Appeal to find fly tip culprits


A pile of corrugated plastic has been dumped on a country road in Stafford Borough.

The commercial waste was abandoned in broad daylight next to a farmer’s field off the A519 at Hanchurch.

It was left some time between 8.30am and 3pm on Tuesday (6 September) and witnesses or anyone with information about the fly tipping in Hanchurch Lane are urged to come forward.

Meanwhile, pictures of boxes dumped in a bus shelter and a toilet and children’s pool left in a layby are the latest to have been posted online.

‘Grimewatch’ is a Borough Council initiative to help catch fly tippers with the help of the public. Residents are asked to provide information from pictures and details of the ‘unsolved grimes’ featured at

Latest photos show assorted waste dumped at the bus stop in Chebsey earlier this month including various boxes of wiring, a barbeque, white radiator and household items as well as a red T-shirt with a printed message that when translated reads ‘I don’t speak Icelandic’.

In another incident two white painted doors, a toilet and cistern, blue children’s pool, white garden chair, wood and packaging were found in a layby opposite the A519 Moorfields industrial estate layby, Cotes Heath, Eccleshall.

The photographs include date, location and other details about the illegal tipping, with the Borough Council appealing to anybody who has information about the waste to get in touch. Fly tipping cost the borough around £25,000 to clean up last year. A number of people have been fined in separate incidents for dumping items, such as household waste.

People with information can contact the Council in confidence by emailing or calling 01785 619401.