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Fillongley Fly Tipping Action

Published on Tuesday, 5th December 2017

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Public Spaces Protection Order and gating in Fillongley to help prevent fly tipping.


Public Spaces Protection Order to help tackle fly tipping in Fillongley


The Council has authorised a Public Spaces Protection Order in Fillongley to help prevent fly tipping in two hot spot locations. The order came into effect on the 6 November 2017 using powers in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.  The order includes restricting vehicular access to Didgley Lane and Bun Lane in Fillongley which are frequently subject to fly tipping.     

Gates have been installed at both lanes which are horse friendly and allow for pedestrian access.  Arrangements have been made with local residents and businesses so they can continue to access both lanes for their legitimate purposes.

It is an offence for a person without reasonable excuse to contravene the restriction. A person guilty of an offence is liable to a Fixed Penalty Notice up to £100 or on summary conviction to a maximum fine not exceeding £1000.  

More details about the order can be found at https://www.northwarks.gov.uk/pspo

This measure is part of a wider action plan to tackle the increasing problem of fly tipping across the Borough.  The problem of fly tipping is being promoted via the Warwickshire Rural Watch Scheme. At a Rural Crime Event held in Fillongley on the 28 November officers from the Council were able to hear from local residents about their concerns and provide advice about reporting incidents and protecting any evidence available.

During the last 12 months the Council has received 991 reports of fly tipping, costing local taxpayers10,000 of pounds to clear up

Councillor Patrick Davey Chair of the Safer Communities Sub Committee said:

“Fly tipping is a crime and a serious problem which is a significant blight on our local communities. The Council is working with other partners including Parish Councils, Warwickshire Rural Watch Scheme, the Police, Fire and Rescue Service, the National Farmers Union and others to tackle this.

Fly tipping has significant environmental impacts and costs local taxpayers excessive amounts of money to be cleared up. The order is one measure the Council is using to try to prevent fly tipping. Other measures we are using include targeting hot spot locations with cctv, signage, media campaigns and investigations where evidence is available to help identify those responsible for the fly tips.   Members of the public are encouraged to report any suspicious activities they see, providing vehicle registrations wherever possible to do so”

More information about reporting fly tipping is available at www.northwarks.gov.uk/flytipping