Reward offer to stop fly-tippers

Deadly asbestos was dumped near homes in Idlewood Place off Sevenoaks Drive

Deadly asbestos was dumped near homes in Idlewood Place off Sevenoaks Drive

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Two Blackpool councillors are stumping up a cash reward to any resident who reports fly tipping in their ward which leads to a conviction.

Anchorsholme councillors Tony Williams and Paul Galley are offering the £100 cash incentive after a spate of incidents.

This week The Gazette revealed how 600kg of deadly asbestos had been dumped on a residential street off Sevenoaks Drive.

And the find is just one of several loads thrown away in the same area.

“Like every other ward in Blackpool, Anchorsholme suffers from mindless fly tipping and the authorities are finding it difficult to catch and prosecute a great many of these offenders,” said Coun Williams

“It’s not just cowboy builders to blame, some irresponsible residents are also dumping rubbish in back alleys rather than take it to the tip.

“This has to stop.”

Coun Galley and Coun Williams believe that the public are vital in stopping rogue tippers.

Coun Galley said “We don’t want residents to challenge or confront fly tippers but we do want them to report vehicle registrations and descriptions. Anyone in Anchorsholme reporting fly tipping can do so directly to the council on the council website or by contacting Coun Tony Williams on cllr.tony.williams@blackpool.gov.uk and Coun Paul Galley on cllr.paul.galley@blackpool.gov.uk