Council appealing for witnesses following large Barton in the Beans fly-tip

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 18 August 2021

A LARGE amount of construction waste was dumped by a fly-tipper on Green Lane, in the Hinckley and Bosworth hamlet of Barton in the Beans.

The waste on Green Lane (Supplied: HBBC)

The pile of dumped waste which left Green Lane in a sorry state was reported last Thursday (12 August) to Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC).

Grey slate tiles and drainpipes were the main items thrown into the pile, as well as other construction waste materials.

Now, the Borough Council have issued a social media appeal where they are calling on any witnesses to see if they recognise the roof slates, or if they know of anybody who may have had their roof replaced.

They have further suggested in a post on social media that the mess could have been from a building business or a roofing type business.

The social media appeal reads: “Can you help? This large fly-tip on Green Lane in Barton in the Beans was reported to us on Thursday 12 August and consists of grey slate tiles and drainpipes.

“It is construction waste and is probably from a building or roofing type business.

“We are appealing for witnesses – Do you recognise these roof slates? Have you had your roof replaced or seen a neighbour having their roof replaced? Fly-tipping is a crime and people caught fly-tipping will be prosecuted.”

Local Tips

The nearest tip to Hinckley is Barwell Tip, just a seven minute drive away on Stapleton Lane in Barwell.

Fly-tipping is a criminal offence

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 on their official website, linked here.

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