Council squirms out of maggot problem

Council squirms out of maggot problem

Council squirms out of maggot problem

First published in Countywide

A TAKEAWAY owner who discovered 20 binbags crawling with thousands of maggots outside his business has been told the council will not clear them up.

Kem Dagdelen made the grim discovery behind the Master Chef takeaway in St John’s, Colchester.

St Luke’s Close was teeming with a trail of maggots, which led to 20 filthy binbags dumped by fly-tippers.

Mr Dagdelen said: “When I came outside the street was absolutely covered with maggots.

“We’re talking about thousands of them.”

Mr Dagdelen spent three hours bleaching and clearing the street on Monday night and securing the takeaway, which has a “good” hygiene rating.

He has been told Colchester Council workers will not clear the mess because the road was never adopted by Essex County Council, meaning it is privately owned.

Mr Dagdelen said the council should at least visit the scene.

For the full story, see Wednesday's Gazette

 

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9:10am Wed 3 Sep 14

totallyfootball says...

Bags must have been there a while? Why didn't owner do something sooner?
Bags must have been there a while? Why didn't owner do something sooner? totallyfootball
  • Score: 4

10:09am Wed 3 Sep 14

st botolphs round & roundabout says...

Just take them down the tip, stupid **** UK culture.
Just take them down the tip, stupid **** UK culture. st botolphs round & roundabout
  • Score: 3

4:09pm Wed 3 Sep 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

I understand the only maggot problem for the council is at the
top beginning end of Sheepen Road near the old anglian water building ?
I understand the only maggot problem for the council is at the top beginning end of Sheepen Road near the old anglian water building ? TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
  • Score: 6

2:13pm Thu 4 Sep 14

PaulWagland says...

totallyfootball wrote:
Bags must have been there a while? Why didn't owner do something sooner?
Why must the bags have been there a while? Couldn't they have been rotting for some time before they were dumped? The article even says there was a 'trail of maggots' leading to the bags, presumably because they were carried to the site while rotten.
[quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: Bags must have been there a while? Why didn't owner do something sooner?[/p][/quote]Why must the bags have been there a while? Couldn't they have been rotting for some time before they were dumped? The article even says there was a 'trail of maggots' leading to the bags, presumably because they were carried to the site while rotten. PaulWagland
  • Score: 0

2:16pm Thu 4 Sep 14

totallyfootball says...

PaulWagland wrote:
totallyfootball wrote:
Bags must have been there a while? Why didn't owner do something sooner?
Why must the bags have been there a while? Couldn't they have been rotting for some time before they were dumped? The article even says there was a 'trail of maggots' leading to the bags, presumably because they were carried to the site while rotten.
You believe they were dumped?
[quote][p][bold]PaulWagland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: Bags must have been there a while? Why didn't owner do something sooner?[/p][/quote]Why must the bags have been there a while? Couldn't they have been rotting for some time before they were dumped? The article even says there was a 'trail of maggots' leading to the bags, presumably because they were carried to the site while rotten.[/p][/quote]You believe they were dumped? totallyfootball
  • Score: 0

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