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Derby to Ripley section of A38. Disgusting amounts of litter and debris in and the verges.

Reported via mobile in the Litter (NH) category anonymously at 20:42, Sun 27 February 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3348577.

The amount of little on the Northbound carriageway from Derby travelling towards Ripley on the A38 was absolutely disgusting. Miles of the side of the carriageway was full of debris from vehicles, leftover broken roadworking rubbish, litter, plastic, bottles, you name it is has been thrown from cars or left on side of road. Please could you instigate a litter pick along this section of road. Whilst travelling we were passed by a Dutch family obviously on holiday in the county. I felt physically embarrassed that this much litter has been allowed to gather. It looks like years and years worth.

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways concerning litter on the A38. We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 23 Mach 22.

    Can we please ask that you check back on this date for an update.

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 10:43, Wed 2 March 2022

  • Thank you for contacting National Highways regarding litter.

    The responsibility for this issue, on this road, is that of the local authority.

    Could we please ask that you contact them to resolve.

    Contact details for local authorities can be found by using the search facility at:

    Thank you,

    National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 12:58, Thu 3 March 2022

  • Can I please report that absolutely nothing has been done about the debris and litter on the A38 - it is beyond disgusting! I am a visitor now as having lived in Derbyshire for 30 years I am now a resident of Scotland - I have been shocked by the contrast! Derbyshire is now an embarrassment to visiting tourists and to the people who live here and pay very large council tax bills - please please do something about it

    Posted anonymously at 12:26, Wed 1 March 2023

  • I have previously contacted the council about the A38 approach road to the Royal Derby Hospital which is absolutely disgusting. This is just one road on which litter of all kinds, including car debris, plastic bollards as well as takeaway detritus, bottles, plastic containers are flung. It is acutely embarrassing that we the locals, as well as visitors to the city, are constantly exposed to such a mess. With the new community payback initiative a regular system be put into motion for regular clean-ups?

    Posted anonymously at 16:42, Mon 27 March 2023

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