#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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5 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

  3. Judy Sleath says:

    It is the fault of the council for this problem, they have encouraged fly tipping by not allowing vans in without a permit, we will be hiring a van to move some furniture, a mattress needs to go to the tip so how do they propose we get it there? By bedknobs and broomsticks and fly it in! Maybe we could dump it in the approach road and they can carry it in, oh no, you are not allowed in on foot! OOps!
    Time they had a rethink as its obviously not working.

    • RichHartman says:

      My brother lives around the corner from the tip. He asked NottsCC if he could ‘walk’ his rubbish around the corner to the tip. “No” said the county council’s emailed reply. “Why not”, said he “it is more sustainable that taking a car, reduces pollution,reduces congestion on the roads”. NCC replied: “It’s a health & safety issue, we can’t allow people to walk onto the site”. He replied “But you allow people to criss-cross the site on foot as they go to different skips and run the gauntlet of all the cars parking and reversing, how is that any different?”. No reply from NCC.

      • Ian Blakeley says:

        Typical ‘Elfinsafetymate from Moronmejobsworth’ attitude. Common sense just does not apply in these cases. Trouble is they are too thick to realise it.

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