Ex­press mag­ics rub­bish away

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

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

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