Pensioner's action calls over rubbish
A GWENDRAETH Valley pensioner says the problem with litter outside his house is so bad that he has "worn a few brushes out" cleaning it up.
Irwin Harry has called on Carmarthenshire Council to sort out the problem near his High Street home in Tumble, which he says has been a problem for years.
The 78-year-old said: "For years I have been phoning the council because of the mess — it is not just me — it affects about 20 houses here.
"I phoned them the day after Christmas and they said they couldn't help me — they just don't do anything about it.
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"I brush out the front every day — I have even worn a few brushes out.
"I'm knocking my head against the wall — it's making my property look dirty.
"I have got enough worries looking after my wife, who has got Alzheimer's — I would just like them to send someone up more regularly to sort out the problems we have here."
But the council's head of street scene Mario Cresci said environmental enforcement officers saw no evidence of any litter in front of Mr Harry's property.
He said: "The officers also spoke to the resident who said that his complaint was in relation to the changes in rubbish collections over the festive period.
"Unfortunately, the changes in days of collection were unavoidable due to the bank holidays."