"Disgusting and completely irresponsible": Anger as huge amount of waste is fly-tipped in Bamber Bridge lane

Council bosses have vowed tough action as fly-tippers repeatedly target a Bamber Bridge lane.

By Catherine Musgrove
Friday, 22nd July 2022, 12:30 pm

Twice in the last 10 days, residents of Shuttling Fields Lane have woken up to piles of bricks, metal, fencing, tyres and concrete rubble left in hedgerows and dumped along the roadside.

One resident said: “We’ve lived here 15 years and always had an issue, but it’s become worse since being charged for using the local tip.”

They said they believe the latest fly-tipping has been done by the same person, who is making the drops under the cover of darkness.

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Fly-tipping in Bamber Bridge

Although the resident said South Ribble Borough Council has been helpful, due to the nature of the waste removals require surveying and can be slow, meaning local farmers have previously intervened to remove the waste.

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What do the council say?

A spokesperson for South Ribble Borough Council said: “It’s disgusting and completely irresponsible when people fly tip waste like this.

Building waste

“We’re committed to tackling flytipping and have set aside £200,000 to tackle grot spots and places that become a target for people dumping waste.

“If anyone has any information about this incident please get in touch as we will have no hesitation about taking action against anyone who is responsible for this.”

What’s the punishment for flytipping?

It is a criminal offence to fly tip. There are various levels of penalties for fly-tipping, and the maximum penalty includes a fine of up to £50,000 and/or 12 months imprisonment.

Fencing panels

Conviction in a Crown Court may result in an unlimited fine and/or five years imprisonment.

What should I do if I find fly-tipped waste?

Fly-tipping is illegal and should be reported to your local council. To find out who that is, click here and enter the post code of the area affected.

Tyres and pieces of wood
The site is known to South Ribble Borough Council as a problem area