Confusion over land ownership as fly-tipping blights former Dudley TV store

Heaps of rubbish have been fly-tipped on the car park of a former Dudley electrical store.

Some of the rubbish which has been left on the former Gould’s TV store site on Bilston Street, Sedgley
Some of the rubbish which has been left on the former Gould’s TV store site on Bilston Street, Sedgley

Bin bags, mattresses and wood have all been dumped on the site of the former Gould’s TV store on Bilston Street, Sedgley.

The independent business, which went into liquidation in 2018, was based in the former Co-op store on the road – which it leased from the firm.

But bosses at the Midcounties Co-operative confirmed they do not own the land – with the freehold sold off in 2007 and the current owner not known. Councillor Michael Evans, who represents the area, said he had been made aware of the issue – but stressed the land was privately-owned.

He said: “I’ve heard about the situation but it’s private property, so the council will get in touch with the owner and ask them to sort it out.”

A barrier had been placed over the car park – along with a lock – to ensure nobody could access the car park. But this has since been removed

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