Thursday, May 30, 2024

‘You’re disgusting’, council leader tells tenfoot fly tippers

North Lincolnshire Council leader Rob Waltham has branded blasted litterers and flytippers as disgusting for their incessant dumping of more rubbish as fast as earlier heaps are cleared away.

In one operation, 40 tonnes of rubbish was cleared up from tenfoots in the Crosby area of Scunthorpe, only for more to reappear within 24 hours.

“There’s no other was to say it – these people are disgusting,” said Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council. “How they can think it is acceptable in any way to blight our communities and create a health hazard in our streets like this is beyond me. Make no mistake – we will come down hard on anyone dropping litter or dumping rubbish.”

The council undertakes regular bulky item collections and foot patrols and doorknocks take place three times a week. Tenfoots are checked and cleared weekly.

The council has a number of measures designed to punish the dumpers. These include:

  • More than 350 people have been fined for littering in the Crosby area in the past 12 months and more than 150 warnings and notices served.
  • Installation of CCTV cameras and improved street lighting.
  • Proposal to introduce a Selective Licensing scheme which would give the council more powers to punish landlords and tenants for anti-social behaviour.

“This is a small section of the community who are behaving in an appalling manner,” added Cllr Waltham. “There are many brilliant people in Crosby who organise regular community litter picks. We give them our full support and I won’t rest until this disgusting minority are brought to account.”

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