Norwich NDR used as switchover area

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Published:
3:00 p.m. September 27, 2022



People walking along the NDR demanded that the piles of rubbish and debris be removed after they were left to ruin the countryside.

Several places around the dual carriageway north of the city were ruined by thugs.

In June, a washing machine was dumped right next to the NDR, surrounded by cones.

One of the hardest hit areas is the Reepham Road roundabout which crosses the NDR.

Laura Geller, who lives near Thorpe Marriott, regularly walks her dog Teddy in the area.


People who fall on the piles of rubbish say “the mess that has been left is disgusting”
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The 42-year-old said: “It’s annoying because a lot of the area is used as a fly dump site.

“I’ve seen heaps of trash before – things like doors and beds that have just been thrown away.

“You can see the mountains of trash from the road. There’s so much stuff around.

“It really hurts me to see so much debris left behind.

“I just think, why would anyone?


Laura Geller, 42, who lives at Thorpe Marriott

Laura Geller, 42, who lives at Thorpe Marriott
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“It seems really easy for people to walk into these areas and leave their trash there.

“It’s frustrating because I feel like you often have to say something before you act.

“I reported it and a few weeks later there was even more litter.

“Sometimes it feels like a waste of time.”


Areas along the NDR such as Harford Park & ​​Ride and Reepham Road have been used as a dump

Areas along the NDR such as Reepham Road have been used as a dump
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A spokesperson for Broadland District Council said: ‘Norfolk County Council, owner of the land, has asked us for an estimate for the cleaning of the rubbish.

“If our quote is accepted, we will remove the waste as soon as possible.”

In July, 1,325 people took part in an online survey about fly tipping.

It revealed that 40% of respondents had reported fly tipping in the past three years and 69% had called for faster and more effective responses.


Tracey Stanners, who lives in Fakenham Road

Tracey Stanners, who lives in Fakenham Road
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Fly discharge charges can range from a £1,000 fine to an unlimited fine and up to five years in prison.

Tracey Stanners, who lives in Fakenham Road, added: “The mess that has been left is disgusting.

“And whoever throws it will get away with it.


Items such as fridges and sofas were knocked over

Items such as fridges and sofas were knocked over
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“It will be the taxpayers who will ultimately have to pay and suffer.

“Whoever left all the trash apparently has no respect for anything.

“It’s such an awful sight.”

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