Rubbish tip near A16 bypass cleared

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Asbestos sheets and other rubbish dumped on land just outside Spalding has now been cleared away, South Holland District Council has confirmed.

Workmen and specialist contractors removed the rubbish on Friday after the fly-tipping dump near the old B1173 Cowbit Road, in an area known as Cowbit Wash, was highlighted in the Spalding Guardian on Thursday.

Other rubbish, including plastic tiling, bricks and empty pop bottles were dumped over a period of days and the council has warned that anyone caught fly-tipping faces a hefty fine if taken to court.

Councillor Roger Gambba-Jones, cabinet member for waste management, said: “It is an issue which has a direct detrimental impact on residents’ lives and one which both blights the landscape and costs taxpayers money to remove.”