Action call for Sheffield eyesore

One tenant in Concord Road, Shiregreen is allegedly causing an eyesore in the area, having created a tip of litter in their garden, attracting rats and stinking out the neighbourhood
One tenant in Concord Road, Shiregreen is allegedly causing an eyesore in the area, having created a tip of litter in their garden, attracting rats and stinking out the neighbourhood
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Fed-up residents have called for action over an ‘absolute eyesore’ at the end of their street in Sheffield .

Piles of litter have created a foul-smelling dump at the back of a privately-owned home in Shiregreen.

Complaints have poured into Sheffield Council – but residents say nothing has been done.

Neighbours say the mess in Concord Road is stinking out the area and are worried it could pose a public health risk.

One resident, who declined to be named, said: “I live down from it. I went to the vets with my two cats they both have got burns in their mouths, put down to them coming in contact with battery acid.

“They have never had any problems before the dumping started.

“It really gets to me that people can have no respect for people with pets and their families in the area.”

Another said: “It’s an absolute eyesore. It’s privately-owned, but it’s not fair on other people living here.”

Council environmental health officers carried out an inspection of the property this week, but while they found building rubble and waste, they had no immediate concerns over public health.

A council spokesman said: “The materials in the garden did not contain anything that was considered would pose a health problem and the items in the garden did not look like fly-tipped materials. The Environment Agency has been advised in case it wishes to investigate whether the site is being used as a waste transfer station.

“The council will not be taking any further action at this time, but will monitor the premises.”