Alley is a pile of rubbish

anger: Darren Ashcroft is angry at fly tipping which has blighted Ainslie Road, Preston
anger: Darren Ashcroft is angry at fly tipping which has blighted Ainslie Road, Preston
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Asbestos was found among piles of rubbish blighting a popular family neighbourhood.

Residents in Ainslie Road, off Plungington Road, Preston, claim the back alley near their homes is a repeat target for fly tippers, who are making their neighbourhood unsafe.

In the latest incident a pile of material, believed to be asbestos, has been dumped in the back alley along with a separate pile of household waste.

Darren Ashcroft, 40, who lives on the road with wife Lisa, 29, and 17-month-old son Noah, said: “There is bedding, quilts, building materials and bags of rubbish.

“There were carpet rolls as well. They have disappeared but the fly tipping remains, it is disgusting.

“Across the alleyway there are also bags of asbestos which have been there four weeks at least.”

Darren claims the rubbish has already been in the alleyway for a number of weeks.

He said: “It was a couple of weeks ago I reported it and a week later it was still there.

“I contacted Frank De Molfetta (County Councillor) and he contacted the cleansing department and asked them to sort it out.

“But a week later it is still a mess, it is still there and it has not been touched.

“In the past they have been quite quick at getting stuff shifted but it was two weeks ago we noticed it but it could have been there even longer.”

Preston Coun Robert Boswell, cabinet member for community and environment, said: “The Council’s policy is to remove biodegradable (or hazardous) waste but what is called inert waste is on a three-month programme with the ‘Watch your Backs’ campaign.”

Coun Boswell added he would be contacting the cleansing team to check that officers are aware of it.