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Extensive litter & fly tipping A6 and A46

Reported via mobile in the Litter category anonymously at 13:50, Friday 19 February 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

I live in Loughborough and travel to Glenfield each day for work. For a number of months I have noticed the grass banks and verges on both sides of the A46 from Birstall to Anstey and A6 Loughborough to Birstall looking more like a refuse tip each week. There are now layers of rubbish; plastic, tyres, wood etc. It’s not in isolated spots but all over. I’m a nurse in Glenfield and find comfort in our beautiful countryside when driving to and from work, but right now I find the view of utter filth really upsetting, after already incredibly difficult days. Please can the council start to clean this away? I can’t imagine the harm this rubbish is causing the wildlife in the area and very low opinion of drivers passing through what used to be a lovely drive. I have never felt the need to write to a council before, so please could you look into this?

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  • Thank you for your patience whilst our inspector reviewed your report. During the review our inspector doesn’t feel that this is causing any safety concerns at this time and remedial work isn’t required.

    The removal of litter and fly tipping on A roads is the responsibility of the local authority - not the County Council. This report needs to be redirected to the local authority.

    We will continue to review this and will arrange any required work if the situation changes.

    If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000


    Please quote 21854377 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 14:44, Monday 22 February 2021

  • The removal of litter is the responsibility of the local authority - please note this is not the County Council. This complaints needs to be redirected toward the local authority under the Environment Protection Act.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 17:34, Sunday 28 March 2021

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