Rossendale Free Press

Winning the fight against fly-tippers

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GOOD news, if ever there can be such a thing, about flytipping in Rossendale. A recent report to the overview and scrutiny committee revealed that this year 44 reports of flytipping have been received.

A total of 26 people have been interviewe­d under caution and more than a dozen fixed penalty notices handed out.

Will it stop flytipping? No. Will it make people perhaps less likely to dump stuff here? Hopefully.

Rossendale councillor­s seemed to give officers a tough time when they were quizzed about fly-tipping action at a recent meeting.

Fair enough, that’s what councillor­s are there to do.

But credit where it is due, council officers have delivered on a promise to go after people treating Rossendale like a dumping ground, and hopefully it’s having an impact.

 ?? ?? ●Rossendale has been blighted by fly-tipping
●Rossendale has been blighted by fly-tipping

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