A mountain of tyres has been dumped on an aged couple’s drive, leaving them each ‘indignant and astonished.’
Hugh Cunningham and his spouse Diane returned house from visiting mates on Saturday night to seek out the mess.
A complete of 80 tyres had been deserted by brazen flytippers.
Hugh and Diane have tried in useless to have Canterbury Metropolis Council clear the pile at their house in Higher Harbledown, close to to Canterbury.
However because the tyres are on non-public land, the native authority is unable to take action.
Hugh, 81, stated: ‘At first I believed there have been about 20, nonetheless we quickly noticed there have been many extra.
‘I haven’t counted all of them precisely, however I believe there might be about 80. I used to be indignant and astonished after I noticed it.
‘I used to be upset – I simply thought “how can somebody try this?” How degrading of the atmosphere.
‘It’s a blemish on the land. I hope they by no means do that once more and don’t do that to anyone else.’
The tyres, which have been dumped between 7pm and midnight, lie in entrance of the Cunninghams’ rear drive main on to Roman Street, and are stopping the gate from opening totally.
It has created ‘an enormous inconvenience’ for the pair, who’ve lived within the village for 42 years.
Diane, 76 stated: ‘It’s upsetting, very annoying, an actual problem and can be very costly to maneuver.’
The psychotherapist says fly-tipping is already rife alongside the highway.
She stated: ‘It’s all completely different varieties, we see fridges, constructing provides, and likewise simply individuals with Costa cups and baggage who clearly simply chuck them out the window.’
The couple have been advised groups from the town council are attributable to come and assess the scenario.
Native authority spokesman Rob Davies stated: ‘We’re conscious of this incident and our enforcement officers can be visiting the positioning to research, together with checking for any native CCTV and chatting with residents about any data they might have.
‘As that is non-public land, it’s for the proprietor to clear what has been dumped.
‘We are going to actively pursue any proof we discover and prosecute if we presumably can, and in a single latest profitable courtroom case, we have been capable of safe £500 in compensation for a landowner who was the sufferer of a fly-tipping incident.’
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