Battle with fly-tippers gets £40,000 from police and crime commissioner - The Evesham Observer

Battle with fly-tippers gets £40,000 from police and crime commissioner

Evesham Editorial 15th Jan, 2022   0

THE POLICE and Crime Commissioner John Campion is investing nearly £40,000 in tackling fly-tipping across Worcestershire.

The investments, being bolstered with funds from district and borough councils will focus on prevention, enforcement and support for victims.

This will include sharing best practice for landowners, improved CCTV, signage and lighting, education around lawful disposal of waste and a strong focus on enforcement.

The PCC is also investing a further £10,000 to prevent tyre dumping.

The innovative and sustainable force wide Tyre Tag scheme by West Mercia Police, alongside local authorities and Smartwater, aims to prevent garages from being targeted by organised criminals to illegally dispose of tyres.

More than 10,000 incidents of fly-tipping were reported across West Mercia last year, a six per cent increase on the previous year.

Mr Campion said: “Fly-tipping is an issue raised by our communities time and time again.

“Not only is it unsightly and a nuisance, it causes a substantial cost to landowners and is hazardous to our environment and wildlife.

“I was impressed by the thorough, partnership approach in these schemes and I am pleased to be investing in them, helping put an end to this blight on our communities.”


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