Fly-tipping: 'Tag us in social media posts to help us take action' - says South Holland District Council
Two sofas were found dumped on land near the Sutton Bridge Power Station in the latest blight of fly-tipping.
A dog walker spotted the abandoned furniture along a stretch of the river bank and reported it to the district council.
And she said fly-tipping is happening there on a regular basis, having reported the dumping of a fridge freezer and six car tyres on the same stretch of land last summer.
South Holland District Council has now removed the sofas and is asking people to tag them in any social media posts of fly-tipping so that they can take action.
A spokesperson for the district council said: “Fly-tipping is not only a criminal offence but a scourge on our district. The actions of these mindless individuals cause not only untold environmental damage to wildlife but it affects people’s ability to enjoy the beautiful countryside South Holland has to offer.
“We, as a council, will be unrelenting in our pursuit of these individuals through the courts when we can. We know that 99.9 per cent of residents abhor this kind of behaviour so we plead with anyone who comes across instances of fly-tipping to report it to us.
"We are always grateful for the support residents give us in regards to reporting these instances."
“There have been a number of instances recently whereby residents have posted photographs of fly-tips on social media but haven’t reported it to us. Therefore, we plead to those who do take the time to record these instances on social media to either tag South Holland District Council into their posts, or use our Report It function via our website.
"We are always grateful for the support residents give us in regards to reporting these instances. The quicker we know the details, the quicker we can act and, where applicable, investigate and pursue those responsible through the courts.”
Residents can tag the council into their social media posts through Facebook (SHDC_official) or Twitter (@SHollandDC) or the website: www.sholland.gov.uk/reportit
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