COUNCIL officials have been accused of failing to get a grip on a wave of fly-tipping at a spot blighted by regular doses of dumping.
The end of Grange Lane at Thorpe Hesley is clogged with a tide of rubbish, including fridges, chunks of chipboard, loft insulation, household waste, furniture and large numbers of tyres.
And to make matters worse at the site, likened by one resident to a landfill site, a large heap of rubbish was set on fire.
Fed-up Trevor Thorpe said: “Despite numerous complaints to the council and threads on the local Facebook pages, the council have failed for weeks and months to address the situation.
“It is similar in nearby Lodge Lane and Jumble Lane.”
Trevor said he was able to keep an eye on the problems on Grange Lane because he regularly rode past on his bike.
“There is a lot of concern from local residents and anger at the lack of action,” he said.
“The council have said before that they have put CCTV up but we’ve never heard anything about it since.
“I’ve seen two blokes dumping tyres before and reported it \_ they’re not ashamed of doing it.
“There is a bigger issue with the car tyres \a they must be coming from a garage.”
Trevor said he had been told the council planned to close the road for a major clean-up but he was not holding his breath, adding: “There is rubbish that has been there for years and they don’t seem to be doing anything about it.”
Rotherham Council has been contacted for a comment.
Tom Smith, Rotherham Council’s Assistant Director, Community Safety and Street Scene, said: “We were made aware of large waste being dumped on Grange Lane in Thorpe Hesley and these items have been cleared.
“The Council has installed new signage in the area and increased officer patrols. We are installing more CCTV coverage and where necessary will arrange road closures to enable a wider litter pick to take place safely.”.8