18th Dec, 2017

Fly-tippers strike at Leamington charity shop

Leamington Editorial 30th Jul, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

FLY-TIPPERS are using a Leamington charity shop-front as a rubbish dump.

Volunteers for Save the Children on Regent Street arrived on Wednesday morning (July 29) to find junk piled outside the shop.

The scrap included a dirty heavy carpet, a broken mirror, a cracked chest of drawers and a vacuum cleaner held together with sellotape.

The two women volunteers had to man-handle the rubbish just to get into the shop – and opening up was delayed while

they sorted the junk.

Sue Dennis, Save the Children Regional Retail Manager, said: “It is inappropriate to fly-tip outside charity shops. All of this stuff was rubbish, which belonged at the tip. We have no means of getting rid of it because the shop is completely volunteer-run. We have had to call the council to dispose of it.

“This is not the first time. Last week we had a very heavy piece of furniture which we couldn’t safely move. Please don’t leave donations or rubbish outside the shop.”

All good-quality, saleable donations are gratefully received, but the charity reminds givers to donate during the shop’s opening times of 9.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday, and until 4.30pm on Saturdays.

Donations should never be left outside and large items such as furniture cannot be accepted because of the shop’s lack of space.

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