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A Bristol MP has today called for tighter rules on storing waste to help curb the plague of flies that's affected Avonmouth. Charlotte Leslie told Parliament, residents were being treated "like second class citizens". Bob Constantine reports.
A protest has been held by people in Avonmouth whose homes have been infested with flies for the last two months.
Swarms of the insects, which came from infested bales of biofuel at Avonmouth docks, have been buzzing round the town on a daily basis.
Campaigners say they want to meet with Mayor George Ferguson to see what can be done about the situation.
They've been plagued with flies for nearly two months, now the plight of people living in Avonmouth will be debated in Parliament.
Swarms of the insects, which came from infested bales of biofuel at Avonmouth docks, have been buzzing round local residents homes on a daily basis. Campaigners are now planning to protest at the weekend. Rebecca Broxton reports
Bristol MP Charlotte Leslie will hold a parliamentary debate on an infestation of flies in Avonmouth.
The waste causing the headache for residents has been removed and the recycling company responsible, Boomeco, has been forced to stop operating by the Environment Agency.
But residents like Georgina Dimambro say the flies are still causing huge problems:
Residents in Avonmouth say not enough is being done to flight a fly infestation in their homes.
Today they expressed their frustration to the Mayor of Bristol who was opening a new wind farm near to the portside town.
Tim Walsh reports: