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Derek Underwood 'fed up' with Newark and Sherwood District Council's Cleaner, Safer And Greener campaign

By Advertiser Reporter

A pensioner has complained that Newark and Sherwood District Council’s Cleaner, Safer And Greener campaign isn’t working for residents of his street because of bin bags of rubbish being left on the pavement.

Mr Derek Underwood, 81, of Sydney Street, Newark said he had complained to the council a fortnight ago about three bin bags left on the street near bins due for emptying, but the rubbish had not been cleared, and the number of bags had then risen to five.

“It has happened before and I’m fed up with trying to get the council to move them,” he said.

Mr Derek Underwood, 81, of Sydney Street, Newark.
Mr Derek Underwood, 81, of Sydney Street, Newark.

“The council talks about being cleaner and greener but we can’t get it cleaned up.”

Mr Underwood frequently undertakes street cleaning duties voluntarily but he can no longer drive due to failing eyesight so is unable to remove the bags.

A council spokesman said no record of Mr Underwood’s complaint could be found but the fly-tipping would be logged and the rubbish cleared away.

The bags were removed yesterday (February 6).


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