Giant mound of tyres dumped near picturesque Staffordshire town
A huge mound of around a hundred old car tyres have been dumped by fly tippers in a field near a picturesque Staffordshire town. The field on Huntley Lane near Cheadle was the site of an ‘industrial-scale tip’, council bosses have said. The tyres are all from cars and due to the large amount, it is thought a large van or truck must have been used to get them there.
It comes as Staffordshire Moorlands councillors have said there has been an increase in fly tipping during the pandemic. Cheadle and Checkley Tory councillor Mark Deaville said: “The small minority who think they can blight our beautiful countryside in this way should be under no illusion that their actions have consequences and the Moorlands is absolutely not the place to abuse in this way.” Now, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is joining forced with police in a bid to catch fly tipper blighting the area.
Councillor Deaville added: “This clearly cannot be allowed to continue and I welcome the partnership focus on tackling it.” Sergeant Rob Peacock, from the Staffordshire Moorlands policing team, said: “There has been a recent rise in the amount of fly-tipping going on across our local area and we’re warning those responsible that we are looking into a number of incidents alongside our local partners. “Fly-tipping is a criminal offence and is one that can have serious ramifications for the local community and wildlife.
We will look to punish those found to be dumping their waste illegally.”
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Decide later that you no longer wish to receive the emails? No problem – you can just follow the unsubscribe link. Councillor Mike Bowen said: “Fly-tipping at any time is thoroughly irresponsible and shows no regard for the communities it spoils or the people who have to clear it up.
But at a time when our public services are doing their utmost to support people through the covid health pandemic it is simply unforgivable. “The incidences we have seen in recent weeks cannot be allowed to continue and, through the Community Safety Partnership, we are sending out a very clear message that this will not be tolerated and we are working together to combat it. “We always seek to prosecute those responsible, where possible, and people should be aware that fly-tipping is a criminal offence which can result in unlimited fines or a prison sentence.
There is simply no excuse for it so please don’t do it!”
The Staffordshire county tips at Biddulph, Cheadle and Leek remain open to the public and are operating in line with government coronavirus restrictions.