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Calls made for clear up of eyesore Netherton land
12:00pm Sunday 26th August 2012 in News
A NETHERTON councillor has called for action over an overgrown and littered piece of land belonging to a residential care home.
Ward councillor Qadar Zada said the plot of land adjacent to Nethercrest Nursing Home in Brewster Street has become an “eyesore” for neighbours in the area and was in urgent need of maintenance.
He also raised fears a wall on the land is unstable and could cause serious injury if it gives way.
Cllr Zada, who also claimed the land was possibly infested with rodents, said: “We really can’t entertain a situation where local residents are regularly pleading to have the land next to them looking respectable. It’s all about being a responsible neighbour. I don’t expect this from someone whose primary role is to look and care after people”
Tim Rudman, a spokesman for Mimosa Healthcare, which runs Nethercrest, said: “Following the claims we have investigated the situation and our maintenance man has strimmed the area, which he does every five weeks to try to keep it in some kind of order.
“He will now also treat it with rat poison treatment, although we haven’t seen any evidence of infestation.
“We have also looked at the wall and although it does not look like it will come down it does appear to have cracks in it so we will have a builder go out and assess it in the next week“.