Redbridge fly-tippers will be named and shamed in online campaign

PUBLISHED: 15:00 06 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:04 06 September 2018

Mock up of a wanted fly-tipping poster

Mock up of a wanted fly-tipping poster


Redbridge Council is reverting to Wild West tactics in the fight against fly-tipping.

At a meeting on Tuesday (September 4) the cabinet agreed to publish wanted style posters of offenders complete with photos and videos.

Residents will then be encouraged to identify the culprits in a name and shame social media campaign.

A council spokeswoman said it will “exhaust” all other avenues to identify those caught on camera before publicising the image.

Cabinet member for civic pride Cllr John Howard said: “We are investing heavily to keep our borough clean and are now asking residents to do their bit by helping us name and shame offenders.

“It is unacceptable that our residents have to put up with the selfish people who fly-tip and spoil their neighbourhood. “The message is clear – we have a zero tolerance approach to people who mess up our borough and those responsible will be fined and, if necessary, prosecuted.”

This “hard-hitting action” is part of Our Streets, the council’s strategy to work with and for residents to create a cleaner, greener and safer borough.

Under the plans the local authority has beefed up fine charges to £150 for all environmental offences including littering, graffiti and fly-tipping.

Any grime crime offender will not be able to reduce their fine by using early payments.

Fines for abandoning vehicles will also be increased.

Leader of the council, Cllr Jas Athwal said: “Residents are simply fed up with people dumping things on the street, creating eyesores and leaving it up the council to clear up the mess and taxpayers to foot the bill.

“We have to deal with hundreds of reported fly-tips a month and we will use every power we have to deter people from breaking the rules and catch those that do.

“Cleaner streets are a priority of my administration and the introduction of these new measures show our determination to tackle enviro-crime so we can create the great neighbourhoods our residents want and deserve.”

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