RESIDENTS have expressed their disappointment after Launceston’s community woodland has been subject to flytipping.
The community woodland, which is located on the Pennygillam Industrial Estate, opened only last year after extensive work carried out by volunteers and local businesses.
However today (February 9), residents walking through the site have spotted that it is looking less than up to standard after it appears fly tippers have used the spot to dump unsightly trash in the beauty spot.
Bags of rubbish, cardboard, wood and even windows are among some of the waste which has been left in woods.
Sophie Pooley, a resident who walks the woods during her lunch break at work, told The Post that the mess she witnessed came merely months after a community project to improve and maintain the woods, including a new wood-chipped path and other maintenance of the nature facility.
She said: “Its deceptive in the pictures how bad it actually is, it’s worse than the pictures show.
“The flytipping and mess is horrific. There are plastic bags tied to trees, dog mess, bottles of urine alongside all this commercial waste. I believe it is mostly business owners dumping and lorry drivers parked up sleeping.
“When it becomes broken glass and crushed tins of drink and metal sheets, it's definitely a hazard for the dogs and those who use the woods and as for the bottles of urine, that’s potentially a biohazard.”