'It riles me to the core' - Anger as sofas dumped near Suffolk beauty spot

A number of furniture including a sofa was dumped near a beauty spot in Woodbridge, Suffolk

A number of furniture including a sofa was dumped near a beauty spot in Woodbridge - Credit: Alona Ochert

Residents have been left angered after a large amount of furniture was found fly-tipped near a beauty spot in Woodbridge. 

A three-seater leather sofa, microwave, camp bed and bathroom cabinet were among some of the items dumped in the car park near the National Trust's Kyson Hill site.

The rubbish was found on Sunday afternoon.

A number of items were dumped near the car park

A number of items were dumped near the car park - Credit: Alona Ochert

Alona Ochert, who discovered the fly-tipping said: "It riles me to the core.

"It’s so totally disheartening that somebody has so little respect for wildlife, nature and the community and will sink to such depths as to use a beautiful heathland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to tip their rubbish simply because they couldn’t be bothered to drive the three miles to the council dump.

"My teenage son has been helping run Beachwatch beach cleans since he was 10 years old.

Residents were left angered by the rubbish that was dumped in Woodbridge

Residents were left angered by the rubbish that was dumped in Woodbridge - Credit: Alona Ochert

"During lockdown he would take a litter picker and rubbish bags out with him and come back with a full bag after every walk.

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"Our future generations inherit either our ignorance or wisdom and learn from our mistakes.

"It is up to us to decide which lessons we pass on."

Councillor James Mallinder, East Suffolk Council cabinet member for the Environment said: "There is not one person in the UK who doesn't know we have a climate emergency.

James Mallinder, Conservative cabinet member for the environment at East Suffolk Council. Picture: E

James Mallinder, has said the fly-tipping was unnecessary and unpleasant - Credit: East Suffolk Council

"This is shameful behaviour. This is unnecessary, unpleasant and frankly unsightly.

“The success to our environmental concerns comes when we all work together and we all care about the environment – and that means corresponding appropriate behaviour.”