Work has started clearing a wooded area off Faulkners Lane in Harbledown

Work to clear “reeking cesspit” has started

Canterbury City Council has started work clearing one of the county’s worst grot spots of its piles of litter.

Rubbish including plastic bottles full of urine had been massing at a wooded area off Faulkners Lane in Harbledown by a lay-by next to the A2.

Anti-litter campaigner Beverley Paton had described the mess as “unbelievable” and a “reeking cesspit”.

The area is owned by Highways England and is the responsibility of Canterbury City Council to keep clean.

Staff from Serco, the council’s cleaning contractor, are undertaking the work.

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