More than 20 local ‘grot spots’ – areas of primarily private land in Wirral that had been attracting incidents of littering and fly-tipping – have been cleaned up in the last year.
Residents and local councillors were among those who had nominated areas to be cleared as part of the latest phase of environmental improvement work.
Though it has no statutory obligation to do so, Wirral Council has spent nearly £30,000 to tackle these problem areas on behalf of the public in 2017-18.
At first, the owners of the land were identified and reminded of their responsibilities to keep their land clean and tidy. When landowners didn’t act, contractors were then called in to clean-up, with the council then seeking to recoup the costs back from the owners afterwards.
In total as part of this phase of work, 21 areas all across the borough were addressed – nine by the landowners themselves and 12 on the orders of Wirral Council.
Four areas within Bromborough ward were among those cleared, with three each in Bidston & St James and Birkenhead & Tranmere. There were two areas cleared in each of Leasowe & Moreton East, Prenton and Seacombe, while other grot spots in Heswall, Liscard & Egremont, Moreton & Saughall Massie, Upton and Wallasey were tackled in the last year.
Residents are able to report untidy land via the Wirral Council website.
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Published by Wirral Council News on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 http://www.wirral.gov.uk