Rubbish dumped in a meadow near Harborough has still not been cleared away – almost a month after the alarm was raised

HJarborough District Council is now looking for the landowner so the waste can be cleaned up

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 4:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 4:18 pm

Rubbish dumped in a picturesque meadow near Market Harborough has still not been cleared away – almost a month after the alarm was raised.

The fly-tippers tipped a lorryload of building waste in a fenced-off copse in the remote strip of countryside between Market Harborough and Lubenham.

They piled up tarpaulins, plastic sheets, wood, metal frames, rusty containers and even an old dog basket in the local beauty spot late last month.

Rubbish dumped in a picturesque meadow near Market Harborough has still not been cleared away – almost a month after the alarm was raised.

Environmental campaigner Peter Pollak, 75, of Farndon Fields, Market Harborough, said at the time: “This is disgusting.

“The brazen fly-tippers have obviously used a truck to dump all of this ugly rubbish in this precious outdoors space.

“And it will have taken several journeys and a lot of time and effort to carry it all over.”

Harborough District Council is now pledging to go back to the landowner – who is responsible for clearing up the ugly eyesore – and asking them to launch an urgent clean-up.

Rubbish dumped in a picturesque meadow near Market Harborough has still not been cleared away – almost a month after the alarm was raised.