Flytipping rubbish to be cleared from country lane

The rubbish dumped on Porters Mill Lane near Hadley.

The rubbish dumped on Porters Mill Lane near Hadley.

First published in News

A COUNCIL has promised to clean up after flytippers who blocked a country lane near Worcester.

A least a dozen tyres, rubble, a fridge and timber boards were dumped along a stretch of Porters Mill Lane, between Hadley and Fernhill Heath.

The road was never closed but it forced drivers to be vigilant when driving along the unlit route.

Wychavon District Council said it planned to clear up the rubbish as your Worcester News went to print yesterday (Tuesday).

"If residents see any fly tipping please report it to us immediately on 01386 565656 or at our website," said Phil Merrick, the council's head of community services.

"Residents are also encouraged to use our bulky waste collection service or take large items to the tip to guarantee items aren’t fly tipped.”

Earlier this month, flytippers in Worcestershire were warned to expect harsher fines after new guidelines were agreed.

The news was welcomed by the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) which said the announcement was "long overdue".

“Our main concern is the problems faced by landowners in dealing with fly-tipped rubbish on private land, which costs the landowner £800 on average to clear up each incidence of non-toxic fly-tipped waste on their land, and can rise into many thousands for hazardous or large amounts of waste," said CLA Midlands' rural adviser, Donna Tavernor.

"There is the additional threat for landowners of being prosecuted purely because they have not removed waste that someone else has tipped on their land."

Last December, 12 fridges, a dishwasher and a cooker were dumped on Green Street in Kempsey.

Village resident John Boyd branded the waste "appalling".

"They've just been left there," he said.

"It's awful. I think it's more of a health risk than anything."

The waste was eventually cleared by Malvern Hills District Council.

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8:21am Wed 12 Mar 14

CityBlueBoy says...

This is ALWAYS happening on the country lane between the norton roundabout and kempsey roundabout (TAYLORS LANE), in the same spot everytime, why are the council doing nothing to stop it !!
This is ALWAYS happening on the country lane between the norton roundabout and kempsey roundabout (TAYLORS LANE), in the same spot everytime, why are the council doing nothing to stop it !! CityBlueBoy
  • Score: 5

8:21am Wed 12 Mar 14

Hwicce says...

And there's me thinking that the increased fines they've just introduced were going to stop fly tipping.

Silly me, they've got to actually catch someone first.

More Council fiddling while Rome burns....
And there's me thinking that the increased fines they've just introduced were going to stop fly tipping. Silly me, they've got to actually catch someone first. More Council fiddling while Rome burns.... Hwicce
  • Score: 7

8:24am Wed 12 Mar 14

MJI says...

Police are too busy to tackle them.
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I have reported fly tippers along Landsdowe Cresent
Police are too busy to tackle them. . I have reported fly tippers along Landsdowe Cresent MJI
  • Score: 5

4:51pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Brummagem Bertie says...

MJI, it may be that the police cannot prosecute the offence. The legislation involved may specify that the local council and/or Environment Agency are the enforcing authority, with responsibility for prosecuting.

I'm not completely familiar with the legislation involved, so just an educated guess but there should be guidance on the EA and LA websites.
MJI, it may be that the police cannot prosecute the offence. The legislation involved may specify that the local council and/or Environment Agency are the enforcing authority, with responsibility for prosecuting. I'm not completely familiar with the legislation involved, so just an educated guess but there should be guidance on the EA and LA websites. Brummagem Bertie
  • Score: -2

12:19am Thu 13 Mar 14

RobertR says...

The Police are too busy with their "Safety Partnership" to bother with real crime which effects people's lives such as this type of nuisance. Having been burgled 6x times, I speak from experience. If you think that they're there to protect you, think again, it;s just to manipulate government crime figures
The Police are too busy with their "Safety Partnership" to bother with real crime which effects people's lives such as this type of nuisance. Having been burgled 6x times, I speak from experience. If you think that they're there to protect you, think again, it;s just to manipulate government crime figures RobertR
  • Score: -1

9:53am Thu 13 Mar 14

MJI says...

Brummagem Bertie wrote:
MJI, it may be that the police cannot prosecute the offence. The legislation involved may specify that the local council and/or Environment Agency are the enforcing authority, with responsibility for prosecuting.

I'm not completely familiar with the legislation involved, so just an educated guess but there should be guidance on the EA and LA websites.
I think from now on, take pictures or video and upload to photo websites or Youtube
[quote][p][bold]Brummagem Bertie[/bold] wrote: MJI, it may be that the police cannot prosecute the offence. The legislation involved may specify that the local council and/or Environment Agency are the enforcing authority, with responsibility for prosecuting. I'm not completely familiar with the legislation involved, so just an educated guess but there should be guidance on the EA and LA websites.[/p][/quote]I think from now on, take pictures or video and upload to photo websites or Youtube MJI
  • Score: 0

10:10pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Brummagem Bertie says...

RobertR wrote:
The Police are too busy with their "Safety Partnership" to bother with real crime which effects people's lives such as this type of nuisance. Having been burgled 6x times, I speak from experience. If you think that they're there to protect you, think again, it;s just to manipulate government crime figures
Or, as I said earlier, the police may not actually have any powers to deal with this type of "real crime".

If you've been burgled 6 times, have you thought of moving? Or putting locks on your doors and windows? Or actually locking the doors and windows?

As for crime, the British Crime Survey, which doesn't rely on the Government or the Police, has consistently shown that crime is falling. And my experience of the police, in how they responded to criminal damage to my property and a report of an assault that I witnessed, was very good.
[quote][p][bold]RobertR[/bold] wrote: The Police are too busy with their "Safety Partnership" to bother with real crime which effects people's lives such as this type of nuisance. Having been burgled 6x times, I speak from experience. If you think that they're there to protect you, think again, it;s just to manipulate government crime figures[/p][/quote]Or, as I said earlier, the police may not actually have any powers to deal with this type of "real crime". If you've been burgled 6 times, have you thought of moving? Or putting locks on your doors and windows? Or actually locking the doors and windows? As for crime, the British Crime Survey, which doesn't rely on the Government or the Police, has consistently shown that crime is falling. And my experience of the police, in how they responded to criminal damage to my property and a report of an assault that I witnessed, was very good. Brummagem Bertie
  • Score: 1

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