MP supports campaign to clean up lay-by 'eyesore' in Kilsby

Daventry MP Chris Heaton-Harris is backing a campaign to clean up a lay-by in Kilsby.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 5:02 pm
Daventry MP Chris Heaton-Harris at the layby.

Hundreds of people are behind a campaign to get the A5 lay-by closed.

Mr Heaton-Harris visited the site on Friday to hear residents' concerns.

He told the campaigners: “You have a specific, very well defined problem that needs some action."

The MP also indicated that he would write to both Prologis at DIRFT, and Network Rail, with a view to initiating action to make the site less prone to littering in the short term.

Campaigner David Head, who lives in the village, said: "Around 20 residents of Kilsby came along to make their views known to Chris and support the campaign.

"Chris highlighted the new unitary authority West Northamptonshire Council will need to be a part of any solution to the problem, and we will pick this up with our councillors as soon as they have had a chance to get their feet under their new desks."

More than 270 people have backed the campaign so far and many people have also indicated that they would be willing to support legal action to get the lay-by closed.

Volunteer litter-pickers from community clean up group West Haddon Wombles were unable to clear up the site in just one visit.