Town council to step up control treatments regarding 'potential fire hazard and rat breeding ground' at Yishun

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The Nee Soon Town Council has responded to a resident's concerns regarding clutter left behind Block 293 Yishun Street 22.

A Stomper alerted Stomp to the situation and said that the "junk" has been there for years and that she has reported the matter to the town council.

She shared with Stomp photos of the clutter taken on July 18.

"Rats enjoy running beneath all these cabinets stored behind the block," she said.

Apart from the pest problem, she added that the metal cabinets and storage items left behind a supermarket are "unnecessary" and are a potential fire hazard as well.

In response to a Stomp query, a spokesman from the town council said: "The areas mentioned are mostly occupied by shop and business owners who utilise the space for loading and unloading of goods.

"Town Council has been in touch with them and enforcing on the clearance of items, and they have mostly complied.

"However, we note that the issue tends to resurface over time and will be doing another round of checks at the location. 

"Town Council had previously conducted a joint visit with the National Environment Agency (NEA) to advise the coffeeshops and tenants on proper disposal of food waste.

"Rodent population control treatments were also conducted over the last few months.

"In view of the situation, Town Council will step up the control treatments."