April 12, 2018
Cramlington Town Council has reacted promptly to have another incident of fly-tipping in the town cleared.
The latest occurrence was behind the shops at Front Street (pictured) where the debris totalled 3 tons and included a freezer, food waste, fencing and plastic items. A team from Northumberland County Council removed the items on Tuesday.
Most residents of Cramlington are proud of their town but the selfish actions of a few are having a detrimental affect on the area according to Council Chairman John Collins who added “These incidents are absolutely disgusting but the council is taking affirmative action to address the situation”.
The town and county councils have a team of enforcement officers who can issue on-the-spot- fines for dropping litter but the penalty for fly-tipping is much higher.
CCTV has been set up to cover areas prone to littering and enforcement officers, often wearing plain clothes, are monitoring the situation and they also search the rubbish for information that will identify the culprit.
This evidence can then be used by the courts in prosecutions.
The County Council can serve Community Protection Orders on landlords or landowners.
The town council regards fly-tipping as a issue that affects the whole community and are hoping that residents will help in their battle against the litter louts.
If you see fly-tipping please report it to us and, without putting yourself in danger, take a note of the registration of any vehicles involved.
If you would like to organise a litter pick we can supply bags and litter picking sticks free of charge.
Cramlington In Bloom are organising a community litter pick, supported by all the councillors, on April 21st. Further details to follow.