'Utter disgust': Shocking amount of household rubbish dumped in Hambleton

A number of bulky household items were found dumped on a lane in Hambleton yesterday, sparking concern from a Wyre resident and anger from a councillor.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 7:00 am
Updated Thursday, 11th March 2021, 8:32 pm

Mick Parkinson took a walk down Wardleys Lane in Hambleton yesterday to find a significant amount of fly-tipping, including chairs, wooden panels and children's play equipment.

"Utter disgust is all I can say on the matter when faced with this," he said.

Mr Parkinson also said there was "broken glass all over the road."

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Fly tipping on Wardleys Lane, Hambleton. Photo: Mick Parkinson
Fly tipping on Wardleys Lane, Hambleton. Photo: Mick Parkinson

Hambleton and Stalmine councillor Lynne Bowen said: "This kind of incident is disgusting, it shows a complete disregard for our beautiful countryside and the people that use these single track lanes.

"If anyone sees this kind of thing happening please report it to Wyre Council."

Fly-tipping was reported four times a day on average between 2019-20, with a total of 1,405 incidents reported to Wyre Council.

Of those incidents, 545 cases were investigated and 37 fixed penalty notices were issued.

Last year, tipper trucks were needed to clear up dumped rubbish 19 times in the borough, costing £6,300 in total.

A spokesman for Wyre Council said: "We are aware and saddened by this recent fly tip. Our teams have responded and are arranging full removal.

"If you do employ someone to collect and dispose of your waste, follow the SCRAP rules, suspect all waste carriers, check their registration details, refuse unexpected offers to take waste, ask what will happen to your waste and paperwork should be obtained.

"If you do have waste you’d like to get rid of, remember that you can visit the Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Fleetwood; there’s no need to book an appointment.

"If anyone recognises where the waste has come from or can share any information on this fly tip, please do get in touch with the council."