Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Investigation into ‘despicable’ fly-tipping

THIS pile of rubbish was dumped in woods near Shiplake.

THIS pile of rubbish was dumped in woods near Shiplake.

The lorryload of household and garden furniture appeared on Saturday near a path used by dog walkers. Among the waste were radiators, cushions, doors and a children’s slide.

The fly-tipping was spotted by Adam Griffin, from Henley, while out walking his three dogs.

He said: “We go there fairly regularly and through the summer it has been amazing but we couldn’t even park there because of the rubbish. It is outrageous.”

Workers from Biffa, South Oxfordshire District Council’s waste contractor, cleared the rubbish on Monday morning.

Malcolm Leonard, who lives in Shiplake and is a member of the district council, dubed those responsible “quite disgusting”. He said: “The district council has taken very active steps against fly-tipping. It is a despicable crime. People have been in court and sentenced so we take it extremely seriously and we even use hidden cameras to catch offenders.”

A district council spokeswoman said it would attempt to the trace the offenders.

She added: “The environmental protection team has a proactive fly-tipping investigation section which regularly searches fly-tipped waste to find evidence but it relies heavily on information supplied by the public.”

To report fly-tipping, call 03000 610 610 or email

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