Newcastle-Under-Lyme town centre businesses affected by the Walleys Quarry issues have been letting us know their concerns, and we’ve been listening.
Business owners are continuing to tell us that the presence of the foul odours emanating from the site are having a detrimental effect on their trade, both in the town centre and outside the ring road. Some of the issues being highlighted relate to ventilation, staff welfare and wellbeing, as well as serious complaints and concerns from customers.
Our BID Chair, Eddie Leligdowicz, has written to the local MP, Aaron Bell, the Leader of Newcastle-Under-Lyme Borough Council, Cllr Simon Tagg, and the Environmental Health Officer to commend their support of the #StopTheStink campaign and to make sure the voices of our businesses are heard.
We will continue to lobby on behalf of BID businesses, shoppers and town centre visitors for a speedy resolution to the ongoing issues, and we urge shops, cafes, pubs and venues to log any issues they have with staff welfare and custom. Please pass any information onto our BID team or to the Council directly.
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