Fly-tippers ruin beauty spot
FLY-TIPPING is blighting a local beauty spot on the border of Oldham and Ashton-under-Lyne.
An abandoned trampoline and a mound of rotting bin bags with a child’s toy car dumped on top litter the area.
Daisy Nook Country Park has over the years become a hotspot for dumped rubbish.
As soon as it has been cleared up, something else appears in its place.
The latest mess was discovered near Knott Lanes. Dog walker Sarah Murphy said she is forced to report fly-tipping most days.
“Something needs to be done to catch these lazy individuals that don’t have any respect for our countryside and wildlife,” she said.
“My personal experience is that I have stopped hacking out on my horse – you are always trying to dodge broken glass and nails which can and have punctured hooves. It’s horrendous.”
Sarah said that both councils are quick to clean up the rubbish, but added it is never normally long before something else is dumped there.
Tameside council confirmed it was aware of the fly-tipping.
A spokesman said: “Fly-tipping is totally unacceptable. It incurs costs that are wholly unnecessary, diverting money that is needed by frontline services.
“We realise only a tiny group of people is responsible, but to prosecute we need evidence.
“If anyone has any information we would ask them to contact us so that we can take action.
“Fly-tipping can be reported through the council website. We will always prosecute when we are able to do so.”
Some of the rubbish dumped near Daisy Nook