Flytippers dump rubbish outside gates of St Anne's Catholic Primary School in Sutton

St Helens Star: Rubbish dumped at the school gates Rubbish dumped at the school gates

THE latest case of illegal rubbish dumping near to a school entrance has put flytippers on the most wanted list.

Parents at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School in Sutton are disgusted at the selfish attitude of the people responsible.

One mother told the Star: “It’s dangerous and unsightly and it is hard to explain to young children why it is being dropped there when you are as a parent encouraging them to get into the habit of recycling our household rubbish.”

School head Mrs Shelagh Malley was shocked when she arrived in Monastery Lane at 7am on Monday morning to find a van load of assorted rubbish including motorcycle seats, plastic scooter body parts and rubble had been tipped near to the old railway bridge and just yards from the driveway to school.

“Dumping here does happen regularly but this is the worst it has ever been,” said Mrs Malley.

“We regularly see bricks and rubble dumped there and a couple of weeks ago a load of beer cans and crates were left there.” She said the dumping usually happened at weekends and presumably during the hours of darkness.

The school has also been targeted by thieves who have stolen fencing panels from its perimeter.

A spokesman for St Helens Council said: “Technically, removal of this rubbish would be the responsibility of the landowner. But in an effort to move things along as quickly as possible, the council has stepped in to organise clearance. As well as trying to trace where the waste material came from, we are also in touch with the landowner and will be asking them to secure the boundary at this particular point on Monastery Lane – through which the flytippers gained access to the land.”

Anyone with information on who is responsible should contact the school on 01744 671909.

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12:34pm Thu 15 May 14

suttonboy says...

Fly tipping in Sutton...what section of our varied community would do such a thing?
Fly tipping in Sutton...what section of our varied community would do such a thing? suttonboy
  • Score: 18

2:28pm Thu 15 May 14

MrBenggo says...

Suttonboy,
would caravans be a clue as to who was responsible?
Suttonboy, would caravans be a clue as to who was responsible? MrBenggo
  • Score: 11

2:53pm Thu 15 May 14

rlfan75 says...

Got some rubbish?
Need to get rid of it quick?
Don't want the hassle of leaving it in your own bunker?
Sutton is the place for you.

Nook Lane, Watery Lane, St Annes School, Viridor, all wonderful locations. Feel free to leave your muck here, us locals don't mind one bit at being a dumping ground*

* - not really, but seeing as some of our councillors here actually represent Parr we're probably very low on their priority list.. Hopefully this might rile their fragile egos enough to do a bit more than their insulting, (voting time only) posting of flyers saying how much they're doing for Parr, (Or better still get the Sutton councillors to represent us)
Got some rubbish? Need to get rid of it quick? Don't want the hassle of leaving it in your own bunker? Sutton is the place for you. Nook Lane, Watery Lane, St Annes School, Viridor, all wonderful locations. Feel free to leave your muck here, us locals don't mind one bit at being a dumping ground* * - not really, but seeing as some of our councillors here actually represent Parr we're probably very low on their priority list.. Hopefully this might rile their fragile egos enough to do a bit more than their insulting, (voting time only) posting of flyers saying how much they're doing for Parr, (Or better still get the Sutton councillors to represent us) rlfan75
  • Score: 6

4:12pm Thu 15 May 14

susan23 says...

What really, really, annoys me about this is the phrase "technically it is the responsibility of the landowner to remove the rubbish"!!!! When does this council take any responsibility for anything. It is not the landowner that has stolen the perimeter fence, it is not the landowner who has dumped the rubbish.
This is like being mugged and kicked in the face at the same time.
Elections the 22nd May!!! Can't wait.
What really, really, annoys me about this is the phrase "technically it is the responsibility of the landowner to remove the rubbish"!!!! When does this council take any responsibility for anything. It is not the landowner that has stolen the perimeter fence, it is not the landowner who has dumped the rubbish. This is like being mugged and kicked in the face at the same time. Elections the 22nd May!!! Can't wait. susan23
  • Score: 2

10:45pm Thu 15 May 14

Geoff911 says...

susan23 wrote:
What really, really, annoys me about this is the phrase "technically it is the responsibility of the landowner to remove the rubbish"!!!! When does this council take any responsibility for anything. It is not the landowner that has stolen the perimeter fence, it is not the landowner who has dumped the rubbish.
This is like being mugged and kicked in the face at the same time.
Elections the 22nd May!!! Can't wait.
The Council is right this time I would say, as if the land is not owned by the council why would the council use tax payers money to clean up and remove fly tipping from private land owned by someone else? its just not their responsibility, it is the land owners job to keep there land secure, after all you don't buy a house and expect someone else too pay to keep it,im not sticking up for anyone here just seems logical to me
[quote][p][bold]susan23[/bold] wrote: What really, really, annoys me about this is the phrase "technically it is the responsibility of the landowner to remove the rubbish"!!!! When does this council take any responsibility for anything. It is not the landowner that has stolen the perimeter fence, it is not the landowner who has dumped the rubbish. This is like being mugged and kicked in the face at the same time. Elections the 22nd May!!! Can't wait.[/p][/quote]The Council is right this time I would say, as if the land is not owned by the council why would the council use tax payers money to clean up and remove fly tipping from private land owned by someone else? its just not their responsibility, it is the land owners job to keep there land secure, after all you don't buy a house and expect someone else too pay to keep it,im not sticking up for anyone here just seems logical to me Geoff911
  • Score: 3

10:02am Fri 16 May 14

Rooster_UK says...

If you got the Super Fantastic Labour council to get off their fat lazy bas**rd arses and sorted out local skip yards, this thing wouldn't be as abundant.
Instead of selling off the land to housing developers, land that did not belong to them, re: Billinge Local Council offices and skip yard.
If you got the Super Fantastic Labour council to get off their fat lazy bas**rd arses and sorted out local skip yards, this thing wouldn't be as abundant. Instead of selling off the land to housing developers, land that did not belong to them, re: Billinge Local Council offices and skip yard. Rooster_UK
  • Score: -1

12:11pm Fri 16 May 14

susan23 says...

If you look at the photograph and read the text it says "near to the school entrance". Now I don't know this area or this school entrance, but surely near would mean outside the confines of this land. Therefore, whose land is it?
If you look at the photograph and read the text it says "near to the school entrance". Now I don't know this area or this school entrance, but surely near would mean outside the confines of this land. Therefore, whose land is it? susan23
  • Score: 3

2:10pm Fri 16 May 14

Geoff911 says...

susan23 wrote:
If you look at the photograph and read the text it says "near to the school entrance". Now I don't know this area or this school entrance, but surely near would mean outside the confines of this land. Therefore, whose land is it?
Taking a quick look on Google maps, it is out side the School entrance, but the railway use to run at the side of here plus this look like the old railway bridge, but I think the Council would have checked to see if it is there land and my original post is right, the council should not be using TAX payers money to remove fly tipping from private land its down to the land owner to do it.
[quote][p][bold]susan23[/bold] wrote: If you look at the photograph and read the text it says "near to the school entrance". Now I don't know this area or this school entrance, but surely near would mean outside the confines of this land. Therefore, whose land is it?[/p][/quote]Taking a quick look on Google maps, it is out side the School entrance, but the railway use to run at the side of here plus this look like the old railway bridge, but I think the Council would have checked to see if it is there land and my original post is right, the council should not be using TAX payers money to remove fly tipping from private land its down to the land owner to do it. Geoff911
  • Score: 0

3:52pm Fri 16 May 14

suttonboy says...

That bit of land under the bridge was the entrance to the "pudding bag" - an area of land surrounded on three sides by the railway. Google maps still have that stretch shown in the photo down as an extension of Monastery Lane though. A public highway. Therefore is it not council land? - I bet it would be if housing developers came knocking.
That bit of land under the bridge was the entrance to the "pudding bag" - an area of land surrounded on three sides by the railway. Google maps still have that stretch shown in the photo down as an extension of Monastery Lane though. A public highway. Therefore is it not council land? - I bet it would be if housing developers came knocking. suttonboy
  • Score: 2

12:56pm Tue 20 May 14

Eman Resu says...

Rooster_UK wrote:
If you got the Super Fantastic Labour council to get off their fat lazy bas**rd arses and sorted out local skip yards, this thing wouldn't be as abundant.
Instead of selling off the land to housing developers, land that did not belong to them, re: Billinge Local Council offices and skip yard.
Mmmmkay.

1 - Billinge and Sutton are miles apart.

2 - The "local skip yard" on Burtonhead Road has just re-opened following redevelopment http://www.merseysid
ewda.gov.uk/2014/04/
new-look-recycling-c
entre-gets-seal-of-a
pproval/

3 - The "local skip yards" are run by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority, not St Helens Council

4 - Your post is quite pointless, really.

HTH
[quote][p][bold]Rooster_UK[/bold] wrote: If you got the Super Fantastic Labour council to get off their fat lazy bas**rd arses and sorted out local skip yards, this thing wouldn't be as abundant. Instead of selling off the land to housing developers, land that did not belong to them, re: Billinge Local Council offices and skip yard.[/p][/quote]Mmmmkay. 1 - Billinge and Sutton are miles apart. 2 - The "local skip yard" on Burtonhead Road has just re-opened following redevelopment http://www.merseysid ewda.gov.uk/2014/04/ new-look-recycling-c entre-gets-seal-of-a pproval/ 3 - The "local skip yards" are run by Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority, not St Helens Council 4 - Your post is quite pointless, really. HTH Eman Resu
  • Score: -2

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