Mother’s anger over amount of rubbish being dumped near school in Sheffield suburb

A mother-of-one has spoken of her anger over the amount of rubbish being continually dumped close to a school in a Sheffield suburb.

By Alana Roberts
Monday, 31st August 2020, 4:49 pm

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, took photos and videos of bags of rubbish, litter and household waste which had been dumped on the walkway between Wensley Close and Wade Street, in Page Hall.

A number of larger items, including parts of a bed and a rug, can also be seen on the path close to Owler Brook Primary School.

Sharing her disgust, the woman is now calling for action and is appealing for residents to stop discarding rubbish on the streets - something which she says is contributing a rat infestation in the suburb.

Bags of rubbish have been left near Wensley Close and Wade Street

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She said: “It's just too much, it’s been like this for a number of years but it’s just getting worse. There’s literally black bags everywhere, they’re ripped open and obviously that attracts rats and they’re all over – live ones and dead too.

"It’s just not fair, my daughter has to walk to school past this every day. It’s not fair on the children but also on us residents too. It’s right outside the school and there’s shattered glass everywhere.

"I’ve sent pictures to Sheffield City Council but when they come and clear it up it just happens again. There’s beds, mattresses, it's covered.”

Rubbish has been fly-tipped in the Wensley estate

She added: “It's every single day. I was walking to the petrol station and just couldn’t believe it so I started taking the pictures and videos. You shouldn’t have to walk past that, it's disgusting.”

Page Hall has previously hit the headlines for its problem with litter and rats, with images showing bins overflowing with rubbish strewn across the streets.

Earlier this year, those living in the area shared their frustrations over the ‘disgusting’ state of the suburb.

Speaking in April, Resident Bert O’bert said: “This is a complete disgrace – is there any wonder we have a huge rat infestation around here?”

The rubbish is being dumped near Owler Brook Primary School

He added: “I fear for everyone’s health round here due to the thoughtlessness of the few.”

Sheffield Council has been approached for comment.

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The litter and rubbish in the Wensley estate has been described as 'disgusting'