Residents will catch fly tippers

FRUSTRATED residents are today teaming up to catch the fly-tippers who turned their Ipswich lane into a rubbish dump.Homeowners in Dale Hall Lane have joined efforts to track down the people who illegally dumped unsightly items ranging from tyres to a fridge-freezer and an old fireplace near their houses.

FRUSTRATED residents are today teaming up to catch the fly-tippers who turned their Ipswich lane into a rubbish dump.

Homeowners in Dale Hall Lane have joined efforts to track down the people who illegally dumped unsightly items ranging from tyres to a fridge-freezer and an old fireplace near their houses.

Ipswich Borough Council's Streetcare team have launched a clean-up of the area and have enlisted the residents in their battle to catch those responsible for the fly-tipping.

Glynis Wood, Ipswich Borough Council streetcare customer services team leader said: "The residents have assured us they will be keeping a close watch now.

"We had a report from a lady saying she'd seen a fireplace, which was the first item. Then over the next weekend tyres arrived and a fridge freezer.

"It seems somebody is making quite regular trips there."

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Council officers are now sifting through the items in search of incriminating evidence which could lead to the fly-tippers.

Offenders face maximum fines of £20,000 or up to six-months in prison.

Ms Wood said: "We are looking for evidence and we'll follow-up any evidence we find.

"It's a criminal offence and the police will be able to follow up.

"We are urging anybody that sees anything to contact us. If they see a suspicious vehicle please note the registration and the type of vehicle and the time and we'll follow it up."

Anyone with information about the identity of the fly-tippers should call the Cleaner Ipswich hotline on 01473 433 000.

Weblink: www.ipswich.gov.uk/Services/Streetcare

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