RESIDENTS have expressed their frustration after fly-tippers returned to their street just weeks after two years worth of rubbish was cleared.

It's been a long battle for residents to get the ginnel behind Burberry Close in Bierley cleaned with many expressing "relief" after it was removed.

But it was "too good to be true" says neighbour Leann who reported yet another case to Bradford Council last week. It has since been cleared again.

With disturbed rats entering their garden and the issue flaring up again, the street has asked for a fence to block the gaps between their homes and the ginnel.

Katie, who lives next door, had previously told the T&A how she is forced to cleanse her garden and check for rats before her children can play outside.

"I don't want to leave it and end up taking another two years to get it shifted," Leanne told the Telegraph & Argus.

"I don't know why they do it - it's free to go to the tip, it's vile.

"The number of rats that have been around since they cleared is horrendous. They have obviously been disturbed.

"Unfortunately it was too good to be true."

Ward councillors have urged locals in the area to report any information -no matter how small - which could lead to the culprits being identified.

They branded the fly-tipping "disgusting".

In a joint statement, Tong ward councillors Cllr Michael Johnson, Cllr Kausar Mukhtar and Cllr Alan Wainwright said: “Flytipping is a disgusting act which shows utter disregard for other people.

"When we’ve spoken with local residents in the past the council has cleaned up waste from this site multiple times and neighbourhood wardens have worked with partner agencies like Incommunities to combat the problem in the area. As ward councillors we are keen to work with the local residents in tackling this blight that they are faced with due to the sheer selfishness of others. We also urge local residents to pass on any information they may have about flytipping to us in confidence, so that together we can get the problem dealt with and the culprits prosecuted.”

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, backed the call for people to report those involved.

She said: “All incidents of fly-tipping are investigated by Bradford Council to try and identify anything among the rubbish which can indicate its source so we can take action.

“Bradford Council employs a range of measures to tackle fly-tipping including CCTV cameras to catch the culprits and seizing vehicles known to be involved in fly-tipping.

“We really need people to help us in our battle against this crime. If anyone sees fly-tipping taking place, please note down as many details as possible, including vehicle licence plate numbers and inform the Council.”

To report fly-tipping in Bradford district, call 01274 431000 or visit