Motorists warned over dumped tyres

SUFFOLK motorists are today being warned to take care after around dozens of tyres were dumped on a stretch of road.Around 60 tyres were found dumped on the road, the verge and even in a nearby field for the second time in two weeks on the B1078 road between Akenham and Henley.

SUFFOLK motorists are today being warned to take care after around dozens of tyres were dumped on a stretch of road.

Around 60 tyres were found dumped on the road, the verge and even in a nearby field for the second time in two weeks on the B1078 road between Akenham and Henley.

Mid Suffolk District Council was alerted to the situation yesterday after local residents reported that the tyres had been dumped late on Saturday night.

Gillian Brown, environmental quality officer at the council, said: “This kind of behaviour really is unacceptable.

“Not only is it dangerous to other road-users but it is very irresponsible. “Those people wishing to dispose of old and used tyres can take them to their local tyre-dealer to have them destroyed in an appropriate manner.

“To tackle incidents of this nature, MSDC are just about to start piloting a tyre amnesty in Elmswell, starting from 29 January. If it is successful it is our intention to roll this programme out throughout the rest of Mid Suffolk.”

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From Monday January 29 residents in the Elmswell area can contact the council on 01449 727334 and ask them to come and pick up a minimum of eight tyres per household from their property or any used batteries.

Posters have been put up in the area to advertise the pilot scheme.

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