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Complaints over 'rotten corpses' smell in Lincoln and North Hykeham

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: September 21, 2012

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Baffled councillors will be meeting next week to discuss a pungent smell which is sweeping across parts of Lincolnshire.

The odour has been lingering around the Hykeham and Brant Road area for almost two weeks – and the authorities have had an "enormous number" of complaints.

Now, in an unusual move, North Hykeham Town Council will discuss the matter at a meeting on Wednesday, September 26.

Peter Cole, of South Hykeham, said: "It smells like rotting corpses.

"I first noticed it around ten days ago and it's not getting better.

"We're quite used to things being dumped on fields but those smells go away fairly quickly.

"This seems to be particularly pungent."

Wallace Lee, chairman of the town council's environment committee, said: "One person said it smells like chicken manure and other people have said it smells like sewage.

"The Environment Agency and council have had an enormous number of complaints.

"They are working hard to find the source but can't identify it."

Mr Lee said many people accepted that the town could be exposed to smells from farms and fields.

However, he explained the current odour was worse than normal.

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  • Discthrower  |  September 26 2012, 8:37AM

    This is clearly a Government plan to balance out the stench from the tip on Station Road. I cannot believe anyone in North Hykeham still has a sense of smell.

  • MrAWG45  |  September 22 2012, 8:27AM

    "in an unusual move, North Hykeham Town Council will discuss the matter at a meeting on Wednesday, September 26." well, that will solve the problem. Adding hot air to foul air.

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  • Gnome_Chomsky  |  September 21 2012, 10:52PM

    InsideStory - I passed through Hykeham earlier today and didn't notice anybody stuffing corpses up their back alleys. Is there something you know that the rest of us should be aware of?

  • InsideStory  |  September 21 2012, 6:36PM

    Maybe those complaining might have their heads too far up their ?????? *_*

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  • Roadscource  |  September 21 2012, 12:47PM

    "Complaints over 'rotten corpses' smell in Lincoln and North Hykeham" Got to state the obvious, has anyone checked for a corpse?

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  • AnnNom  |  September 21 2012, 12:12PM

    Meadow Lane, South Hykeham. But don't take my word for it, go and see.

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  • mrpdoff  |  September 21 2012, 9:44AM

    Follow your nose!

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  • Whiley45  |  September 21 2012, 8:57AM

    Could be an unusually high incidence of the fungi called Stinkhorn!

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  • rascall1  |  September 21 2012, 8:41AM

    If it is staying in that area is it poossible the old refuse sites are breaking wind. just hope if it is this it does not explode, could you imagine the fallout

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