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Council Won't Move Rubbish After Hoyland Residents Grow Frustrated

Wednesday May 8 2013


Council won't move the rubbish because it's on private land Council won't move the rubbish because it's on private land


RESIDENTS of a street in Hoyland are becoming frustrated by the increasing amount of rubbish that is being dumped there.

People who live on Hawshaw Lane are seeing rising levels of fly tipping on a small bank behind bushes and fences on the road.

Some of the residents who live at the top of Hawshaw Lane have contacted the council's Neighbourhood Pride team to clear up the rubbish - but one said they haven't taken any action.

The man, who did not want to be named, said he had spoken to the Neighbourhood Pride team five times since the end of February.

He said: "It's ridiculous, they've got my name on their records and I've got in touch with them every couple of weeks or so since I first spoke to them.

"There are a lot of good people in Barnsley but unfortunately there are some bad people too and something needs to be done about it, but if you step forward and complain you're a fool because you'll soon have a brick fly through your window.

"I've spoken to councillors before about other issues and each time I've been ignored and it's not on."

Neighbourhood Pride said the problem is due to the location of the rubbish.

A council spokesman said: "We've been out to look at the rubbish and it can't be moved by us because it's on private land. It will have to be removed by the owner."

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Reply Posted by Katy on Wednesday May 8 2013 at 15:23
Ridiculous! The idiots who put it there should be made to clean it up. Disgusting dirty people yuk.

Reply Posted by Grim on Wednesday May 8 2013 at 17:53
It is the same problem across South Yorkshire but Barnsley is worse than Rotherham and Doncaster. At least their streetpride teams have done some good work. Barnsley only ever gets cleaned up if ordinary people ,who work for a living, volunteer.
The private landowner should be contacted and given a timescale for removing it. I know it is not their fault but they have a responsibility to keep their land tidy.

Reply Posted by les on Wednesday May 8 2013 at 19:43
What a load of rubbish the council come out with. I bet a thousand pound to a penny. if the queen was traveling along this route on a visit it would be gone in one hour.if a top councilor or mayor or high official lived accross the road it would be gone..so stop talking crap........the same goes
for sheffield rd from x keys to birdwell roundabout on the original rd that is park & ride it was your road. before you moved the main road
Dont use excuses clean it up its vile disgusting and its been the same for years the hedgerow is a dumping ground. the only time it looks good
is when theres 6" of snow...you allowed it to be park & ride and a car sales showroom for anyone who wants to sell a car so you should clean it.

Reply Posted by Hoyland Red on Thursday May 9 2013 at 12:48
What are you on about Les? The rubbish is on private land - why should the Council clean it up - we don't pay our taxes to have rubbish moved off private property free of charge. The stub road on Sheffield Road is no different to any other road where hedgerows are adjacent, ther's always some rubbish there as generally these act as traps when the wind blows the rubbish about - have you reported it directly to the Council? Whenever I've reported dumped waste it's been moved extremely quickly

Reply Posted by observer on Thursday May 9 2013 at 06:56
dumping down c ountry lanes has always happened. but in recent times I don't think the dumping taxes have helped at landfill sites etc. anyone with common sense could have predicted higher volumes of dumping in such places. this was predicted by many. but of course the do gooders thought it was yet another.."good idea"

Reply Posted by les on Friday May 10 2013 at 09:04
Read the story....i know how the crap got
there and it wasnt trapped wind most of it has been there up to 5 years

Reply Posted by Hoyland Red on Friday May 10 2013 at 12:26
I've read it again and again and yes it does say private land - you do know what that means don't you? It's not the Councils responsibility - do you get it????

Reply Posted by katie on Sunday May 12 2013 at 17:08
its apparently in my neighborhood and i cant see a problem with rubbish, it must be a very localized area - but i hate rubbish... not all hoyland is like a dump its such a lovely clean town js!

Reply Posted by wise guy on Sunday May 12 2013 at 18:05
instead of you lot moaning get off your backsides get some bin bags and pick up the rubbish yourselves