A WORSBROUGH woman is calling on the owners of a recently-closed care home to remove their ‘unsanitary’ waste after it was dumped on the site.
Rockley Dene, based on Park Road, was a residential care home providing accommodation and personal care for up to 35 people, many of which were living with dementia.
The home had its contract with the council terminated before Christmas due to a ‘number of breaches’ of health and safety.
Since it was closed down, the owners have reportedly left a large amount of waste on the site.
Prospective Labour councillor candidate for the area Sherry Holling has called on the waste to be removed.
She told the Chronicle: “Rockley Dene Nursing and Residential Home on Park Road, Worsbrough, closed its doors recently, due to ‘a number of breaches of health and safety’.
“It is sad that the residents have had to move home and the staff have lost their jobs, however, it is vital that private businesses that are paid to look after our elderly, do so to the standards set out by the Care Quality Commission.
“However since the closure, a large amount of unsightly and unsanitary waste has been left on the site.
“It is on private land, and therefore the responsibility of the landowner to clear it.
“This week I have taken action by contacting the owner by email advising them of the issue.
“I look forward to it being removed as soon as possible.”