LLRA has recently been advised that the Lincolnshire County Council Highways team have agreed to put locking bollards to prevent vehicle access at the pull-in area by the A46 underpass on Long Leys Road. This area has been prone to fly-tipping in recent years, which has led to substantial and regular clean-up costs for council tax payers. The timing of the installation of the bollards has yet to be advised but LLRA are hopeful that it will be before the end of 2021.
Once the bollards are in place, LLRA will be asking for volunteers to clear the windblown litter that has inevitably built up around the area. These steps should both help to improve the appearance of Long Leys Road and reduce the impact on wildlife.
LLRA’s thanks go to County Councillors Robert Parker (Carholme) and Dan McNally (Executive Councillor for Waste and Trading Standards) both of whom have attended on-site meetings with LLRA to explore options to address the problem.
Sadly, it is likely that some of the thoughtless people who dump their waste on Long Leys Road will look to find other locations. If you do spot anyone fly-tipping, anywhere in Lincoln, then please do report them via the City of Lincoln Council website page: https://www.lincoln.gov.uk/environmental-issues/litter-public-land-flytipping/6. Also please ensure that if you pay someone to clear your rubbish that they are a recognised waste carrier and are going to dispose of the waste at an appropriate waste site.