Figures show a rise in fly- tipping

Recently published Government figures show there were more than 750,000 incidents of fly-tipping last year.

Analysis of the data by the Guardian shows Newham, east London, was the worst-offending borough, with more than 22 incidents per 100 people last year. According to the paper, the top ten worst local authorities per 100 people is dominated by London boroughs, with Haringey, Enfield and Southwark following Newham. Only two areas outside the capital – Burnley and Great Yarmouth – appear in the top ten.

This took my eye because of the recently documented (on this blog site) problem areas for fly-tipping in Melling, Lunt Village and Ince Blundell. Since I raised them, yet again, I have tried to get the Environment Agency to take some action. Sadly, however, they say that the fly-tipping is not at the level at which they will take over management of the problem from Sefton Council. It does make you wonder how bad it has to get before we reach the ‘tipping’ point!

With thanks to the LGiU for the lead to this story.

Fly-tippers tip-offs sought – A plan for Sefton?

Enfield Council is offering rewards of £500 to residents who help them trace fly-tippers.

This is an interesting way forward and I wonder whether it could work in Sefton where long-standing fly-tipping and rubbish dumping occurs on a very regular basis in places like Lunt, Ince Blundell and the rural parts of Melling.

Come on Sefton let’s look at an innovative solution; if it works great, if it does not well at least we tried.

My last posting on this matter was:-