RESIDENTS have complained about 'constant flytipping' on a development.

One resident said rubbish and flytipping has been a problem for a year at the Lavender Field development in Evesham, describing it as "constant dumping of household waste despite local residents' constant pressure on the housing association and the local council. A playground for rats again once the weather warms up."

Cottsway Housing Association who manage the area of the development that is currently affected by the flytipping say they are taking the issue seriously.

Wendy Hardy, Cottsway’s Head of Housing, said: “We are aware that fly-tipping has been a problem affecting some of our residents at Lavender Field. We share their dismay and have taken action, including changing to a trade waste collection to ensure bins are emptied weekly rather than fortnightly; putting locks on all bin sheds for resident-only access; carrying out estate patrols with council enforcement officers and hand-delivering letters to all local residents – including non-Cottsway residents – warning against fly-tipping.

“We’ve worked to keep our residents informed and I’d like to reassure them that we are treating this seriously and will take further action where evidence is available. We have arranged for the latest fly-tipped waste to be removed and I ask those responsible to think about the residents and the impact this is having on their lives - and urge them to stop fly-tipping.”