Tip­ping crack­down

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - HERALD & POST -

CAM­ERAS have been in­stalled at a fly­tip­ping hot spot as part of a crack­down on per­sis­tent of­fend­ers.

The cam­eras, along with warn­ing signs, have been moved to Wil­ton Lane, the road con­nect­ing Wil­ton and Guis­bor­ough.

Red­car and Cleve­land Coun­cil is now work­ing with Cleve­land Po­lice to tar­get the fly-tip­pers.

Of­fend­ers have been warned they could face un­lim­ited fines and up to five years in prison if they are caught.

And it’s hoped that if these mea­sures prove to be a suc­cess, they could be rolled out to other fly-tip­ping hot spots in Red­car and Cleve­land.

The signs – fea­tur­ing re­flec­tive eyes to make it look like a per­son is be­ing watched – are be­ing in­stalled in the en­trances to farms and other pull-ins along Wil­ton Lane which have been used to dump rub­bish in the past.

The author­ity hopes that by us­ing the signs, which will placed so they will be eye-level when driv­ing, as well as the cam­eras, fly-tip­pers will be de­terred from leav­ing their rub­bish know­ing that there is a real threat they will be pros­e­cuted if they are caught.

In­stalling the signs is the cul­mi­na­tion of hard work from coun­cil­lors and staff from the Neigh­bour­hoods Team as well as the Tees Val­ley Ru­ral Fo­rum and Cleve­land Po­lice.

It is also a key part of the coun­cil’s ‘Love It’ cam­paign, en­cour­ag­ing res­i­dents to love their bor­ough.

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