Furious neighbours in a Twickenham street have accused town hall chiefs in Hounslow of turning a blind eye to a hazardous mountain of rubbish heaped near an Isleworth school which is slowly creeping into their gardens.
Residents of Marlow Crescent have long complained to Hounslow Council about a fly-tipping problem in the grounds of Ivybridge Primary School. But Civic Centre environment bosses claim the area is an unreachable 'no man's land' and they have washed their hands of the problem.
Marlow Crescent resident Roz Jenkins, 28, said: "My fence has now completely collapsed, the rubbish is just spilling in to my garden. It must have been accumulating for the last 20 years and is about 3ft high and 10ft back.
"I was looking through it and it was like the generation game. I found a pram and a deep fat fryer and I'm sure there are rodents living in there."
A Hounslow Council spokesman said: "The rubbish appears to have been from a house clearance where the contents were dumped over the fence from Richmond into Hounslow. The area can't be accessed from the school side due to the tree line, vegetation and a ditch.
"When an officer went to view the site, they could only gain limited access through a Richmond resident's property, from where the whole area couldn't be seen.
"We are in touch with Richmond to see if we can resolve the problem, but, for obvious reasons, our resources are focused on helping our residents."