Connah's Quay man's anger at bin lorries ripping up garden

Published date: 26 February 2014 |
Published by: Romilly Scragg 
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A FATHER-OF-TWO has spoken of his anger and concern at the repeated destruction of his garden by council vehicles.

Michael Medenica, who lives in Bermeer Close in Connah’s Quay, says bin wagons have now destroyed his lawn five times in the last year.

The council has already had to returf Mr Medenica’s garden twice and reseed it once.

But Mr Medenica said promises to repair damage done three weeks ago had come to nothing.

“They said they’d fix it but nothing’s been done. Then last week they drove over it again. It’s in a terrible state now. It’s constant,” he added.

Mr Medenica said he was also afraid his three-year-old son Michael and six-year-old Amelia-Mae could be injured.

“I’m concerned about my children and the other children in the street because of the dangerous driving.

“The lorries drive up onto the kerb and then up onto the the garden.”

Mr Medenica, who has lived at the property for 10 years, said the problem was caused by Flintshire Council Streetscene workers having to drive around a car parked outside a neighbour’s home.

“It’s outside his own house,” he said. “They could knock on his door and ask him to move it or they could park and wheel the bins to the truck.

“There are only four houses in the cul-de-sac. It’s unacceptable.”

Steve Jones, Flintshire’s head of Streetscene, said all crews were trained to provide support to drivers when reversing and internal investigations were taking place into the events which resulted in the damage to the garden.

“Staff have contacted Mr Medenica and provided him with assurances that repairs to his garden will be carried out once weather conditions allow,” he added.

“The local parking issues will be addressed at the next visit to the area, in order to prevent a reoccurrence of the damage to the garden.”

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  1. Posted by: Hen ddraig at 19:02 on 27 February 2014 Report

    Or Mr Medinica and his three neighbours could wheel their bins to the end of the cul-de-sac, save the council some time and money and leave his lawn undamaged.

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