Torridge on trail of fly-tippers

IN spite of several successful prosecutions in the past 12 months, fly tipping continues to be a problem, says Torridge District Council, as it investigates the dumping of truck loads of garden waste in a quiet country lane in Westward Ho! The council s E

IN spite of several successful prosecutions in the past 12 months, fly tipping continues to be a problem, says Torridge District Council, as it investigates the dumping of truck loads of garden waste in a quiet country lane in Westward Ho!

The council's Enviro-Crime Officer Andy Fenge was contacted about the fly tipping in Rocky Lane at the end of Cornborough Road in Westward Ho! and found cypress leylandii, ash, variegated holly, pyracantha, and montbretia.

The piles were stacked in a neat rectangular shape, as if they had been squashed down in the back of an open truck before being tipped out.

A similar pile was dumped in Littleham the week before, says the council.


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It is asking: "Has this come from your garden? Who took it away for you?"

Lead Member for Environmental Health, Cllr Barry Parsons, said: "Fly tipping is unnecessary, selfish, and potentially dangerous for our people, our animals, as well as our environment. The council will do all it can to find the people responsible."

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Cllr Adam Symons, Lead Member for Refuse and Recycling, added: "Torridge provides a range of different ways that you can responsibly dispose of garden waste. There is no excuse for dumping it. Help us to find the people who are spoiling our countryside."

Anyone with information on this incident or any incidents of fly-tipping or other illegal disposal of waste is asked to contact Andy Fenge in confidence on (01237) 428734 or 428890.

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