Help trace those responsible for fly-tipping

Sofas dumped in Drayton Road, Hanchurch Hills.

Sofas and children’s toys were among a number of items illegally dumped within Stafford Borough.

Stafford Borough Council is appealing for information about the rubbish that was dumped in places in Hanchurch, in the north of the borough, and in the village of Church Eaton this month.

The mess is the latest to be featured on the Council’s ‘Grimewatch’ webpage.

‘Grimewatch’ is a 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 www.staffordbc.gov.uk/grimewatch

The latest photos show sofas dumped along with building waste and a variety of other household items such as children’s toys and a stainless steel peddle bin.

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 in 2015 – with a number of people fined in separate incidents for dumping items illegally.

Howard Thomas, Head of Environment at the Council, said:

“We don’t tolerate any kind of littering and those responsible will be caught and fined.

“Residents who have pride in their area are rightly angry when irresponsible people treat their countryside as a dumping ground.

“But we need your help to trace the culprits so if anyone has information on this or any other fly tipping then please let us know immediately.”

People with information can contact the Council in confidence via grimewatch@staffordbc.gov.uk or on 01785 619401.