West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has responded to residents’ concerns about overflowing bins, fly-tipping and general cleanliness on streets in Old Skelmersdale by ensuring council officers took steps to resolve the issues.
Reports of bins overflowing and not adhering to recycling requirements prompted local residents to seek Rosie’s support in having the area cleaned up.
Council officers from Environmental Services visited the area on 25 November and spoke with a number of residents in Stafford Street, Clegg Street, Durham Street and Field Street regarding the wheelie bins left out on the footpath and the amount of fly tipping and uncontained waste in the area.
The council have now emptied all the bins, cleared the fly-tipping and are in the process of taking action against those responsible. Further reports of rodent sightings have been raised with the council’s pest control team for further investigation.
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:
“Residents should never have to live with the unsightly and potentially unsanitary conditions of overflowing bins near their homes which may attract rats and other vermin.
“Constituents living in the Stafford Street and Durham Street area sought help in getting the council to intervene due to concerns about their health and safety.
“I raised these issues with the Council Director and asked that they take action to clean the place up and put in place measures to ensure we don’t see a return to such poor conditions.
“I am pleased the council has committed to a clear set of further actions including a cleanse and mechanical sweep of the area next week, a waste bin audit and regular visits from officers over the coming months.”