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(B.Post) Mountain of waste dumped along Boiling Wells Lane

Wednesday 21 September 2016

By Emma Grimshaw
A furious resident claims 'thousands of tonnes' of waste has been dumped along a lane near St Werburgh's City Farm. Peter Chapman said the rubbish has been spotted over a number of years, leaving Boiling Wells Lane like a rubbish dump, with no green space left.

Shocking pictures reveal huge farm machinery has been dumped on the beauty spot, along with old fridges and chopped up window frames. The 72-year-old said he has complained to Bristol City Council but nothing has been done. Now Mr Chapman, who has lived nearby for two decades, has launched a written petition in a bid to get the city council to take action.

He said: "If you've never visited this little area it's a little oasis in the middle of Bristol and there is one thing knocking it. "It's horrific all the mess up there. The council seems to have just wiped their hands of it. "My petition has already got a few hundred signatures. People at the farm aren't happy about this either." A Bristol City Council spokeswoman said: "The site at Boiling Wells Lane is privately owned and it is the landowner's responsibility to ensure the land is kept to an acceptable standard. We will be contacting the owner to discuss the state of the land.


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