We're furious after '20 tonnes' of POO was dumped by our homes – it smells horrendous & we're overwhelmed with flies | The Sun

FUMING residents claim that "20 tonnes" of poo was dumped by their homes – saying it smells horrendous and they're overwhelmed with flies.

Frank Mcarthur, 71, said two mountains of manure were left in a field behind his home in Hullbridge, Essex during last week's heatwave.

Rochford Council reportedly chucked the waste piles in the field ahead of a tree-planting programme.

Furious OAP Frank said: "We don't know how long it will be here for, but they have just tipped around 20 tonnes of compost manure outside our homes.

"The field is massive, it could have been put anywhere, but it has been put right next to the houses. It's shocking.

"The smell is horrendous, and there are thousands of flies too. Even with this heat, we can't open our windows.

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"To tip that amount 15 metres from someone's door is so unhygienic to say the least."

Frank claimed that a councillor visited the site after he reported the manure mountains.

Councillor Stuart Wilson said: "I was contacted by Frank, and so I went down to visit the site.

"There are two large piles and in this heat, it smells. There were lots of flies.

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"I have reported it and raised it with the council and am now waiting for what action will be taken. But it has been assigned and is in hand.

"I was very surprised to see how big the dump was. There were two large heaps.

"I can understand all the residents and why they aren't happy.

"It definitely didn't smell nice and is worse with the hot weather."

It comes as fuming residents said their picturesque town is infested with flies and reeks of "boiled chicken and death" – but no one knows why.

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