By Oliver Hall
An abandoned mountain of scrap tyres is sparking fears about a towns safety.
An eviction notice has been issued at the industrial premises in Middlewich where the tyres have built up and are unaccounted for.
However, despite warnings that the site could cause one of the worst fires in the town’s history, it is still still not clear when the tyres and other waste will be removed.
The premises in Aston Way, Midpoint 18 business park, was previously being leased by Systems Integrated Tyre Recycling (SITR) from landlord Seddon Estates, according to a report in the Middlewich Guardian.
Gary Cronnolley, managing director of Manga-Fu, a waste management company that has dealings with tyre recycling said: “I find it unbelievable that this sort of thing goes on.
“The people of Middlewich should be aware that should this site be tampered with, the effects would be far more devastating than anything that has happened previously.
“Middlewich folk are all against the proposals for an incinerator and I believe that this site truly is dangerous.
“People should rally up and all post official complaints to the local Government.”
Marianne Webb, of the Environment Agency, said: “The Environment Agency is aware that there is an eviction order on the tenants of this site.
“We are working with the landowners to discuss what will happen to the tyres which are currently on site.”
Tyre fires are known to cause devastation. More than 2,000 tonnes of rubber set alight at a tyre shredding factory in Cambridgeshire this year and took seven weeks to extinguish.