Council gets tough on fly-tipping and grime
Published on Friday, 17th September 2021
Cllr Kyle Evans spells out Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council's commitment to reducing fly-tipping and other environmental crime
New portfolio holder for public services at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Cllr Kyle Evans, has stressed that the authority takes a zero tolerance approach to fly-tipping and all forms of grime.
Since being elected in May and up to Monday (13 September), the Borough Council has issued 695 fixed penalty notices (FPN) to combat fly-tipping and grime across the Borough. This figure is up 556 from this time last year.
It is a criminal offence to tip waste on land without permission and if those responsible refuse to pay their issued fines, they will be taken to court. Offenders risk an unlimited fine, criminal record and potential imprisonment if prosecuted.
The Council has been using several smart cameras that were installed in ‘hot spot’ areas earlier this year to catch the culprits. As a result, the sites have seen a huge reduction in fly-tipping incidents. The new Council will be purchasing an additional six cameras to accelerate these efforts.
Cllr Kyle Evans, Portfolio Holder for Public Services said: “I want to make it abundantly clear that I take a zero-tolerance approach to fly-tipping and all forms of grime. I have asked officers to accelerate our prosecutions on this in a bid to dramatically reduce the number of fly-tipping related incidents across the Borough.
“Fly-tipping is a criminal offence, and the Council will use every legal power open to it to deter people from causing this disruption to our environment.”
- Report fly-tipping online here, any member of the public can provide evidence or details of an incident they have witnessed.
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