Articles tagged with: Mowmacre


[10/09/2012 | No comment]

The residents of Mowmacre Hill have experienced problems from foul odours since the Biffa plant opened at Hoods Close in 2003. Residents tell me that their quality of life has been ruined by the smell and they are unable to sit in their gardens, hang their washing out, or just pop to the shops when the smell is bad.

On Thursday I met with residents from Mowmacre and representatives from Biffa, Leicester City Council and the Environment Agency to discuss these problems.  Since being elected in 2010 I have worked hard to try and find a solution with the residents and agencies.  Biffa have made significant improvements to their plant in Hoods Close since then, and there have been some improvements. However, the residents are still finding the smell unbearable on certain days.  At the meeting residents told me of their continued frustrations that the smell still occurs and the effect that this has on their day-to-day lives.

It is unacceptable for the residents of Mowmacre to have to live with such a stench and I will continue to campaign with the residents and work closely with Biffa, Leicester City Council and the Environment Agency until a satisfactory solution is found.

[09/08/2012 | No comment]

I remain extremely concerned about the long standing problems with the smell from the Biffa waste plant.

Last week I spoke to residents on Bedale Drive. They told me the smell has got much worse during the warmer summer months and that they cant open their windows, let alone sit outside in their gardens.

This is completely unacceptable. Since my election, I have worked tirelessly with residents, local councillors and the Environment Agency to make sure Biffa tackles this problem. Yet the problem has come back and continues to affect the daily lives of my constituents.

I know people are fed up with reporting the smells because they feel nothing improves. But it is really important to report any problems directly to Biffa 0116 252 7002 in order for them to track where the smells emanate from.

I have written once again to the Chief Executive of Biffa to express my anger about this issue. I have also arranged another meeting at the Tudor Centre at 6.30pm on Thursday 6 September 2012 which I will be demanding both Biffa and the Environment Agency attend, alongside Council officers.

If you have been affected by the smell, please come along to the meeting.  You can also read about what I’ve been doing here.

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