incidents in the Burnham-On-Sea area show decrease
released this week by the government show incidents of fly-tipping
across Sedgemoor - including Burnham-On-Sea - have fallen by a
306 incidents to 1,161 in a year.
fall - which is part of a county-wide drop of 8.7% - coincided
with greater efforts to deter fly-tippers through new equipment,
warning signs and training for district enforcement officers.
and other councils are moving to reduce the fly-tipping 'supply'
by urging residents and businesses to check if those removing
rubbish such as builders have the correct waste
up Somerset's fly-tipping costs Sedgemoor and the other district
councils a total of around £150,000 a year, with the County
Council contributing about £36,000 in 2012/13.
Richard Burden, Portolfio Holder for Environment, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"This is a big step in the right direction but we can reduce
this anti-social crime even further with residents' help."
in the district can play a vital role by reporting suspicious
activity and giving evidence, as this remains a tough crime to
deter or prosecute."
thing we can all do is to ensure our own household or business
rubbish is not fly-tipped; just ask anyone taking it away
builders, gardeners and other tradespeople for their waste
spotting a fly-tip or fly-tippers is advised to stay safe and
report the incident with as much detail as possible from a visual
inspection only to Sedgemoor District Council's customer services
team on 0845 408 2543 or email@example.com.
Fly-tipping in Burnham-On-Sea's Stoddens Lane