Grot-spot fly-tipping is cleared by council

Grot-spot fly-tipping is cleared by council

by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A FED-UP resident who has been forced to put up with a regular fly-tipping grot-spot in Seaforth has thanked the council after it was cleaned up again.

The Champion has previously reported how an alleyway off Hicks Road is targeted by fly-tippers who dump rubbish bags and unwanted furniture.

Local landlord, William Nugent, has complained to the council in the past over the build-up of rubbish and the local authority has cleared it up. The council, which claims it has a ‘zero-tolerance approach’ to fly-tipping and will fine £400 to anyone caught, was called out again last week to deal with another rubbish pile-up.

A spokesperson for Sefton Council said: “We have a zero-tolerance approach to fly-tipping and in cases where evidence has been recovered, we will try and investigate who is responsible and bring them to justice.

“Fly-tipping is a crime and we will issue £400 fixed penalty notices and prosecute offenders wherever we can.

“We would encourage residents to help us to keep our borough clean, green and beautiful.

“If anybody sees any fly-tipping, then we would urge them to report it to us.” 

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