CCTV footage released in ‘fly-tipping crackdown’
North East Lincolnshire Council have issued several new CCTV images as part of what it calls a ‘fly-tipping crackdown’.
This follows a number of incidents which took place between August 2021 and January 2022.
The affected locations include Fisherman’s Wharf in Grimsby, a car park in New Waltham, an alleyway off Haycroft Avenue, and bring to recycling banks in Waltham Road and Doughty Road.
Council officers are now appealing to the public to help identify the people in the CCTV images.
Councillor Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:
“I’m grateful to everyone who has contacted us with information since we launched the Caught on Camera campaign in March.
“The campaign also gives officers the opportunity to educate people about their responsibilities when disposing of their waste.
“Fly-tipping is a national problem. It’s a criminal offence and the Council investigates all incidents. Anyone who is caught risks a £400 fixed penalty notice.
“Our enforcement officers are keen to speak to the people in these CCTV images in connection with fly-tipping offences in the borough.
“If you recognise anyone in the images, please let us know at www.nelincs.gov.uk/caught-on-camera. All reports are treated in the strictest confidence.”
So far, five people have been fined since March as a result of the Caught on Camera appeal.
North East Lincolnshire Council recently launched a controversial campaign where it asked volunteers from the community to ‘take responsibility’ for helping to clear up fly-tipping hotspots.
The project, titled ‘Clear It’, is aimed at residents who live near alleyways and fly-tipping hot spots.
One local resident who wished to remain anonymous said:”I’m pretty sure this is why the good people of Britain pay taxes…”
“So have the weekend off your full time job, just to go out and do the job that the council are paid to do? No thanks,” added another.
Volunteers can apply via the North East Lincolnshire Council website.
Anyone with information that can help identify the people in the images, should contact the council in confidence online at www.nelincs.gov.uk/caught-on-camera or by calling 01472 326300.