Fly-tipper actions are ‘unacceptable’

Fly tipping, dumped in the middle of the day, along Smithy Lane, Staining

Fly tipping, dumped in the middle of the day, along Smithy Lane, Staining

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Fly-tippers who dumped several sofas, a duvet and bags of rubble on a Fylde roadside have been branded ‘disgraceful’.

Staining Parish Council chairman Malcolm Hyland hit out after the rubbish items were left by tippers on Smithy Lane in the village.

Coun Hyland said: “It’s just disgraceful. People come up in the night and dump it – it’s the same at the bottom of Staining Hall Road too, which has become notorious for fly-tipping.

“I am very concerned about what is happening. Six weeks ago, near Mythop Road on the way to Weeton, a pile of tyres were dumped. People are targeting rural areas.

“Blackpool Council charges people to leave rubble, so rather than pay, people are coming out into the countryside to leave it.

“The other factor is that the nearest tip for Staining is now in Lytham – it used to be St Annes. For some it’s too far.

“I would just like to catch those involved – the countryside is becoming notorious for it.”

Fylde Council promised to get tough on catching those responsible.

A council spokesman said: “We have put signs up in the area warning against fly-tipping and have looked at installing hidden cameras to catch out tippers.

“This sort of action is reprehensible behaviour, to spoil the area in a rural space such as Fylde. It’s entirely anti-social behaviour.”

Anyone with information about the tipping can contact the council on (01253) 658657.

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