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SOUTH HOLLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL: Tyres dumped along drain in Whaplode St Catherine




Concerns have been raised about flytipping along South Holland's waterways after 150 used tyres were dumped in Whaplode St Catherine.

The issue was raised at Wednesday's full council meeting by Holbeach member Francis Biggadike and a spokesman for South Holland Internal Drainage Board (IDB) described it as a "constant issue".

Coun Biggadike said: "The incident happened near Little South Holland Drain, alongside Raven's Bank, where 150 used tyres were thrown off a vehicle into this important water course.

Coun Francis Biggadike, ward member for Holbeach. Photo by Tim Wilson.
Coun Francis Biggadike, ward member for Holbeach. Photo by Tim Wilson.

"It needed a mechanical machine to retrieve them, at large expense to South Holland IDB.

"The problem of the disposing of old tyres in this way is becoming more frequent and the help of the public is needed to report any suspicious activity or vehicles, especially at night.

"At the quarterly meetings of South Holland IDB, we hear about the rise in the amount of rubbish that is tipped into these important water courses which then has to be collected, at a cost to council tax payers.

The IDB spokesman said: "The tyres were dumped along the roadside section of Little South Holland Drain, upstream of St Catherines' Bridge, and we removed them last week.

"Dealing with fly-tipped rubbish is a constant issue for the Board."

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, the district council's portfolio holder for environmental services, said: "It's something we're trying to look at, as a Lincolnshire problem, on behalf of the IDBs.

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, South Holland District Council's portfolio holder for environmental services.
Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, South Holland District Council's portfolio holder for environmental services.

"The Environment Agency has offered to help us with the provision of a toolkit to make use of.

"We understand the problem but how to fix it, we don't know."



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