Local MP, Victoria Prentis, has written to residents in Finmere, Mixbury and Newton Purcell following ongoing reports of an unpleasant odour originating from the Finmere Landfill Facility.
Victoria has been in regular contact with the Environment Agency for the past few months about the facility, which was served with a Suspension Notice back in April. Alongside the issue of the odour, there have been concerns about over-tipping at the site and poor waste management.
In Victoria’s letter to residents, she reminded them of the telephone number to complain so that the Environment Agency can understand the severity of the situation and monitor it closely.
Writing in her letter, Victoria said: “The Environment Agency has told me that their investigation at the site continues. Given ongoing enforcement action, it is critical that the Environment Agency can understand the level of nuisance caused by the odour. For them to do this, residents should complain whenever necessary using the incident hotline: 0800 807 060.
“I remain absolutely committed to finding a satisfactory resolution for all residents. In my conversations with the Environment Agency I have made it clear to them that enforcement proceedings must progress. They have reassured me that they keep residents updated, but it goes without saying that if you have any concerns, please contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org.”