Outraged councillor slams Kempsey fly-tippers

Outraged councillor slams Kempsey fly-tippers

Outraged councillor slams Kempsey fly-tippers

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AN OUTRAGED councillor has slammed 'brazen' fly-tippers after they dumped rubbish, including around 50 tyres, in a scenic country lane.

David Harrison, an independent Malvern Hills district councillor for Kempsey, took this photograph of the rubbish in Taylors Lane, Kempsey on Tuesday. Meanwhile, leaders at the district council, who are aware of the situation, have warned fly-tippers that they face a fine of up to £50,000 if they are caught.

He said: "There are probably about 50 tyres and piles of rubbish underneath it. It seems they're becoming more brazen now. They're going along with vehicles and just tipping it. There's also broken glass which is probably why the council have had to put the barriers around it. I'm afraid that what I think you have not got any room to print in the newspaper."

He said there had been previous incidents of fly-tipping in the village last year while fly-tipping has caused controversy in Worcester outside the travellers' site in Offerton Lane, as reported in your Worcester News.

A spokesman for Malvern Hills District Council said: "The council is committed to keeping its outside spaces as clean and orderly as it can; in order to achieve this the council relies on its local residents to dispose of their waste in a safe and appropriate manner.

"The council is currently arranging for the removal of the recent fly tipping in Kempsey which will be done as soon as possible. It will be taken to the landfill site in Norton.

"In the last two quarters the council has seen a drastic reduction in fly tipping throughout the district with, on average 40-45 cases; in previous quarters it would have as many as 70 incidents. So far this month, the council has dealt with 25 cases.

"Where evidence can be found to identify the perpetrator, the offender will be prosecuted which has successfully been done in the past.

In extreme cases, those found guilty can be fined up to £50,000 and have their vehicle confiscated. The message to those residents who witness any fly tipping is to report it directly to The Worcestershire Hub with as much detail as possible."

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4:23pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Arthur Blenkinsop says...

I would suspect that, even if caught and fined £50000, they wouldn't or couldn't pay it. Supervise them clearing their mess up and then put them in jail for reasonable spell.
I would suspect that, even if caught and fined £50000, they wouldn't or couldn't pay it. Supervise them clearing their mess up and then put them in jail for reasonable spell. Arthur Blenkinsop
  • Score: 9

12:20am Thu 20 Mar 14

Jabbadad says...

For many of these fly tippers empty threats of fines means little or nothing since they appear in court say, tell some uninterested judge or magistrate they cannot pay and that's it. However take their beloved lorry Off them No Questions asked, and you will see a different reaction. And keep taking their lorries for all subsequent ilegal fly tipping.
For many of these fly tippers empty threats of fines means little or nothing since they appear in court say, tell some uninterested judge or magistrate they cannot pay and that's it. However take their beloved lorry Off them No Questions asked, and you will see a different reaction. And keep taking their lorries for all subsequent ilegal fly tipping. Jabbadad
  • Score: 8

9:14am Thu 20 Mar 14

Reynard11 says...

Where else do you think they can fly tip? After all they have filled up their driveway in Offerton Lane.
Where else do you think they can fly tip? After all they have filled up their driveway in Offerton Lane. Reynard11
  • Score: 7

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