Express magics rubbish away
The power of the press has been demonstrated by the swift response to your article on toxic waste dumping at St Mary’s Church Eastwell (‘Easter outrage over “toxic waste” left outside church, KE, April 20).
Immediately after the publication date the most noxious of the waste was taken away, I don’t know by whom.
I also contacted mayor elect Cllr Winston Michael, in whose ward the fly-tipping took place. He has assured me that steps have been taken to remove the rest of what now appears to be Gyproc and builders’ rubble.
Instead of Ashford Borough Council being faced with the expense of re-loading and removal of such waste, would it not be more sensible for the community waste site to accept occasional use for disposal of DIY waste? This would cost little and potentially save much. Major building works could pay the disposal rates as they are, as this is usually factored in to the cost of the works.
Whilst I cannot condone this indiscriminate dumping, I can empathise with the temptation to get rid of it illegally, when costs are so high. John Hardie Boughton Lees
Rubbish including chicken manure dumped outside Eastwell Church