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Empty pub site is ‘shocking eyesore’

Empty pub site is ‘shocking eyesore’ Empty pub site is ‘shocking eyesore’
Updated: 10:09 am, May 07, 2015

OLD MATTRESSES, draws and bags of rubbish are among the items being dumped at a disused pub.

The former Jolly Farmer on Woodrow Drive has become a hot spot for fly-tipping following its closure last year.

Although more than 300 residents fought to save the pub, the site was given the go-ahead to be bulldozed and replaced with 14 houses by Redditch Borough Council.

But work has yet to begin and the vacant land, which is owned by Malvern Homes, has continued to gather rubbish and unwanted furniture.

Vandals have also smashed the windows, broken the fence and sprayed graffiti.

A resident, who did not want to be named, said the site was becoming an eyesore.

“It just looks absolutely awful. By the day it is getting worse and people have been dumping rubbish bags there too.

“The chairs were all ripped out at first, then you started see mattresses and a chest of drawers.

“Where we live is really lovely and this is just making it look a complete mess.

“People dump things at all hours, they don’t care if it is during the day. It is just shocking.”

David Rahal, director of Malvern Homes, said work would soon begin at the site and anything dumped is expected to be cleared in the next few weeks.