Dumpers blight the county

FLY-TIPPERS are today continuing to blight parts of Suffolk - and in some cases are becoming so brazen that they are dumping rubbish in the middle of our roads.

FLY-TIPPERS are today continuing to blight parts of Suffolk - and in some cases are becoming so brazen that they are dumping rubbish in the middle of our roads.

If these pictures are anything to go by, Suffolk is in need of a little spring cleaning thanks to the illegal acts of a few nuisance dumpers.

Drivers coming into Ipswich from the A12 or A14 were today welcomed with the sight of plastic bags and other rubbish which has blown into trees along London Road near to the Copdock interchange.

And villagers in Tattingstone have been left with an eyesore after an irresponsible fly-tipper dumped a pile of junk in the middle of the road and surrounding woodland.

Such was the hazard caused, police were forced to cordon off the slip road near the A137.

Speaking about the mess left in Tattingstone, a spokesman for Babergh District Council said: “Babergh understands that the fly-tipping contains general waste such as carpets and cardboard, but it was marked off by the police as evidence of addresses was also found.

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“Babergh staff are now investigating the matter to try and identify who might be responsible for this anti-social act.”

And the spokesman said the litter at Copdock was a “recurring problem”.

He added: “Babergh devote significant resources in clearing up the litter around the site. We sent a team out over the weekend, but the volume of traffic made the task of removing the litter along the roadside too dangerous.

“We plan to clear up the mess early on Sunday morning next weekend.”

No one from Tesco was available for comment today, but last year a spokesman from the store told The Evening Star that staff continually took steps to address the litter problem, such as hourly sweeps at the front of the building and trips off site.

Is fly-tipping tarnishing our county? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

Send pictures of your fly-tipping trouble spot to starnews@eveningstar.co.uk or video to video@eveningstar.co.uk.

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