Litter, fly-tipping and dumping – Lunt Village residents could not agree more!

England’s rubbish challenge

Littering has become “endemic” in England, according to a report from the Department of Communities & Local Government (DCLG).

This was the sight to meet residents in Lunt Village -  this morning 20th March 2015 - Don't you wish you knew who put it here so you could chuck it in their front garden to see how they would like it!

This was the sight to meet residents in Lunt Village – this morning 20th March 2015 – Don’t you wish you knew who put it here so you could chuck it in their front garden to see how they would like it!

It recommends tougher littering fines and a national strategy to be put in place before local councils become overwhelmed. Fly-tipping and fast-food litter have both jumped by 20% in the past year. “The failure to make a noticeable improvement in litter levels in the last 12 years points to a lack of vigour, if not complacency, within Government over the past decade,” the report stated. Jeremy Paxman told the Independent the country was in a “disgusting state”. He added: “If we don’t do something now …. We’ll be handing on the country to our children and grandchildren and inviting them to live in basically a rubbish tip.”

The Independent, The Times & The Daily Telegraph covered this story

This was me in Lunt a while back checking out the dumping. Sadly, the powers that be are still not effectively tackling it.

This was me in Lunt a while back checking out the dumping. Sadly, the powers that be are still not effectively tackling it.

Sefton Council tells me the amount of fly-tipping around Lunt Village is not enough to consider measures such as bringing in the Environment Agency. The Environment Agency tells me it’s up to Sefton Council to sort out the fly-tipping. But the dumping and fly-tipping continues day after day, week after week, month after month and year after year. We go around in circles and no one in authority will take responsibility to seriously identify and tackle those who deliberately trash our local environment. Yes, this makes me angry but is anything actually going to be done following this report from DCLG to change this cycle of environmental destruction?

With thanks to the LGiU for the lead to this story

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