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Online Rogues' Gallery To Beat Cotswold Tippers

A new Cotswold District Council drive against environmental crime is focusing its efforts on catching and prosecuting fly tippers.

Pictures of rubbish dumped illegally across the District have been posted on the Council's website at and residents are being asked to help identify those responsible.

Cllr Mark Tufnell, Portfolio Holder for Development Services and the Environment, said: "A few selfish people can spoil our beautiful countryside by dumping their rubbish in this way and the District's taxpayers then have to pick up the bill for cleaning it up.

"The Council will not tolerate fly-tipping and we are appealing to residents to help us to identify and prosecute the offenders by looking at the pictures on our website."

The fly tipping incidents posted on the website stretch from Siddington to Moreton-in-Marsh and include everything from black bags and mattresses to a rusty oil tank and asbestos waste. Residents can find them by following the link from the home page.

Cotswold District Council deals with around 360 fly-tipping incidents each year. It has now decided to employ two Environmental Wardens who, along with other enforcement officers, will be able to issue fixed penalty notices and gather evidence on offenders.

The crackdown on fly tipping is part of the Council's Keep The Cotswolds Clean campaign, which is urging residents and visitors to be responsible for their litter.

The campaign is targeting takeaway litter, cigarette ends, chewing gum and dog fouling, alongside the Council's annual Spring Clean event.

For more information contact Mike Harris, Waste Communications Officer, on 01285 623140.

Posted : 19/03/2007 11:45:28

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