Angela and Kevin O’Donnell tried to raise the issue with the meetinghouse tenant, but could never get anyone to answer the door
(Image: Angela O’Donnell)
A pile of rubbish in a back garden is so large it can be seen on Google Earth.
The huge heap of rubbish is deserted and, in addition to its disgusting stench, attracts vermin.
Angela and Kevin O’Donnell have attempted to raise the issue with the tenant who lives at the community center, reports the Birmingham Mail.
They’ve never been able to get an answer from the door, and so seldom are they concerned that the occupant inside might be dead.
The couple have complained to Birmingham City Council and the Environment Agency every week but claim nothing has been done.
Fortunately, the stinking pile of rubbish was removed on Friday after it became known.
Angela said: “There have been reports of rats coming to the door along with pigeons and all kinds of seagulls.
“The smell isn’t nice either. It’s depressing. The neighbors went to the council l to.”
Angela and Kevin, who said they hadn’t seen the tenant next door in at least two years, bought the home they own from the council and rented it out.
The couple live in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, with their ten-year-old son.
Recent images on Google Earth showed the pile of rubbish strewn about the maisonette’s rear garden, which was wedged on either side by neat gardens.
Angela, a 45-year-old mortgage consultant, confirmed that she had attempted to contact the tenant.
They were also concerned as they had not seen the occupant of the neighboring property, who had not been seen for weeks.
But the pile of rubbish remained and was not removed by the local authority, raising concerns about rats and hygiene.
It led to fears that something had happened to the owner of the property.
She said: “It’s odd, we looked through the window once because I was worried they had died and the next day a bottle of milk had been moved.
“The situation has worsened. I see this as a social matter – but so should the Council.”
A spokesman for local authority said: “Birmingham City Council apologizes for the distress this situation has caused.
“We have reached out to the tenant to help them clear their garden as we are aware of the impact this is having on neighbours.
“As part of this ongoing support we cleared the garden today and will be working with the tenant to ensure it remains clean.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pile-rubbish-back-garden-big-27026028 Pile of rubbish in the back garden, so big it can be seen on Google Earth