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Builders waste dumped across Redbridge in ‘unacceptable’ flytipping spate

PUBLISHED: 07:01 09 March 2015

flytipping in Redbridge

flytipping in Redbridge

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Lorry loads of builders waste have been dumped in Redbridge in a spate of large fly tips.

Redbridge Council has vowed to clamp down on the “disgusting” activity and appealed for information about the recent fly-tips.

Cllr Ross Hatfull, cabinet member for community safety and enforcement, said: “It’s disgusting and totally unacceptable.

“We’re not going to sit and watch this happen to our Borough, we’re taking action.

“We’ve sent out a clear message about fly tipping – that it won’t be tolerated and perpetrators can expect to be punished.

“These people deserved to be punished and we are investigating the incidents but we also need the community to come forward and help us catch them.”

Areas of Wanstead and Clayhall have been targeted in recent weeks, with lorry loads of builders waste dumped in the middle of residential streets.

The fly tips have mostly taken place during the night, leaving roads in a dangerous state.

On Wednesday February 11, Marlands Road at the junction with Clayhall Avenue, Clayhall, was targeted.

On Friday 13 and Thursday February 19, Nutter Lane and Preston Drive in Wanstead were hit.

On Sunday February 15, Wanstead Lane at the junction with Hillview Crescent, Gants Hill, was blighted, followed by Draycott Road, Wanstead, on Saturday February 21, Peaketon Avenue and Ambleside Gardens n Redbridge on Saturday February 28, and Malcom Way at the junction with Eagle Lane, Wanstead, on Wednesday March 4.

“We want residents help to identify these cowards,” added Cllr Hatfull.

“Any information you have about this activity can help catch these people and make sure that they don’t treat our borough like this again.”

If you have information, call the council on 020 8708 5000.

Visit redbridge.gov.uk/flytipping.


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