The cost of removing fly tipping, dumped rubbish and graffiti from council-owned land in Ipswich has been revealed, as a decision on the future of the budget is set to be made. 

In January 2018, the Central Area Committee allocated £3,000 for the clearance of fly tipping, dumped rubbish and graffiti from areas of non-statutory and council-owned land within central Ipswich.

A further £2,000 was added after most of the original budget had been used by January 2020, and since then there have been only two transactions made against the budget.

This means £2,272 remains. 

Altogether the committee spent the budget towards clearing up 22 areas in its ward, with the clear-ups costing from £15 to £500. 

The Central Area Committee is set to consider whether all of the budget is still required and, if it is not, whether to return it so it can be allocated to other projects. 

Details of the cost of removals has also been revealed in council documents, the highest of which was a fly-tipping removal in Milner Street in April 2018 that came in at £500. 

Another fly-tipping removal involving asbestos in Palmerston Road totalled £350, while a fly-tipping removal at St Helen's Car Park in April 2019 cost £300. 

Other removals in Rosebery Road in August 2019, Bond Street in September 2019 came to £207.20 and £161.80 respectively. 

A graffiti removal at Christine's Florist in Westgate came to £35, while the removal of rubbish and a needle sweep in Sirdar/Gatacre Road came to £75. 

Other incidents were recorded in Tennyson Road, Dial Lane, Faraday Road and Foxhall Road.

The committee will meet on January 3 to consider whether it wishes to return the fly-tipping and graffiti removal budget back to the unallocated Central Area Committee budget.