Action is being sought from the Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency as a factory on Albert Hill is creating a nuisance by operating outside of prescribed working hours.
The factory, JW Recycling (formerly Just Wood), overlooks the Rockwell River Restoration scheme and housing in Springfield. Residents have complained to us about the noise, which can go on into the evening. Company staff have also been seen collecting items from outside the fence before leaving the operation.
The factory has a long history of causing a nuisance to local people, most recently in the summer of last year when a wood-chipping machine sent fragments hurtling into the popular riverside area. Cllr. Andy Scott gave evidence to the Health and Safety Executive which resulted in the company being served a Prohibition Notice regarding the operation of the machine.
We have contacted officers at the Town Hall, and they have told us that the matter will be taken up with the company, and that the Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency will also be contacted.
This is a long-standing problem, and local people need to know that the company will stop its anti-social methods of operation.