18th Nov, 2019

Council to investigate complaints about 'unsightly tip' behind Rubery pub

Anu Shukla 19th Nov, 2016

BROMSGROVE District Council has said it will ‘investigate’ the ‘unsightly tip’ behind the Rose and Crown pub following several complaints from the public.

The junk and rubbish behind the pub’s car park has been accumulating over several months.

Coun Christine McDonald who led the clean-up campaign has asked the council’s planning department for an enforcement notice to stop the tip in its tracks.

She said the car park was littered with items such as unwanted fridges and feared lack of council action would lead to ‘another repeat of the Marlbrook Tip.’

Trees and bushes were also ripped out of the ground there earlier this year.

Coun McDonald said those living nearby feared the car park was infested with rats and possibly asbestos and was being used by ‘rogue entrepreneurs’ as an illegal business.

She said local Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Kingdom Hall building adjacent to the car park had also complained about the ‘junk yard.’

Coun McDonald said: “I’ll be asking at next week’s full council meeting why has Bromsgrove sat back and allowed an unlicensed tip to develop behind the Rose and Crown pub – has it not learnt anything from what happened at Marlbrook?”

Council officers said they had now agreed to investigate the situation further.

A council spokesperson told the Standard: “We have received a complaint over how this land appears to be being used, and over what it has been claimed is waste being left there. As a result officers are visiting the site to investigate.”

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