Search

Families demand action over factory stench

PUBLISHED: 12:51 30 January 2019

Banham Poultry in Attleborough. Picture Simon Parkin.

Banham Poultry in Attleborough. Picture Simon Parkin.

Archant

Families in a Norfolk town are demanding action over the stench from a nearby factory which many said was making daily life miserable.

Rhodri Oliver, Conservative candidate for Attleborough. Pic: Norfolk Conservatives.Rhodri Oliver, Conservative candidate for Attleborough. Pic: Norfolk Conservatives.

Banham Poultry, whose processing plant is a short walk from Attleborough town centre, apologised last week after families in the town reported a “smell like rotting flesh” flooding their homes, caused by an equipment failure.

On Wednesday January 23, the factory released a statement claiming the issue had been fixed, but many in the town were not satisfied with the response and said foul odour had been a problem since the plant was built four years ago.

Rhodri Oliver, Norfolk County Councillor for Attleborough, said he was concerned that no final solution had been found and has called a meeting at 3pm, Saturday, February 2 at at Connaught Hall, The Frances Room on Station Road.

Mr Oliver, who also represents the Attleborough Queens and Besthorpe ward on Breckland District Council, said: “If people are interested in discussing a solution to the problem I will act as a mediator to liaise between the community, the environmental agency and Banham Poultry,”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury