County just a rub­bish dump

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

With ref­er­ence to your ar­ti­cle ‘Fly-tip­ping blight takes a new turn – now it’s lorry trail­ers’ (KE, April 13), fly-tip­ping should be pun­ished with a large fine to de­ter oth­ers. Those who do it have no re­spect for the planet that we live in. Do they have chil­dren? If they do have, don’t they think of their own lit­tle ones?

As re­gards the tyre lor­ry­tip­ping those lor­ries are so old that it is cheaper for them to aban­don them than pay fines.

If these lor­ries come from across the Chan­nel they must have been filmed by a few CCTV cam­eras on the way. It looks like Ash­ford and the sur­round­ing ar­eas are be­com­ing the dump­ing ground for this kind of thing.

I am part of a walk­ing group and when we walk through the woods it puzzles us all that in the mid­dle of nowhere we see mat­tressess, lounge chairs and so on dumped quite far away from any roads. How does it get there? Be­cause these are big items it must take at least two peo­ple to do that dump­ing. You can’t just fly it over from the road.

Are we now a na­tion of rub­bish dumpers? Let’s hope not. Mrs Del­fina Brooks, Ul­ley Road, Ken­ning­ton

The Ash­ford area is be­com­ing a dump­ing ground for trail­ers

Tom Pel­ham

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