Speeding waste lorries make elderly Bradley couple’s life a misery
AN ELDERLY Bradley couple claim that their lives are being made a misery by lorries using a landfill site.
Frank and Irene Orwin say dozens of large container lorries speed past their house and neighbours’ homes daily, despite a 15mph speed limit being in place.
They claim that some of the lorries arrive as early as 6.30am which is strictly against the licensing rules. Last week one crashed into a lamp-post in the narrow road, causing it to topple over. The residents are still waiting for the street light to be replaced.
The couple live in Westwood Street, just off Lower Quarry Road which is the access road to the massive Bradley Park landfill site. Much of the road is single track and one section contains an old railway bridge with a weight limit of 38 tonnes.
The tip is owned by Syngenta and Mrs Orwin says that there were no problems until a Scottish company took over running the tip earlier this year. The firm is listed as Bradley Park Waste Management Ltd, of West George Street, Glasgow, on a board at the entrance to the tip. However, their contact telephone number is listed as being in Huddersfield.