and if nothing is done, take your complaint to a higher level - council leader perhaps?
When the council elected to charge for the removal of bulky items, it was blatantly obvious what would happen - people will just not pay to have rubbish removed.
Suppose the town centre is never going to be rubbish free, especially after the weekend activity, but the council can only do so much. Within the last week, I have seen the road sweeper active in our area, and only today, I saw a man spraying weeds in the Ewood area whilst sat on a automated machine. I have seen what 'Izanears' has said about the councilor who turns a blind eye - report the issue directly to him/her, and if nothing is done, take your complaint to a higher level - council leader perhaps? When the council elected to charge for the removal of bulky items, it was blatantly obvious what would happen - people will just not pay to have rubbish removed. norah bhatty
  • Score: 1

3:50pm Mon 10 Sep 12

sen c ble says...

real betis hotpot wrote:
Blackburn is a sh*thole what's new. Litter is everywhere and no one cares. Even in the centre - walk down Church Street which has recently been done up and is a place that you would think people would want to keep tidy, even here there are cracked benches, cigarette butts, bits of food, cans, wrappers, takeaway boxes and scroungers smoking everywhere. People are a product of their environment and the environment is a product of the people living in it, neither are good in Blackburn, it's a complete sh*thouse.
Blackburn is a beautiful place where I live. No litter and no idiots.
[quote][p][bold]real betis hotpot[/bold] wrote: Blackburn is a sh*thole what's new. Litter is everywhere and no one cares. Even in the centre - walk down Church Street which has recently been done up and is a place that you would think people would want to keep tidy, even here there are cracked benches, cigarette butts, bits of food, cans, wrappers, takeaway boxes and scroungers smoking everywhere. People are a product of their environment and the environment is a product of the people living in it, neither are good in Blackburn, it's a complete sh*thouse.[/p][/quote]Blackburn is a beautiful place where I live. No litter and no idiots. sen c ble
  • Score: -1

4:06pm Mon 10 Sep 12

norah bhatty says...

Sen c ble - and what area would that be?
Sen c ble - and what area would that be? norah bhatty
  • Score: 0

4:22pm Mon 10 Sep 12

RUinsane says...

norah bhatty wrote:
Sen c ble - and what area would that be?
Bank Top
[quote][p][bold]norah bhatty[/bold] wrote: Sen c ble - and what area would that be?[/p][/quote]Bank Top RUinsane
  • Score: 1

4:31pm Mon 10 Sep 12

norah bhatty says...

RUinsane - So Bank Top is beautiful is it? Lucky you.
Can't say it stands out to me as the place to be when I occasionally drive through, but I'll take your word for it.
RUinsane - So Bank Top is beautiful is it? Lucky you. Can't say it stands out to me as the place to be when I occasionally drive through, but I'll take your word for it. norah bhatty
  • Score: 1

4:38pm Mon 10 Sep 12

forever-a-blue-jean says...

The Alleyway in the picture is a gated / secure alley so the flytipping is being done by the streets residents surely??
The Alleyway in the picture is a gated / secure alley so the flytipping is being done by the streets residents surely?? forever-a-blue-jean
  • Score: 1

4:50pm Mon 10 Sep 12

Stuart Farquar says...

RUinsane wrote:
norah bhatty wrote: Sen c ble - and what area would that be?
Bank Top
Do not mock my husband please !
[quote][p][bold]RUinsane[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]norah bhatty[/bold] wrote: Sen c ble - and what area would that be?[/p][/quote]Bank Top[/p][/quote]Do not mock my husband please ! Stuart Farquar
  • Score: 0

5:00pm Mon 10 Sep 12

norah bhatty says...

Don't know the criteria for gated areas, but I assume each resident is given a key. Once opened, if people cannot be bothered to secure the gate, then any Tom, Dick or Harry will have access.
Opportunists will dump anywhere, whether or not gates are a deterrent is debatable. The report and pictures clearly show the disrespect some people have, so yet again, report incidents AS THEY HAPPEN, or better still catch the culprits in the act.. Note car registrations, any evidence might be enough to secure a prosecution. Help the council by reporting each and every incident.
Don't know the criteria for gated areas, but I assume each resident is given a key. Once opened, if people cannot be bothered to secure the gate, then any Tom, Dick or Harry will have access. Opportunists will dump anywhere, whether or not gates are a deterrent is debatable. The report and pictures clearly show the disrespect some people have, so yet again, report incidents AS THEY HAPPEN, or better still catch the culprits in the act.. Note car registrations, any evidence might be enough to secure a prosecution. Help the council by reporting each and every incident. norah bhatty
  • Score: 0

5:38pm Mon 10 Sep 12

woolywords says...

I cannot for the life of me understand why our council decided to do away with the free collection of bulky household items. It was a stroke of pure economic madness on someone's part to think that they would ever be saving money.
Even something as simple as placing a large skip on a street, once a month, would make more economic sense than the idiotic system that we have now. I would go so far as to have them painted in some really bright lurid colour, that nearly fries your eyeballs and would be more than happy to have it outside my home if it meant that our area was kept clean and clear of rubbish.
I cannot for the life of me understand why our council decided to do away with the free collection of bulky household items. It was a stroke of pure economic madness on someone's part to think that they would ever be saving money. Even something as simple as placing a large skip on a street, once a month, would make more economic sense than the idiotic system that we have now. I would go so far as to have them painted in some really bright lurid colour, that nearly fries your eyeballs and would be more than happy to have it outside my home if it meant that our area was kept clean and clear of rubbish. woolywords
  • Score: 1

5:54pm Mon 10 Sep 12

Justmyviews says...

I have the misfortune to live in one of the areas mentioned in the article.
Fifteen years ago, I became so disenchanted with the littering situation in general, that I penned a rhyme which was published at the time in the Telegraph.
Nothing changes - It was relevant then, and it's still relevant now.

ODE TO THE LITTER LOUT

May I bring to your attention, a growing social trend,
which almost beggars logic, (and gets on my nerves no end).
I’m speaking of the tendency, of folk who give no thought,
to disposing of their rubbish, when in truth they really ought.

It seems their mental faculties, are quite severely lacking,
as they drop their cans, and pizza trays, and card and paper packing.
They aren’t at all concerned about the mess before their eyes.
I wonder what their homes are like — presumably, pig-styes

I really cannot understand, what makes these people tick.
I suppose it’s their upbringing, are they really so damned thick ?
Can they not find a litter bin ? or won’t they take the trouble ?
They’d sooner drop it on the ground, and live amid the rubble.

I’ll bet you know the ones I mean, they live on every street.
The type who break glass bottles, which will cut your tyres a treat.
They’ll take their worn out mattresses, old chairs, and bric-a-brac,
and creep outside just after dark, to dump them round the back.

They’ll drive to somewhere picturesque, drop rubbish bags galore,
then maybe for good measure, tip their ashtray on the floor.
You’ll see them in the lay-byes, having picnics in the sun.
You’ll also see the piles of rotting litter when they’ve gone.

They wander on the hills and crags, their lunch in their rucksack.
It must be much too hard a task, to bring their litter back.
They’ll drop it by the path, or put it underneath a stone.
It’ll still be there next time they’re back, (must make them feel at home).

The police don’t take the necessary action, more’s the pity,
to weedle out the litter lout, from countryside, or city.
They really need a short sharp shock, to gain some sense of pride.
Or failing that, a hefty fine, or a few nights spent “inside”

If this has pricked your conscience, to the litter lout I say,
just maybe you’ll think twice next time you throw something away.
Your behaviour’s reprehensible, and nothing short of sin.
SO TAKE IT TO THE COUNCIL DUMP, OR PUT IT IN A BIN !
I have the misfortune to live in one of the areas mentioned in the article. Fifteen years ago, I became so disenchanted with the littering situation in general, that I penned a rhyme which was published at the time in the Telegraph. Nothing changes - It was relevant then, and it's still relevant now. ODE TO THE LITTER LOUT May I bring to your attention, a growing social trend, which almost beggars logic, (and gets on my nerves no end). I’m speaking of the tendency, of folk who give no thought, to disposing of their rubbish, when in truth they really ought. It seems their mental faculties, are quite severely lacking, as they drop their cans, and pizza trays, and card and paper packing. They aren’t at all concerned about the mess before their eyes. I wonder what their homes are like — presumably, pig-styes I really cannot understand, what makes these people tick. I suppose it’s their upbringing, are they really so damned thick ? Can they not find a litter bin ? or won’t they take the trouble ? They’d sooner drop it on the ground, and live amid the rubble. I’ll bet you know the ones I mean, they live on every street. The type who break glass bottles, which will cut your tyres a treat. They’ll take their worn out mattresses, old chairs, and bric-a-brac, and creep outside just after dark, to dump them round the back. They’ll drive to somewhere picturesque, drop rubbish bags galore, then maybe for good measure, tip their ashtray on the floor. You’ll see them in the lay-byes, having picnics in the sun. You’ll also see the piles of rotting litter when they’ve gone. They wander on the hills and crags, their lunch in their rucksack. It must be much too hard a task, to bring their litter back. They’ll drop it by the path, or put it underneath a stone. It’ll still be there next time they’re back, (must make them feel at home). The police don’t take the necessary action, more’s the pity, to weedle out the litter lout, from countryside, or city. They really need a short sharp shock, to gain some sense of pride. Or failing that, a hefty fine, or a few nights spent “inside” If this has pricked your conscience, to the litter lout I say, just maybe you’ll think twice next time you throw something away. Your behaviour’s reprehensible, and nothing short of sin. SO TAKE IT TO THE COUNCIL DUMP, OR PUT IT IN A BIN ! Justmyviews
  • Score: 0

6:03pm Mon 10 Sep 12

carrman2 says...

people are so lazy, they dont deserve to live on the Planet, Dont blame the council , Np thought fo future generations
people are so lazy, they dont deserve to live on the Planet, Dont blame the council , Np thought fo future generations carrman2
  • Score: 0

6:09pm Mon 10 Sep 12

norah bhatty says...

Just my Views - An excellent account. This should be made more available, and make people think twice.
Just my Views - An excellent account. This should be made more available, and make people think twice. norah bhatty
  • Score: 0

6:28pm Mon 10 Sep 12

sen c ble says...

norah bhatty wrote:
Sen c ble - and what area would that be?
Let's keep it simple. The most you'll find in my back alley, are leaves!
[quote][p][bold]norah bhatty[/bold] wrote: Sen c ble - and what area would that be?[/p][/quote]Let's keep it simple. The most you'll find in my back alley, are leaves! sen c ble
  • Score: 0

6:31pm Mon 10 Sep 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

I never bother with Blackburn girls because if that's how they look after their back alleys well I dread to think about.....
I never bother with Blackburn girls because if that's how they look after their back alleys well I dread to think about..... Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 1

6:32pm Mon 10 Sep 12

sen c ble says...

RUinsane wrote:
norah bhatty wrote:
Sen c ble - and what area would that be?
Bank Top
Bank Top

I frequently drive throuigh this area and I'm positive I remember seeing a Fiat Twinair parked besides a second hand bargain shop!
[quote][p][bold]RUinsane[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]norah bhatty[/bold] wrote: Sen c ble - and what area would that be?[/p][/quote]Bank Top[/p][/quote]Bank Top I frequently drive throuigh this area and I'm positive I remember seeing a Fiat Twinair parked besides a second hand bargain shop! sen c ble
  • Score: 0

6:36pm Mon 10 Sep 12

sen c ble says...

Stuart Farquar wrote:
RUinsane wrote:
norah bhatty wrote: Sen c ble - and what area would that be?
Bank Top
Do not mock my husband please !
Thank's lovey dovey!
[quote][p][bold]Stuart Farquar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RUinsane[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]norah bhatty[/bold] wrote: Sen c ble - and what area would that be?[/p][/quote]Bank Top[/p][/quote]Do not mock my husband please ![/p][/quote]Thank's lovey dovey! sen c ble
  • Score: 0

7:01pm Mon 10 Sep 12

MerlinTheVoiceofReason2 says...

real betis hotpot wrote:
Blackburn is a sh*thole what's new. Litter is everywhere and no one cares. Even in the centre - walk down Church Street which has recently been done up and is a place that you would think people would want to keep tidy, even here there are cracked benches, cigarette butts, bits of food, cans, wrappers, takeaway boxes and scroungers smoking everywhere. People are a product of their environment and the environment is a product of the people living in it, neither are good in Blackburn, it's a complete sh*thouse.
If you think this is bad, go and take a look at Burnley, Nelson, Oldham or Rochdale.
[quote][p][bold]real betis hotpot[/bold] wrote: Blackburn is a sh*thole what's new. Litter is everywhere and no one cares. Even in the centre - walk down Church Street which has recently been done up and is a place that you would think people would want to keep tidy, even here there are cracked benches, cigarette butts, bits of food, cans, wrappers, takeaway boxes and scroungers smoking everywhere. People are a product of their environment and the environment is a product of the people living in it, neither are good in Blackburn, it's a complete sh*thouse.[/p][/quote]If you think this is bad, go and take a look at Burnley, Nelson, Oldham or Rochdale. MerlinTheVoiceofReason2
  • Score: 1

7:06pm Mon 10 Sep 12

Stuart Farquar says...

sen c ble wrote:
Stuart Farquar wrote:
RUinsane wrote:
norah bhatty wrote: Sen c ble - and what area would that be?
Bank Top
Do not mock my husband please !
Thank's lovey dovey!
HeHeee your more than welcome sir, I agree with most of your comments and I'm sorry for the time when I shouted at you sir. Your a great man.
[quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stuart Farquar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RUinsane[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]norah bhatty[/bold] wrote: Sen c ble - and what area would that be?[/p][/quote]Bank Top[/p][/quote]Do not mock my husband please ![/p][/quote]Thank's lovey dovey![/p][/quote]HeHeee your more than welcome sir, I agree with most of your comments and I'm sorry for the time when I shouted at you sir. Your a great man. Stuart Farquar
  • Score: 0

7:58pm Mon 10 Sep 12

ossybsting says...

scroats
scroats ossybsting
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8:02pm Mon 10 Sep 12

Info-warrior says...

Stuart Farquar wrote:
sen c ble wrote:
Stuart Farquar wrote:
RUinsane wrote:
norah bhatty wrote: Sen c ble - and what area would that be?
Bank Top
Do not mock my husband please !
Thank's lovey dovey!
HeHeee your more than welcome sir, I agree with most of your comments and I'm sorry for the time when I shouted at you sir. Your a great man.
Hi girls
[quote][p][bold]Stuart Farquar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stuart Farquar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RUinsane[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]norah bhatty[/bold] wrote: Sen c ble - and what area would that be?[/p][/quote]Bank Top[/p][/quote]Do not mock my husband please ![/p][/quote]Thank's lovey dovey![/p][/quote]HeHeee your more than welcome sir, I agree with most of your comments and I'm sorry for the time when I shouted at you sir. Your a great man.[/p][/quote]Hi girls Info-warrior
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9:58pm Mon 10 Sep 12

Stuart Farquar says...

Info-warrior wrote:
Stuart Farquar wrote:
sen c ble wrote:
Stuart Farquar wrote:
RUinsane wrote:
norah bhatty wrote: Sen c ble - and what area would that be?
Bank Top
Do not mock my husband please !
Thank's lovey dovey!
HeHeee your more than welcome sir, I agree with most of your comments and I'm sorry for the time when I shouted at you sir. Your a great man.
Hi girls
The irony is 'we' talk sense unlike the script etc
[quote][p][bold]Info-warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stuart Farquar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stuart Farquar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RUinsane[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]norah bhatty[/bold] wrote: Sen c ble - and what area would that be?[/p][/quote]Bank Top[/p][/quote]Do not mock my husband please ![/p][/quote]Thank's lovey dovey![/p][/quote]HeHeee your more than welcome sir, I agree with most of your comments and I'm sorry for the time when I shouted at you sir. Your a great man.[/p][/quote]Hi girls[/p][/quote]The irony is 'we' talk sense unlike the script etc Stuart Farquar
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11:00pm Mon 10 Sep 12

maggie-T says...

All together now, in the Blackburn slums, you look in the dustbins for something to eat, you find a dead cat and you think it's a treat, in your Blackburn slums, same sh!t-same day-same town,
All together now, in the Blackburn slums, you look in the dustbins for something to eat, you find a dead cat and you think it's a treat, in your Blackburn slums, same sh!t-same day-same town, maggie-T
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12:01am Tue 11 Sep 12

goz says...

Doesn't really tell the full story, yes the stuff was dumped in the alley and had been there for almost a week. Then three local feral kids decided to spend a few days and nights spreading the stuff everywhere and breaking the furniture up.
At least one parent of these kids even walked past and witnessed them
doing it so what chamce have the council got if the parents condone it ??
Doesn't really tell the full story, yes the stuff was dumped in the alley and had been there for almost a week. Then three local feral kids decided to spend a few days and nights spreading the stuff everywhere and breaking the furniture up. At least one parent of these kids even walked past and witnessed them doing it so what chamce have the council got if the parents condone it ?? goz
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7:50am Tue 11 Sep 12

woolywords says...

Seeing this article on how we should all do our little bit to make our area a cleaner place to live in, made me think; when was the last time I picked up the litter in our back entry? Not for some I recalled.
So last evening I set to and cleaned up the 20 or so yards that runs round the back of our houses, bagging all the rubbish and saving it in my yard overnight. My intention was to go around the neighbours bins that were put out for emptying today and just top them up.
What a complete and utter waste of my time! During the night someone has dumped 2 full bin bags of rubbish in the very area that I had cleaned up.
It's enough to make you spit, it really is, and spitting is a disgusting habit!
So I intend to contact my local authorities to see if they will catch the culprit and hopefully prosecute them. Hopefully the case will complete just before the end of November, with a really hefty fine, so that it ruins their Xmas day, just as it ruined my today.
Seeing this article on how we should all do our little bit to make our area a cleaner place to live in, made me think; when was the last time I picked up the litter in our back entry? Not for some I recalled. So last evening I set to and cleaned up the 20 or so yards that runs round the back of our houses, bagging all the rubbish and saving it in my yard overnight. My intention was to go around the neighbours bins that were put out for emptying today and just top them up. What a complete and utter waste of my time! During the night someone has dumped 2 full bin bags of rubbish in the very area that I had cleaned up. It's enough to make you spit, it really is, and spitting is a disgusting habit! So I intend to contact my local authorities to see if they will catch the culprit and hopefully prosecute them. Hopefully the case will complete just before the end of November, with a really hefty fine, so that it ruins their Xmas day, just as it ruined my today. woolywords
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7:57am Tue 11 Sep 12

goz says...

woolywords wrote:
Seeing this article on how we should all do our little bit to make our area a cleaner place to live in, made me think; when was the last time I picked up the litter in our back entry? Not for some I recalled.
So last evening I set to and cleaned up the 20 or so yards that runs round the back of our houses, bagging all the rubbish and saving it in my yard overnight. My intention was to go around the neighbours bins that were put out for emptying today and just top them up.
What a complete and utter waste of my time! During the night someone has dumped 2 full bin bags of rubbish in the very area that I had cleaned up.
It's enough to make you spit, it really is, and spitting is a disgusting habit!
So I intend to contact my local authorities to see if they will catch the culprit and hopefully prosecute them. Hopefully the case will complete just before the end of November, with a really hefty fine, so that it ruins their Xmas day, just as it ruined my today.
Disgusting, in the area that is in the photo I have seen council inspectors empty full bins onto the pavement, inspect the contents for signs of identification and them rewrap the lot and tape up as evidence. Seen this happen loads of times but never heard of one prosecution. When they do prosecute it will probably be someone who's bin has genuinely blown over!!!
[quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: Seeing this article on how we should all do our little bit to make our area a cleaner place to live in, made me think; when was the last time I picked up the litter in our back entry? Not for some I recalled. So last evening I set to and cleaned up the 20 or so yards that runs round the back of our houses, bagging all the rubbish and saving it in my yard overnight. My intention was to go around the neighbours bins that were put out for emptying today and just top them up. What a complete and utter waste of my time! During the night someone has dumped 2 full bin bags of rubbish in the very area that I had cleaned up. It's enough to make you spit, it really is, and spitting is a disgusting habit! So I intend to contact my local authorities to see if they will catch the culprit and hopefully prosecute them. Hopefully the case will complete just before the end of November, with a really hefty fine, so that it ruins their Xmas day, just as it ruined my today.[/p][/quote]Disgusting, in the area that is in the photo I have seen council inspectors empty full bins onto the pavement, inspect the contents for signs of identification and them rewrap the lot and tape up as evidence. Seen this happen loads of times but never heard of one prosecution. When they do prosecute it will probably be someone who's bin has genuinely blown over!!! goz
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9:32am Tue 11 Sep 12

superfly agaric says...

The alleys round my way are constantly in a state. One of the reasons I have noticed, due to my bin getting pinched if I don't bring it in as soon as the wagon has emptied it, is that there aren't enough bins. The reason for this is the red bins are a lot smaller than the old black bins and a few tenants on my street have appropriated three or four bins for their large families. When new tenants move in they have no bin; instead of paying for one from the council they just dump it or - as has happened to myself - tip out one bin and put your bags in it. The result - my rubbish on the floor.
When I moved in to this street, all the houses were owned by their occupants. Now there is a constant stream of short term scrotes who throw litter on the front street when they are out there drinking during the days (the poor weather has helped a little this year) and back alleys are full of rubbish and dog sh*t. I can only imagine these are the tenants no longer allowed to have council properties or are doing the flit regularly and ripping the landlords.
What's the solution?
Well, there is only one and it's what I'm resigned to doing. Sell up and let them have the street to themselves. I used to love Blackburn with a passion - it now just saddens me. I have only memories of this once great town.
The alleys round my way are constantly in a state. One of the reasons I have noticed, due to my bin getting pinched if I don't bring it in as soon as the wagon has emptied it, is that there aren't enough bins. The reason for this is the red bins are a lot smaller than the old black bins and a few tenants on my street have appropriated three or four bins for their large families. When new tenants move in they have no bin; instead of paying for one from the council they just dump it or - as has happened to myself - tip out one bin and put your bags in it. The result - my rubbish on the floor. When I moved in to this street, all the houses were owned by their occupants. Now there is a constant stream of short term scrotes who throw litter on the front street when they are out there drinking during the days (the poor weather has helped a little this year) and back alleys are full of rubbish and dog sh*t. I can only imagine these are the tenants no longer allowed to have council properties or are doing the flit regularly and ripping the landlords. What's the solution? Well, there is only one and it's what I'm resigned to doing. Sell up and let them have the street to themselves. I used to love Blackburn with a passion - it now just saddens me. I have only memories of this once great town. superfly agaric
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12:22pm Tue 11 Sep 12

norah bhatty says...

Superfly Agaric -
It is shameful that you feel that the only solution for you is to move house.
Why should YOU move? You were there before the scrotes came, and because of them, has the value of your house dropped?
Each household is give 1 bin for each category, and that should be enough.
Bin pinching is well known, but if someone has lost their bin, what are they supposed to do - claim off their household insurance.....
As I have said before, contact your local councilor, and keep pestering until all issues are resolved. That is what councilors are elected for, to serve the community, and they get well paid for doing it, so use them.
From all the comments linked to this report, it looks as if there are scruffy people living in many parts of the borough. Report their antics.
Maybe it was a bad decision for this council to start charging people for the removal of bulk waste. How much has it / will it cost to go around constantly removing dumped rubbish? Someone should redo the calculation and qualify if BWDBC ARE saving by charging for bulk items - or not.
Superfly Agaric - It is shameful that you feel that the only solution for you is to move house. Why should YOU move? You were there before the scrotes came, and because of them, has the value of your house dropped? Each household is give 1 bin for each category, and that should be enough. Bin pinching is well known, but if someone has lost their bin, what are they supposed to do - claim off their household insurance..... As I have said before, contact your local councilor, and keep pestering until all issues are resolved. That is what councilors are elected for, to serve the community, and they get well paid for doing it, so use them. From all the comments linked to this report, it looks as if there are scruffy people living in many parts of the borough. Report their antics. Maybe it was a bad decision for this council to start charging people for the removal of bulk waste. How much has it / will it cost to go around constantly removing dumped rubbish? Someone should redo the calculation and qualify if BWDBC ARE saving by charging for bulk items - or not. norah bhatty
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