PICTURES: Residents call for High Peak eyesore to be cleaned

Sandra Allen, left, with her neighbours, Brenda Poulson and Ann McQuinn who are fed up with the derelict site and flytipping problem near their Wharf Court homes .
Sandra Allen, left, with her neighbours, Brenda Poulson and Ann McQuinn who are fed up with the derelict site and flytipping problem near their Wharf Court homes .

Whaley Bridge residents are demanding action to clear a ‘terrible eyesore’ near their homes.

Fly-tipping on the site of the former Chemquip offices is out of control, according to residents of Wharf Court, off Wharf Road.

The derelict site which is encouraging flytipping  near Wharf Court homes in Whaley Bridge.

The derelict site which is encouraging flytipping near Wharf Court homes in Whaley Bridge.

They say the site, which has stood empty for nearly a decade, is turning into a dumping ground for rubbish, everything from old tyres to vodka bottles.

Sandra Allen, 75, who is a resident of neighbouring Wharf Court, said she had had enough.

She said: “It is a terrible eyesore down there. People are coming to dump their rubbish there, or young people are hanging out and putting the residents off from going out of their homes at night.”

Sandra, who has lived at Wharf Court for seven years, said the matter has got gradually worse and was now “getting out of hand”.

The derelict site which is encouraging flytipping  near Wharf Court homes in Whaley Bridge.

The derelict site which is encouraging flytipping near Wharf Court homes in Whaley Bridge.

She said: “I can’t stand looking at all that rubbish and all that mess. I have tried to complain but nothing ever seems to get done which is wrong. We shouldn’t have to have this on our doorstep. The owners need to step up and take responsibility and make it tidier.”

She added: “I don’t know if having more police officers on patrol would stop people leaving their rubbish there, but something needs to be done now - we can’t keep going on like this.”

Chemquip was contacted by the Advertiser for a comment but no-one had responded by the time we went to press.

Flytipping problem near Wharf Court homes  in Whaley Bridge.

Flytipping problem near Wharf Court homes in Whaley Bridge.