In August the Salford Star reported on a massive mountain of rubbish at the back of The Crescent, next to the University of Salford and near Chapel Street, which had led to a shocking stink and horror film-style fly infestation.
One resident told us that "people are going through 15 fly strips a day, we're inundated. There's residents trying to keep the flies off their new born babies…" (see previous Salford Star article – click here)
The Environment Agency stepped in stating that "we have notified Land Restoration (Northern) Limited of our decision to suspend acceptance or deposit of waste from 18:00 on 14 August 2013. This follows extensive investigations into odour, dust and fly issues in the area around the site."
However, residents are still not happy with the situation and a public meeting has been called for this Tuesday, 17th September at 6pm. Attending the meeting will be representatives from the Environment Agency, Canal and River Trust (the landowners), Salford City Council, GMP, the Fire Service, plus a number of local businesses and residents.
Everyone is welcome to go to the meeting and air their views.
Tuesday 17th September 6pm
Council Chamber in the Old Fire Station, University of Salford
There will be free parking at the University of Salford car park, Irwell Place, next to the old police station.