Road ‘blocked’ by flytipping
Cyclist had to carry bike over pile
A CYCLIST has expressed her disgust at a recent spate of flytipping which has spoiled her countryside trips.
Helen Rayner of Nicol Road, Chalfont St Peter, encountered two lots of dumped trash in her village and Chalfont St Giles this month.
The mother of four says the rubbish has made roads ‘impassable’ and is concerned it will present a danger to walkers, cyclists, horse riders and children playing in the area.
She said: “I was quite outraged, I though it was just disgusting. We choose to live in a nice area and people do not expect it.
“We try and do a lot in our community and teach our kids to clean up after themselves. You go out and think, ‘ Who taught these people to clean up after themselves?’”
Mrs Rayner spotted the first pile of rubbish, including garden waste, metal pipes, flower pots and a lawnmower, in Shire Lane. She says she had to carry her bike over it and scratched her leg on a broken flower pot as she climbed over tree roots.
“It was impassable,” she said. “It looked like the flytippers had driven on the road and emptied their van.”
Mrs Rayner had a similar experience on Monday last week between the Lagger and Didden Hill in Chalfont St Giles, where she came across household rubbish including plastic bottles blocking the path.
Mrs Rayner, a member of Gold Hill Baptist Church in Gold Hill East, suggested children are taught about flytipping from a young age to deter the behaviour. She says she will inform the Buckinghamshire County Council of the incidents.
County council spokeswoman Helen Fincher says the council has a zero tolerance stance towards flytipping and will investigate every report.
She added: “We are leading the way nationally with our conviction rate. Over the last five years on average one offender has been convicted every week in Buckinghamshire.”
The quickest way to report flytipping is online at www.buckscc.gov.uk/fly.
Is fly tipping a problem in your area? Contact us at bucksnews@trinitysouth. co.uk.
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