Villager forced to clean up faeces from bus stop drugs spot

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Drug taking, urination and defecation have led plans for a bus shelter being closed off in a village near Lincoln.

Mr and Mrs Irving, of Spencer Court, Sturton by Stow have been given permission by West Lindsey District Council to brick up a bus shelter attached to their property, removing the internal wall to extend their garage and workshop.

Documents submitted to the authority by Grey Castle Architectural said: “The reason for the alterations are due to an increase in anti-social behaviour taking place within the existing shelter – including but not limited to alcohol consumption, use of illegal substances, rough sleeping, urination and defecation.

It will be replaced a shelter similar in style to one which sits outside the church opposite.

“The current owner regularly has to clean and disinfect the space which is used by members of the public on a daily basis.”

The parish council is set to provide a replacement shelter similar to one opposite.

Approving the plans, officers said the designs would preserve the setting and character of nearby Grade II Listed buildings and would not be detrimental to the area.

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