Toilet and contents of a house left strewn in Avenham street

Posted on - 11th March, 2017 - 6:10pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News
A proud Georgian street, with the contents of one of the homes on the street
A proud Georgian street, with the contents of one of the homes on the street

This is the state of proud historic streets in the heart of Preston.

Piles of rubbish outside homes and even a toilet that’s been left on the road for four months.

Starkie Street in Avenham’s conservation area has the contents of a renovation or an eviction strewn across the pavement.

One resident, who asked not to be named, sent Blog Preston the pictures of what was happening.

Read more: Watch brazen fly-tipping caught on camera

Yes, that is a toilet
Yes, that is a toilet

He said: “It’s good to see the council is investing in street planters for the area, but look at what’s just around the corner.

“Latham Street has wheelie bins all over the pavement, Regent Street is a mess.

“If the fault lies with mainly shared houses of multiple occupation then why is the city council not doing something about those responsible?

“Are there others who share my disgust?”

Read more: How fly-tipping is being tackled across Preston

The conservation area for Avenham includes streets of ‘fine Georgian town houses’ and covers 35 hectares of streets around Avenham Park.

How do I report fly tipping in Preston?

Preston City Council is responsible for monitoring and collecting items which have been dumped illegally.

You can report fly tipping by calling 01772906909 or using an online form to report it.

You can also use the website fixmystreet – which shows all reports in the area.

Staying safe

never touch the waste: fly tipped waste can be dangerous – it may contain syringes, broken glass, asbestos, toxic chemicals or other hazardous substances

never disturb the site – there may be evidence that could help identify the fly-tippers and lead to their prosecution

never approach anyone you see fly tipping – they could become violent

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