Nuneaton Council taking “zero-tolerance” approach to fly-tipping

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 21 September 2021

COUN. KYLE EVANS, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s new Portfolio Holder for Public Services, has stressed that the Council are taking a “zero-tolerance” approach towards fly-tipping and all forms of grime.

Town Hall (Image: Google Street View) / Kyle Evans (Image: Twitter)

Since the ‘new’ Council’s election in May and up to 13 September, the Council, led by the Conservative Party, have issued a whopping total of 695 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) to combat fly-tipping and grime across the Borough.

Councillor Evans (Con, Slough), claims that this figure is up 556 from the same time last year when the Borough Council was under Labour leadership.

NBBC have been using several smart cameras which they have had installed in ‘hot spot’ areas earlier this year to catch the litterbugs and slap them with fines.

Since the installation of the cameras in the hot spots, the Council have noticed a ‘huge’ reduction in fly-tipping incidents and have stated they plan to purchase an additional six more smart cameras in the future to accelerate these efforts.

Tipping waste on land without permission is a crime – those who are responsible and refuse to pay the fines issued will be taken to court – offenders risk an ‘unlimited’ fine, criminal record, and could even be imprisoned if prosecuted.

Coun. Evans further stated that he has asked officers to accelerate the Council’s prosecutions on this in a bid to dramatically reduce the number of fly-tipping incidents in the Borough.

He said: “I want to make it abundantly clear that I take a zero-tolerance approach to fly-tipping and all forms of grime.

“I have asked officers to accelerate our prosecutions on this in a bid to dramatically reduce the number of fly-tipping related incidents across the Borough.

“Fly-tipping is a criminal offence, and the Council will use every legal power open to it to deter people from causing this disruption to our environment.”

Members of the public can report any incident of fly-tipping online here, at this link, if they can provide evidence or details of an incident they have witnessed.

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