John Adamson, who lives in Beeston, has been in touch about rubbish on Beggar’s Hill behind the Nosters:
“Following a recent meeting of Beeston Community Forum I spoke to Tom Smith, who, apparently, is in charge of South Leeds cleaning, i.e. all the ginnels, dog dirt etc, I informed Tom of the disgusting state of Beggars Hill, in particular, the top of Beggars Hill, or the Quarry as we call it, at the top of the banking on the the edge of Noster Terrace.
This is becoming one big Fly Tipping site, where glass bottles, plastic bottles, burnt out sofas, mattresses etc, are strewn about the area. Most of the glass bottles are wine bottles, all the same variety, and obviously bought from the same shop. Perhaps the local PCSO’s could find out where these are being bought from and who is purchasing them.
Not only do we have a football pitch that all locals use as a dog loo, but also a children’s play area. I am concerned that broken bottles could harm a child or dog dirt could harm a child’s health.
I have taken photos to show the affected areas.”
We approached Tom Smith who manages the Locality Manager for the Council’s Environmental Action Service. He confirmed that one of his enforcement officers had visited the site and concluded that this was not simple littering. Someone is using the site regularly and throwing away the same bottles each time. He explained that the land is managed by the Council’s Parks and Countryside Service and he thought there may be an Anti-social behaviour issue. He will be speaking to Parks, the Police and the Anti-social Behaviour unit to decide on the best way forward to deal with this fully.