What a mess!
Rubbish, rubble and even cars found dumped in a ‘vast’ amount of fly-tipping under the A40
THESE shocking images show the immense scale of a fly-tipping problem that is blighting the countryside.
The pictures, taken by photographer B J Images, detail the extent to which household and building rubbish has been dumped underneath the A40 near the Colne Valley Regional Park.
Old abandoned cars, dirty sofas, bins and even fridges have been left to rot on land underneath the major arterial road which is found close to the Grand Union Canal.
But pictures taken just five years ago show a completely different story to these recent ones, which were taken on Thursday, April 27.
Instead these older photos show unspoiled land with barely any rubbish dumped on it, and while those images are not of pristine AONB the difference between the two is stark.
A fly-tipping endemic is currently engulfing the countryside, and Bucks County Council (BCC) is catching on average one offender a week.
Those who are found responsible could risk facing huge fines and being prosecuted, should the council take the case to court. A Buckinghamshire County Council spokesman said a vast amount of waste had been fly-tipped during April and was reported to enforcement officers, who have been working at the site to gather evidence. This has resulted in 30 active investigations.
“We’re very grateful to those who reported this to us and fully appreciate their concerns,” he said.
The spokesman said a plan was in place to clear and secure the site as soon as possible, although this may take a little while owing to some technical access difficulties.