‘Monster house’ overrun with dog droppings and trash terrifies kids – fr

‘Monster house’ overrun with dog droppings and trash terrifies kids – fr

An abandoned, overgrown property leaves children in the area terrified – and neighbors panic that the cost of damage to their own homes is in the thousands.
Since the owner of the property moved out four years ago, the climbing ivy and other foliage in the front garden has grown completely out of control.

Greenery has now almost engulfed the entire house, covering all the windows and almost the entire door to the front of the property.

Neighbors fear they could face thousands of pounds of damage to their home as a result of living so close to the property, the Liverpool Echo reports.

They also say that the chaotic front garden was used as a dumping ground, with people even pushing their animal’s droppings into the shrubs.

Neighbors are unhappy with overgrown shrubs

Locals on Alfred Street in Widnes, Cheshire have described the overgrown house as a minor tourist attraction and say local children call it ‘the monster house’.

They claimed the owner of the property – who had studied horticulture – had promised to deal with the green threat, but so far nothing had been done.

They also called the Halton Council’s environmental health department, but so far they haven’t taken any action either.

The greenery has completely engulfed the facade of the house

Next door neighbor Paul Miller compared the house to something from an iconic sci-fi novel where Earth has been invaded by giant carnivorous plants.

He said, “It’s like something from Day of the Triffids. You expect him to drag you out into the garden and eat you or something.

Funeral director Paul, 52, said the front garden of the empty house was filled with ivy, a tree, brambles and ‘all kinds’ and people also threw bottles and trash in the undergrowth.

Dog walkers left bags full of their pet’s droppings and passers-by stopped to pick blackberries.

You can pretty much see the front door of the property

He added: “You see people walking past and stopping to take pictures, people said ‘you should organize jungle tours’.

Concerned about the cost he might incur, Paul commissioned a professional surveyor to write a damage report.

Much to her dismay, blockages in the gutters caused water damage to her own property, estimated at around £ 4,000.

Wife Beverley, 53, has lived on the property for 22 years.

She said, “I just think it’s disgusting. “

House invaded Widnes
Damage to neighboring properties could amount to thousands

The couple saw council environmental health officers touring the property, but said no action had been taken on the condition of the foliage.

She added: “The situation has become unbearable.”

“Halton’s council refuses to get involved despite the legislative power to do so.”

In a response, the owner of the property, Jeff Duggan, said: “The two ivy plants will be cut down next week, I am sorry for any inconvenience caused.”

Halton City Council has yet to respond to a request for comment.


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