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Weston Hills councillor reports 'terrible' spate of fly-tipping in village totalling four in one week




A spate of fly-tipping incidents in Weston Hills has been branded as "terrible" by the witness who reported them.

Coun Anthony Casson claimed that he had come across four separate cases of dumped waste around the village in just week, all of which were reported to South Holland District Council.

The most recent case was in Delgate Bank where a pile of household waste, including bin bags, cardboard, electrical items, bed sheets and a mattress were dumped over the weekend.

'TERRIBLE' FLYTIPPING: Coun Anthony Casson comes across household waste dumped on Delgate Bank, Weston Hills. Photo supplied.
'TERRIBLE' FLYTIPPING: Coun Anthony Casson comes across household waste dumped on Delgate Bank, Weston Hills. Photo supplied.

Coun Casson, one of three district councillors for Weston Hills, said: "It was left in a heap on the edge of Delgate Bank, just off Moulton Chapel Road, and I was pleased that somebody offered to push it onto the roadside with a digger.

"I've had a word with our enforcement team to see if anything can be done about this fly-tipping incident.

"I can never understand why people can't take their waste to the excellent recycling centre in West Marsh Road, Spalding, as the problem just goes on and on and it's terrible."

Figures published earlier this year by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs showed that 671 fly-tipping incidents took place in South Holland in 2016-17, 12 per cent up on the previous year's total of 599.

A district council street care and cleansing department spokesman said: "We regularly get reports of fly-tipping and any that do come in to us, someone will go out and assess whether any evidence can be gathered about it.

"Residents do have a duty to cooperate with us and we would then weigh up whether it is in the public interest to go ahead with a prosecution.

"If people do have any information about fly-tipping, or if they suspect it, we are very happy to receive intelligence, such as vehicle registration details."

You can report fly-tipping to the district council by calling 01775 761161.



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