Posted Sunday, January 20th, 2019

Believe it or not, there’s a house behind this jungle of overgrown ivy, which become so out of control it has spread into adjoining properties.

One neighbour said: “It’s unbelievable, it’s everywhere. It’s taking over the empty house and people are worried about it spreading to their properties.” “We keep our house in order, but now we’ve got this coming over an asbestos garage roof at the back. “It’s blocking light off people, I really don’t know how people in Spa Road are putting up with it.”

 

A Preston Council spokesperson insisted it is acting on the matter, with its Empty Homes Team having traced the owner and officers “actively working towards bringing the property back into use as a home.” They added: “The significantly overgrown ivy at the rear of this and several other properties have been identified within this work, and our team is currently exploring all the options available to them to get the overgrowth removed at the earliest opportunity, including possible enforcement action.”

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