#Crime Not To Care

Fly-tipping in this country is reaching epidemic proportions. A recent report revealed that many local authorities are dealing with up to 50 incidents a day, with some dealing with up to 100 per day.
Research carried out by Keep Britain Tidy with the public shows that there is a staggering lack of understanding about their role in preventing fly-tipping. This week the Nottingham Post reported on one of the worst cases of fly tipping and the article can be read here.
A campaign was launched earlier this year by Keep Britain Tidy and tweets, related to this campaign, can be read from #CrimeNotToCare.

Is it time for a rethink for council? Closing recycling centres and withdrawing free collections is, inevitably, contributing to the £50 million plus cost (201-15) to councils.

About Sue Sambells

Editor of Bramcote Today. Trustee of Nottinghamshire Neighbourhood Watch. Lead Coordinator for RVR, Bramcote - Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
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2 Responses to #Crime Not To Care

  1. Joan Wade says:

    Nottinghamshire County Council has now made it very difficult for people to recycle waste. I don’t own a car and yet I am now required by the council to register a car in order to use the council recycling facilities. The council appears to be actively encouraging people to fly tip in an effort to squander council taxpayers’ money.

  2. Sue Sambells says:

    Time for Nottinghamshire County Council to look at Nottingham City Council’s example on this one, I believe. City are offering a free collection service and report fly tipping reduced by 42%. See the Nottingham Post article at http://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/fly-tipping-nottingham-doesnt-make-329335. Meanwhile in Cotgrave (County) , see appalling example of fly-tipping at http://www.nottinghampost.com/news/cotgrave-residents-angry-huge-sea-302073

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