Council removes rubbish and fly-tipping from Leighton Arches

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11 December 2020

Powys logoRubbish and fly-tipping has been removed from a council-operated traveller site in north Powys following health and safety concerns, the county council has said.

Powys County Council visited Leighton Arches in Welshpool on Wednesday, December 9 to address concerns about rubbish and fly-tipping that had accumulated at the site.

During the visit, contractors working on behalf of the council removed rubbish from an individual plot and a parcel of land near to the site entrance. A number of limestone boulders were also reinstated to deter future fly-tipping.

Cllr Iain McIntosh, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: "We have made the residents of Leighton Arches aware previously of the health and safety implications of the increasing rubbish on site and that actions would be taken to clear  this rubbish if it was not addressed by residents.

"These actions have now been completed and council staff will continue to regularly inspect the site and take further action when needed."

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