Garbage and dead rats prevent children from playing in their own garden

Jane Hill, 48, believes the landfill is responsible for a recent rat infestation in her home (Picture: MEN Media)

A grand council has been accused of allowing vermin and fly dumps outside a family’s home to become infected so badly that they are effectively trapped inside.

Jane Hill, 48, says rodents and overflowing bins just yards from her home in Longsight, Manchester, forced her to ban her children from playing outside.

The ‘disgusting’ state of the property came to a head when she spotted a rat crawling in her bedroom, prompting her to move her mattress downstairs into the living room where she has been sleeping ever since.

Although Manchester City Council sent pest control officers to deal with the infestation, the rats are still on the loose outside, Jane claims.

Meanwhile, a broken fence in the driveway that runs alongside his property has gone unfixed, creating an opening for dumpsters to dump rubbish undetected.

Jane told Manchester Evening News: ‘We can’t live like this.

“We have a main road ahead and I have an autistic child. So where do I let it go?

I can’t let him kick a ball down the aisle. How to play in the garden? There are two dead rats over there. I will not let my children get sick.

Manchester mum says ???  disgusting???  fly tipping near her home prevents her children from playing in their own garden.  Jane Hill says vermin and overflowing bins are causing hardship for her family in Longsight.  The discarded rubbish lies a few yards from his house in a lane off Stockport Road.  The problem led to many dead rats in his garden???  meaning her 12-year-old autistic son can't play outside.  She fears the ???disgusting???  snatching flies poses a serious health risk ???  We can't live like this,???  the 48-year-old told the Manchester Evening News.

The 48-year-old fears her children will get sick if they play in the area (Picture: MEN Media)

Manchester mum says ???  disgusting???  fly tipping near her home prevents her children from playing in their own garden.  Jane Hill says vermin and overflowing bins are causing hardship for her family in Longsight.  The discarded rubbish lies a few yards from his house in a lane off Stockport Road.  The problem led to many dead rats in his garden???  meaning her 12-year-old autistic son can't play outside.  She fears the ???disgusting???  snatching flies poses a serious health risk ???  We can't live like this,???  the 48-year-old told the Manchester Evening News.

A broken fence allows dumpsters to dump rubbish from the main road undetected (Picture: MEN Media)

Jane continued: ‘There are always dead rats in that alley and it’s a health hazard. The dumpers throw bags everywhere.

‘It’s utterly disgusting. It’s horrible and it stinks.

The mum said the council had ‘done their best’ and their letting agents were ‘fantastic’, while a local councilor blamed some of the blame on slow talks with the neighboring landowner.

A spokesman for Manchester City Council said work to install new fencing along the driveway had been organized and would start “immediately”.

Manchester mum says ???  disgusting???  fly tipping near her home prevents her children from playing in their own garden.  Jane Hill says vermin and overflowing bins are causing hardship for her family in Longsight.  The discarded rubbish lies a few yards from his house in a lane off Stockport Road.  The problem led to many dead rats in his garden???  meaning her 12-year-old autistic son can't play outside.  She fears the ???disgusting???  snatching flies poses a serious health risk ???  We can't live like this,???  the 48-year-old told the Manchester Evening News.

Rodents scurrying into the area can easily make their way onto Jane’s property (Picture: MEN Media)

Councilor Tracey Rawlins, Executive Member for the Environment, said: ‘We understand there is a problem here as we have previously removed rubbish from the area.

“Our agents have been working with the adjacent landowner for several months to resolve the issue of the broken fence as we are aware this is part of the reason flytipping incidents have occurred here.

“Unfortunately this has taken longer than expected but funding has been secured to install additional fencing on this border and site surveys and work to replace the fence should begin immediately.

“In the meantime, any further fly spills will be removed as quickly as possible to remove the pest attraction.”

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