Edinburgh parents fume after fly-tippers dump heaps of rubbish outside nursery

Parents at an Edinburgh nursery have hit out after persistent fly-tipping has reportedly blocked the only access route to and from the building.

Parents with children who attend the Forest Kindergarten nursery at Hawkill Woods, Greendykes Road, say that the site has been a magnet for household waste and dangerous objects being dumped since January.

With the school accommodating children aged between three and four, parents have told Edinburgh Live it is only a matter of time before a child is injured, with smashed glass and pieces of wood with nails exposed among items being left.

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On Tuesday evening, one parent reported a huge pile of rubbish which had been left recently to the council’s help page on X and attached several other pictures of incidents going back as far as January 2024.

The woman claims parents have consistently reported all incidents and while the rubbish is eventually cleared up, it poses a risk to children and anyone else accessing the site, as well as blocking part of the only road in and out.

Parents say the sharp and dangerous items being dumped is an ‘accident waiting to happen’.

After contacting the council about the issue, Transport and Environment Convener Scott Arthur told us it is being investigated further and the council has also asked for patrols of the area to be carried out to catch those responsible.

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