What a smell!

SIR - I feel I must put pen to paper,(or in this case fingers to keyboard) to describe how disgusted I was to find that people have to endure almost on a daily basis the foul smell that I experienced while out walking my dog last Thursday. I came out of

SIR - I feel I must put pen to paper,(or in this case fingers to keyboard) to describe how disgusted I was to find that people have to endure almost on a daily basis the foul smell that I experienced while out walking my dog last Thursday. I came out of Chudleigh Fort,East-the-Water, and had entered Eastridge View and was by the gate between Eastridge and Ayres Close and had stopped to talk to a friend. Within seconds, this obnoxious smell had enveloped the area and almost made me physically ill. I have noticed a sewerage type of smell in the area before but nothing on the scale of the smell on this day.Ayres Close has a lot of young families and children play outside in gardens and the older ones in the street. Who knows what is in this smell? I feel if this was a more affluent part of town more would have been done to rectify the problem quicker, as it is this has been ongoing for quite a long time.I understand that South West Water are going to adopt the sewerage pumping plant which appears to be causing the problem and carry out essential works to cure it. Please ,South West Water, get your finger out. Summer is fast approaching and more people will be outdoors, windows will be open and the smell will be in the air. Sharon Lacey, Bideford.


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