Great Grimsby MP Melanie Onn calls Parliamentary debate after constituents’ concerns about the odour from Pyewipe WRC
The Labour MP called the debate after complaints about the smell from West Marsh and Freshney residents from the Anglian Water run site
Grimsby’s Labour MP Melanie Onn used a Westminster Hall debate yesterday (23rd March) to raise the issue of putrid smells coming from the Pyewipe WRC near areas of the West Marsh and Freshney and the poor responsiveness to complaints that left a constituent waiting 8 months for a reply to a grievance.
The Labour MP secured the debate on odour nuisance coming from waste water treatment plans and blasted practices that have seen constituents struggle to see positive outcomes from their complaints about the smells from the plant.
During the debate Ms Onn said:
‘Nuisance smells affect residents’ ability to open their windows on hot days, enjoy their gardens and walk along the River Haven.
They make them feel uncomfortable about inviting friends or family to visit their homes. Ultimately, they make our streets and communities far less open and enjoyable, as people choose to stay inside to avoid the odour, try to mask it with air fresheners or avoid the area altogether and go elsewhere.
It is not right that my constituents are forced to put up with putrid odours in their homes, which can have a negative effect on their lives.’