Handed �10,000 for rat infestation
THE owner of a neglected building infested with rats was offered a council grant and a three-year lease while his suffering neighbours go empty-handed they claim. A vacant building in Blackborne Road is said to be the cause of a major rat infestation whic
THE owner of a neglected building infested with rats was offered a council grant and a three-year lease while his suffering neighbours go empty-handed they claim.
A vacant building in Blackborne Road is said to be the cause of a major rat infestation which caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to five properties.
The council entered the house under the Public Health Act so that rat baits could be laid on June 22.
Four days later, they cleared 95 per cent of the furniture in the building and offered the owner of a �10,000 grant to replace the rat-infested interior.
The council also offered to rent the house from its owner for a period of three years.
A resident of Blackborne Road, who would like to remain anonymous, said he had been complaining to the council for seven years about the hygiene in the front and back garden of the empty building.
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He raised the alarm about the rats after he first spotted a rat in his kitchen on June 21.
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