PILES OF rubbish causing an eyesore near Greenfield Railway Station are to be removed after enquiries by the Saddleworth Independent.
A disgusted reader sent this picture into the newspaper, showing the build up of litter thrown over from Oldham Road down onto the embankment behind the tracks.
He said: “It’s such a shame people litter like this and make a mess of the community for everyone else.”
A spokesman for Network Rail confirmed: “We are aware of a build up of litter on our land at Greenfield station and will clear it as soon as possible.
“We urge everyone to dispose of their litter responsibly to help keep the surrounding environment pleasant for everyone.”
A spokesperson for Oldham Council added: “Cleaning up our communities costs the council and residents around £1m each year, so if we all cleared up after ourselves this would not only help improve the area but also save money.
“The council will take enforcement action against those who are found to have dropped litter or left fly tipping and this includes issuing fixed penalty notices or legal action.”
If you see anyone littering or fly-tipping report them to Oldham Council on 0161 770 2244 or submit a report online via www.oldham.gov.uk