Welwyn Hatfield Council branded ‘joke’ after bins left again

PUBLISHED: 15:51 04 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:37 05 September 2017

The rubbish outside Boundary Court in WGC. Picture credit: Russell Turner.

The rubbish outside Boundary Court in WGC. Picture credit: Russell Turner.


A Welwyn Garden City resident has blasted the borough council for repeatedly allowing a block of flats’ bins to pile up.

Russell Turner, who lives in a Boundary Court flat near Golden Dell, said the rubbish was missed once again last week and left to fester – leading to an infestation of rats.

He claimed it follows several other incidents this year when the same area was neglected by the council.

“I don’t think they are handling it at all,” Russell told the WHT. “They seem to only to do something when someone kicks off about it and makes them look bad.

“I have no faith in them at all to do anything they say they will, even when you have it in writing from them.”

He added: “It’s embarrassing when people come to visit. The smell is terrible and you are greeted with it at the security door and all up the stair way.

“People have also seen rats and foxes going through the rubbish that’s on the floor.”

A borough council spokeswoman today said: “Unfortunately, the bins at Boundary Court were missed last week.

“We received no reports of the missed collection from residents, and would like to reiterate the importance of doing so within 48 hours, so we can follow this up with the crews and make a return collection in a timely manner.”

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