Dumping on Lady Chancellor Road
Within that last month or so an enormous, illegal dumping site has
developed on the St Anne's slope of the Lady Chancellor lookout. It
can be clearly seen from miles away and, at this present time,
already consists of hundreds of tons of building refuse, plastic,
glass, and other rubbish.
A few residents have, through their hard work, energy and generosity,
transformed Lady Chancellor into a beautiful, 2 mile stretch of road
and surroundings. Over the years we have cleared old dumps, prevented
new ones, planted trees and shrubs, installed bins and maintained
drains and verges. We have also fought fires and prevented hunters
from killing the wildlife. Our tiny team of 2 or 3 men continuously
maintain the entire 2-mile stretch for the enjoyment of residents and
the thousands - yes, THOUSANDS of recreational users on a daily
basis, but in this instance, we are impotent.
Judging from the vast amount of detritus that has been pitched over
the side in a relatively short space of time, it would appear that
the dumpers are making the trip up Chancellor Road on a fairly
regular basis - probably under cover of darkness. Unfortunately we
cannot block off their access trace (which conceals them while they
dump) as it is used by the army vehicles from time to time, and the
cost of employing security guards or cameras privately to police the
area is out of the question. We therefore appeal to members of the
public who happen to see anything suspicious to please play a part
and participate in helping end this ongoing environmental travesty by
taking vehicle registration numbers, phone footage, and reporting the
information to the EMA and police.
From a concerned citizen.