Council calls for fly-tipping halt

PUBLISHED: 09:00 12 October 2015

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Councillors in Clevedon have called for fly-tippers in an area of the town to stop dumping their rubbish.

Woodland in the Dial Hill area of the town has seen a variety of household waste discarded, including rubble and trees which have been chopped down.

Councillors intended to write a joint letter with North Somerset Council to residents in Dial Hill informing them that fly-tipping of any kind is illegal but at a meeting of the town events and amenities committee last week, it was decided this was not the best course of action.

Councillor Graham Hill said: “It started in July when I spoke to community response because of the amount of fly-tipping by households on Dial Hill.

“People were throwing out household waste, trees that they have chopped down and even some hardcore waste.”

Cllr Jane Geldart added: “My view is that there are three or four people in the area who know who the perpetrators are.

“I think sending a letter randomly is not going to work.”

The town council will now look to work with North Somerset’s community response team to identify those responsible for the fly-tipping.

A North Somerset Council spokesman said: “Fly-tipping is antisocial, spoils the environment and is also an offence.

“Contact us if you witness fly-tipping with descriptions of those responsible, and details and registration numbers of any vehicles involved.

“We will investigate and take any appropriate action which could include taking offenders to court.”


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