Witnesses are urged to report flytippers

Rubbish on the River Welland.

Rubbish on the River Welland.

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A SPALDING man has hit out at the state of the River Welland after spotting several bags of rubbish floating in it last week.

Nuno Alves (34), who lives in the Little London area, said he has seen rubbish floating in the river on a few occasions over the last few weeks.

Rubbish in the River Welland.

Rubbish in the River Welland.

“It’s really bad, it gives a terrible image for the town,” he said.

“People are either throwing the rubbish in the river after they have been drinking too much or simply throwing it away with no regard for anything at all.”

Pictures show black bin liners stuffed with what looks like household rubbish at different locations along the river, including the bridge opposite the White Horse and the bridge at Little London.

A South Holland District Council spokesperson said that reports of fly-tipping in South Holland are dealt with swiftly and emphasised that offenders face a substantial fine if they are found guilty of flytipping.

Anyone with information about dumped refuse is urged to report it directly to the council.

Executive member for Green Spaces, Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, said: “If we receive credible evidence of someone flytipping we will take enforcement action and they would face a substantial fine should it go to court.”