AN ANDOVER resident frustrated by the constant litter on his estate is urging a housing association to resolve the issue. 

A King Arthurs Way resident, who has asked not to be named, said he feels like he is not being listened to or acknowledged by the Aster Group, which manages some of the area. 

Since August, the resident and his neighbours have contacted the housing association various times to try and resolve the issue of litter, including cigarette butts, being thrown outside their homes. 

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They said: "Every time the rubbish is cleared up after not long it returns again and I am once again waiting for a call back from Aster.

"I have lived in this area for almost 40 years and there has never been a problem until this past year. We have to see this rubbish every day as we leave our homes, it's extremely frustrating. It should not be happening as much as it is!"

The resident said that although Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC) work hard to clear the public footpath, this isn't enough to keep the area tidy. 

A spokesperson for Aster Group said: “Our neighbourhood officers carry out regular inspections and where we see rubbish or items we believe may have been discarded by our residents, we do raise it as an issue. The resident responsible is expected to remove it within a reasonable time or we will remove it at a cost.

“We’re currently investigating this particular issue and will be visiting the site to assess the situation.”

Cllr Nick-Adams King, portfolio holder for environmental services AT TVBC, said: “Our aim is to keep the public areas for which we are responsible as clean and as pleasant as possible, and to further improve the standard of cleanliness and appearance of the borough. Our street cleaning operatives work every day of the year, except Christmas Day, to achieve this aim.

"We have installed litter and dog waste bins throughout the borough and our environmental enforcement team patrols with a zero-tolerance approach to littering offences."

If anyone wishes to report any littering issues, Cllr Nick-Adams urged people get in contact with the council to investigate.