Road not taken yet another fly tip – but a solution could be on the horizon

Residents of an ‘isolated’ north Manchester road have been hit by ANOTHER sag – but a solution to the ‘recurring’ problem could be on the horizon.

Those who live on Lion Brow, an unadopted road in Blackley, claim they have been victims of fly-tipping for years. They also name speed bumps and potholes as bugs that affect their daily life.

However, Manchester City Council told them they had to pay for it to be brought up to an “acceptable standard” to bring it under the council’s control and responsibility. Residents believe the bill will be around £26,000.

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The dwellers in the path or litter woke up

Now, following the latest littering on the strip, spotted on May 1, the authority has agreed to “work closely with local residents” to curb the practice. A council spokesman said on Tuesday (May 7): “Although Lion Brow is an unadopted highway, we have received a request to remove fly tip waste and it will be cleared this week.

“Apart from the secluded nature of this road, the council is also working closely with local residents on a proactive longer term strategy to help deter fly tipping at this location in the future. Littering is a particularly selfish act. this is a mess for communities.

“We thank local residents once again for their diligence in reporting incidents of fly-tipping so that we can quickly clear up the waste, while also collecting any evidence that may lead to the prosecution of those responsible.”

It is understood that the garbage was cleaned on Wednesday (May 8) morning.

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