Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 25 April 2021
HINCKLEY and Bosworth Borough Council are investigating a fly-tipping incident which was caused by careless fly-tippers just three days ago on Earth Day (22 April).
The currently unidentified fly-tippers dumped and unloaded a large pile of waste from their vehicle at Watery Lane in Sheepy Magna, which is just a 19-minute drive away from Hinckley.
It took the Council’s waste collection crew a total of two hours to tidy away all the discarded mess that was left on the lengthy rural road.
A fridge, three mattresses, a wooden wardrobe, and various pieces of household waste, were all included in the pile of illegally discarded items.
At the time of publication (25 April), the Borough Council’s crew are still investigating to see if they can find anything that could help in identifying the culprit.
Council’s appeal to public
The Council are asking residents who may have information on the incident to speak to them about this, either by direct messaging them on social media sharing platforms like Facebook and Twitter, or by calling them on 01455 238141.
The nearest tip to Hinckley is Barwell Tip, just a 7 minute drive away on Stapleton Lane in Barwell. Arrangements to visit can be made by pre-booking in advance online.
Fly-tipping is a criminal offence, under Section 33 (1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, and the Clean Neighbourhood Team are able to issue fines, known as Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN), to those responsible for illegally dumping waste.
FPNs are £400, but they can be discounted to £200 if early payments are made within 10 days.
If you spot anybody fly-tipping, or traces of any fly-tipped mess in the borough, it should be reported to the Borough Council online, which can be done so here.