Nunnery Ward Councillor Basharat Ali pledges to fix fly-tipping in at Perry Wood Local Nature Reserve - Fix Bdsthanhhoavn

Nunnery Ward Councillor Basharat Ali pledges to fix fly-tipping in at Perry Wood Local Nature Reserve

ACTION has been taken after fly-tippers dumped piles of rubbish at a beauty spot. 

Perry Wood Local Nature Reserve, near Ronkswood, is used by dog-walkers, school children and families – but is also a hotspot for fly-tippers and anti-social behaviour. 

Fly-tipping has been an ongoing issue in the Ronkswood area but Basharat Ali, councillor for Nunnery Ward, said he wants to crackdown on those who dump rubbish at the beauty spot. 

Cllr Ali said he has ‘sorted’ the issue of fly-tipping and now has a plan to prevent fly-tippers in the future. 

A team from Worcester City Council cleared up the sofas and mattresses that had been photographed in the area earlier this month. 

He said: “Litter has been picked up, it is all sorted and I have informed the residents and they are very happy.

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“We need to have a plan so people don’t dump rubbish.

“I know people don’t have skips available. 

“But we need to set the example, and a temporary solution would be to put more skips out in the area.”

Worcester News: FLY-TIPPING: Perry Wood Local Nature Reserve in Worcester FLY-TIPPING: Perry Wood Local Nature Reserve in Worcester

Cllr Ali said he wants to highlight the impact fly-tipping can have in his new campaign. 

He said: “We do go door-to-door when we’re campaigning. 

“We can add local issues and talk about that.”

The councillor said he has tried to go door-to-door in the past and said: “Every time I knock on the door, people say it’s not them. 

“There are 7,000 people in Nunnery Ward. 

“It’s not all 7,000 people living there. It is more or less 50 people – how do we teach them?” 

Worcester News: FLY-TIPPING: Perry Wood Local Nature Reserve in Worcester FLY-TIPPING: Perry Wood Local Nature Reserve in Worcester

A dog walker took pictures of dumped rubbish at the nature reserve which has existed in some form since Anglo-Saxon times. 

One resident reported car batteries, household waste, alcohol bottles and garden waste dumped in the woods on a recent walk.  

The semi-natural ancient woodland usually attracts wildlife including buzzards, jays, and speckled wood butterflies.

However, popular trails through the woods are becoming almost un-walkable.

Residents have raised concerns about the undergrowth erosion on the footpath that is commonly used by school children and dog walkers. 

In the area, large dead trees have fallen over popular walking routes and dog poo has often covered the routes. 



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