Friday, 18 June 2021

Addicts' rubbish

DRUG paraphernalia has been found on an isolated street in Peppard numerous times over the past year.

In January street cleaner Mark Weston found needles dumped in the lay-by in Colmore Lane.

Members of the Peppard Common Conservators have found syringes, needles, flat-bottomed aluminium spoons and disposable lighters at the same spot.

Parish councillor Tony Rancombe, who is a conservator, said: “There is history and previous there. I went up there and picked up about six bags of stuff. It was just the rubbish they left.”

Last year the conservators cut brambles near the site to open it up in the hope this would deter drug users.

Parish clerk Joanne Askin said Pc Barbara Taylor had suggested putting in a CCTV camera to catch the offenders.

Cllr Rancombe said he had also found rubble and other waste dumped in Colmore Lane in recent months, which he had reported to the police.

He also said rubbish was often left blocking the road and on one occasion the fire service had to be called because it had been set alight.

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