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Tip traffic traps us in our homes - residents

PEOPLE living near the Mangotsfield recycling centre say traffic queuing to enter the tip is leading to road rage - and keeps them stuck on their estate for hours at a time.

Roads around the Carsons Road Sort It centre are regularly jammed, both with people in cars waiting for a place at the parking bays and South Gloucestershire Council recycling lorries queuing to unload.

Demands for action were made at the full council meeting on May 16, where a 173-signature petition calling for action was handed in - and the decision to cut the size of black rubbish bins was blamed for an increase in people using the site.

Stewart Hadley-Clarke, who lives on the Siston Hill estate nearby, shared pictures of the queuing traffic with the Downend Voice after telling councillors the surrounding roads could no longer cope with the tip traffic.

He told the council: “There have been occasions where 

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