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Electrician’s anger as foxes find Dagenham dens among rubbish

PUBLISHED: 15:02 25 May 2015 | UPDATED: 15:02 25 May 2015

Berengers Place residents are angry about rising rubbish outside their homes

Berengers Place residents are angry about rising rubbish outside their homes

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An electrician claims foxes are making homes in festering waste at his Berengers Place home.

David Barley, 30, called the council concerned about children who play near the pests’ new dens falling ill – but claims he was told it wasn’t the council’s problem.

“I explained to the council that so many kids play out front and they said it’s not their problem and to keep the kids indoors,” he said. “People are dumping their rubbish here because it’s not on a main road and they think no one will notice and the foxes are having a field day living within the bags of rubbish.

“I can’t believe their response – the managers should go and drive the trucks.”

A council spokesman said they will investigate the response if Mr Barley gives a time and date of the call.

“We’ve created four clear-up points in the borough where household waste can be dropped off,” he added. “We’ve a dedicated vehicle and team in every ward collecting all fly tip. Residents can contact us at clearup@lbbd.gov.uk.”


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