Fly tipper leaves address with rubbish

WE are targeting you.That is the message for the person who left a heap of rubbish – including a document bearing what could well be the fly tipper's own address - on a site that had only recently undergone a massive clean-up operation.

WE are targeting you.

That is the message for the person who left a heap of rubbish - including a document bearing what could well be the fly tipper's own address - on a site that had only recently undergone a massive clean-up operation.

Babergh District Council is now planning to pay the suspected fly tipper an unexpected visit.

Deck chairs, cushions and clothing were just some of the fly-tipped items found by the district council's litter warden Chris Sandford near the entrance of Anglian Water's Sproughton sewage works in Church Lane.


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But among the dumped items was also packaging from a mail order company - which showed the address of the recipient.

Babergh District Council is now planning to make a doorstep visit to the addressee.

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Malcolm Firth, head of environmental services at the district council said: "The packaging we found in Church Lane doesn't even belong to an address in the Babergh district.

"It would appear residents in the Ipswich Borough Council area are driving into the Babergh district to offload their rubbish, leaving Babergh residents to foot the bill for the clean-up operation."

Anyone found guilty of fly tipping can face a fine of up to £20,000 or even a prison sentence.

The rubbish was discovered just six months after the district council removed 20 tonnes of rubbish from the fly tipping blackspot.

Babergh District Council is planning to work closely with Ipswich Borough Council's cleansing services team in an attempt to crack down on the fly tippers that plague the Ipswich-Babergh border.

A district council spokesman said: "We will be working with Ipswich Borough Council to share information and co-ordinate information about the wider issue of this site, and other fly tipping sites on the Ipswich-Babergh border.

"We will also be looking to see whether the problem is because of a limited number of perpetrators or if it is a wider problem.

"It is about sharing information, targeting hotspots and possibly tracing people who dump."

Mr Firth added: "No matter what it takes, we will target individuals and businesses alike to rid the area of this unwanted menace."

The spokesman for the district council said council contractors would be clearing the site and that the bank - put up to help prevent fly tipping - would also be fixed.

He also added the district council may even consider putting CCTV at the site.

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