Labour’s Ann Beech is demanding urgent action to halt illegal tipping next to our villages.
With the support of local MP Paul Farrelly, she wants the County Council to start legal proceedings to prevent the area becoming a target for uncontrolled dumping.
She said: “Residents are very worried about dumping at several sites. It has led to a big increase in lorry movements as well as mud and debris on the road and verges, particularly in Hullock’s Pool Road, where parts of it are treacherous for drivers and pedestrians.
“With Paul, I’m pressing all the local agencies — including the County, Police, the Environment Agency and the Borough Council — to work together to solve this nuisance, which is blighting our area.“
Extra funds are also being sought by Ann to expand the range of play equipment on the Queen’s Road play area.
Ann - who chairs the Children of Audley Residents’ Association - hopes to secure £58,000 to pay for a BMX track, a skateboard site and extra seats.
“With additional help from my colleagues on the Parish Council, I’m hoping the equipment can be bought and installed in the next 12 months,” said Ann. “This is our gift to local children.”