Action taken on fly-tipping

Bassetlaw Councillor Julie Leigh, portfolio holder for environment and leisure (left) and Environmental Health Officer, Joanne Nadin visited  an area off Mary Street, Rhodesia were flytipping is a problem issue
Bassetlaw Councillor Julie Leigh, portfolio holder for environment and leisure (left) and Environmental Health Officer, Joanne Nadin visited an area off Mary Street, Rhodesia were flytipping is a problem issue

BASSETLAW District Council has vowed to take action against anyone they find responsible for fly-tipping on ground near Rhodesia.

The authority has received a number of complaints of fly-tipping on an open field at the end of Mary Street, which has been used as a dumping ground for household waste and material that could be recycled.

The area is a regular hotspot and Coun Julie Leigh, portfolio holder for environment and leisure said the council is cracking down on the problem to catch those responsible.

“The Council is determined to do everything we can to combat fly-tipping and will be examining the waste for any evidence we can collect,” she said.

“Should we find any evidence that suggests an individual has been fly-tipping in this area we will be issuing fixed penalty notices.”

She added: “It is only 12 months since this area had been cleared of rubbish and the residents of Rhodesia should not be subjected to this type of wilful environmental damage that is caused by a few socially irresponsible people.”

“I would urge anyone who sees cases of fly-tipping to report it to the Council.”

The Probation Service will be carrying out a two-day clear up of the site next week. Should a member of the public wish to report fly-tipping, they can contact the Council anonymously by calling 01909 533533 and asking for Environmental Health or via Facebook and Twitter.

Do you know of a fly-tipping hot spot? Send us your photos to newsroom@worksop-guardian.co.uk or call us on 01909 500500.