September 23, 2021, 20:44

    Man stopped from entering his own home by neighbour’s 8ft mound of rubbish

    Man stopped from entering his own home by neighbour’s 8ft mound of rubbish

    A man claims he has been prevented from entering his own home after his neighbour piled his rubbish 8ft high.

    Paul Stephenson says he had to clear a way to his front door on Thursday to get inside the terraced property.

    The charity worker says the rubbish is the product of major refurbishment work taking place at the empty, neighbouring property.

    And he claims the rubbish has been piling up for over a month.

    Beds, bricks, plaster, furniture and beds now block his view from his front door.

    Mr Stephenson said that while gutting the interior, workmen have simply flung items on the floor below, at the property in Birmingham.

    Speaking to Birmingham Live, Mr Stephenson said: “Thursday was the final straw.

    "It just cascaded down. I actually had to move items to get into my own house. I had to move a heavy door, bed and other stuff.”

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    The rubbish left at the home in Birmingham

    "Thankfully, I’m able bodied. If I wasn’t, I’d be in big trouble.

    “It stinks as well and there’s the constant problem of walking it through the house.”

    Paul, who has lived in the house all his life, has complained to Birmingham City Council over flytipping and potential vermin problems and he has also contacted the fire service.

    He added: “That’s one of my big fears.

    “Late at night, you get people sitting on the wall and smoking cigarettes. I worry the whole lot could go up.

    “It’s a public hazard. It’s a Godsend the rain has damped it down.

    “There’s no skip. The workmen come and go at odd hours.

    “I find it totally disrespectful and the problem is I can’t find anyone who can do something about it. The stuff on the pavement is a safety issue.

    “The fire service say they can’t do anything because it’s a private property. It’s nonsensical.

    “The irony is I’ve spent years taking part in voluntary litter-picks and I’ve got this on my doorstep.

    Birmingham Council has been contacted for comment.


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