Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 15 January 2022
A LARGE fly-tip had left a road next to Stoke Golding taped off this morning (Saturday, 15 January).
The dumped pile of mess was spotted on Foxcovert Lane, by Market Bosworth Police – a five minute drive from the nearby village of Stoke Golding, near Higham on the Hill.
The police force took to their Facebook page at 11am to inform drivers that the road was ‘completely blocked off’ temporarily.
Leicestershire Police confirmed to the Free Press that as a result of the incident, tape was blocking off access to the road, but the road closure was not manned.
Whoever was responsible for ditching the mess in the middle of the road had dumped three tyres, and a large netted bag filled with pieces of rubbish, including planks of wood.
Drivers were being encouraged to use an alternative route as a result of the closure.
Officers had made Leicestershire County Council aware, who had then taken a look a the dumped pile of mess and attended to it as soon as it was reported by them.
Fly-tipping is a criminal offence
Fly-tipping is a criminal offence – and as such, under Section 33 (1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the Clean Neighbourhood Team are able to issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) to those who illegally fly-tip their waste.
Fly-tippers will be slapped with a fixed penalty notice of £400, but these 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.