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Conservatives want a pest control team in MK - Conservative Press Release

Conservative Press Release: Conservatives are calling for a new pest team in Milton Keynes to tackle the increasing issue with rats in the city.


MK Council hasn’t had a pest control team for many years, but now Cllrs are arguing it’s time to equip an operational team to tackle the growing rat and pest problems afflicting areas across the city.

With missed waste collections becoming more common, with fly-tipping and litter still a real issue and MK growing faster than ever before, rats are soaring and causing problems for residents.

Last year, residents in council-owned properties across the city were reporting problems with rat infestations. Disturbingly, one mother-of-three, living in a council flat in Bletchley, spoke about rat infestations that saw animals chewing through her cupboards, daughter’s bed and sofa.

The Labour and Liberal Democrat Council was accused of ignoring the problem.

Now the local Conservatives say that the Council should be committed to spending £120k in the budget and supporting areas suffering from rat infestations.

They added that it was clear that MK Council has had its eye off the ball and echoed residents concerns about the Council ignoring the problem.

Cllr Alex Walker, Leader of the Conservative Group, said:

“For a growing city that already suffers from missed waste collections and excessive littering, it is no wonder that rat infestations are becoming more common.

The Council needs to take a leading role in tackling this issue. There current plan will not be enough to deal with it. We want to double the planned budget so there can be a properly resourced teamthat can be proactive in dealing with the issue, rather than reactive.”

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