Avonmouth residents demand tests after fly infestation

Residents in Avonmouth have launched a petition calling for regular tests on air quality around their homes. It follows complaints of dust and flies coming from industries in the neighbouring port of Bristol.

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MP calls for regular air quality testing at Avonmouth

Tests have been taking place on air quality in Avonmouth but the local MP says there should be more Credit: ITV News

People living in Avonmouth have started a petition calling for regular tests on air quality round their homes.

It follows complaints of dust and flies coming from industries in the neighbouring port of Bristol. The city council has agreed to three months' testing of pollution levels. But residents, and their MP, say that's not enough.

The main potential culprits for dust pollution can behave themselves for three months and then go back to the way they were after the dust monitors have gone. And since the port has so many changing cargoes, I don't see it's going to solve any long term problems.

– Charlotte Leslie MP Con, Bristol North West

Avonmouth residents call for air quality tests

One Avonmouth family were forced to eat under a mosquito net.

Residents in Avonmouth have launched a petition calling for regular tests on air quality round their homes.

It follows complaints of dust and flies coming from industries in the neighbouring port of Bristol.

The city council has agreed to three months' testing of pollution levels.

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Protest after homes infested with flies in Avonmouth

Protest after homes infested with flies in Avonmouth Credit: ITV News West Country

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.

Bristol MP to hold parliamentary debate over flies

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:

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