Man claims country park fly tipping has 'gotten worse' after calling on Northampton Borough Council to clean up

An angry dog walker, who reported a spate of fly tipping at a Northampton country park in January, has now spotted that dirty nappies and carpet underlay have been strewn in a nearby hedge.

Thursday, 2nd March 2017, 4:55 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:57 am
A heap of fly-tipped rubbish on Upton Mill Lane
A heap of fly-tipped rubbish on Upton Mill Lane

Giles Blake of Upton Grange walks his dog around Sixfields reservoir up to three times a week and felt he needed to call on the Chron for the second time as he fears for the safety of other dogs.

Some of the rubbish has been dumped on Upton Mill Lane for up to five months.

He said: "If anything it's got worse. It's disgraceful that this is on the very edge of a country park where families and dog walkers go all the time.

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Upton Mill Lane flytipping

"There are all sorts of things down there including dirty nappies, carpet underlay and a whole lot of rubbish strewn in the hedge.

"Dogs are running up and down there. Who knows what's in there."

A spokesperson for Northampton Borough Council said: “We are aware of the persistent fly-tipping issues in this area and our neighbourhood wardens aim to monitor it regularly so that we can take action as quickly as possible.

“We investigate every report of fly-tipping that we receive and thank the public for alerting us to new incidents as they occur.”

Carpet underlay has been strewn across an area of the country park
Upton Mill Lane flytipping
Carpet underlay has been strewn across an area of the country park