One Prestonian has got so fed up with fly tipping in their road they’ve put up a message on a lamppost.Advertisement
The sign indicated the resident of Maitland Street, off New Hall Lane, has installed CCTV to try and catch those responsible.
It follows scenes like this down the road and in its alleyways off it.
A mattress was among the detritus dumped in late July and since then the problem appears to have grown worse.
The sign pinned up says ‘Stop dumping your rubbish in the street, you scruff persons CCTV in use’.
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The report in July, from a Mr Ali, of flytipping read: “Between Acregate Lane & Tunbridge Street. People are fly tipping in the alley way and it is causing a serious smell which is affecting the area and the smell is going into the houses.
“My children are feeling sick and have been ill recently due to the serious smell.
“Please investigate ASAP. It’s definitely a health & safety concern for the area/community.
“Is there a possibility that a metal Door or something can be installed? As it’s becoming a serious fly tipping concern in this area!”
Preston City Council is responsible for monitoring and collecting items which have been dumped illegally.
You can report fly tipping by calling 01772906909 or using an online form to report it.
You can also use the website fixmystreet – which shows all reports in the area.
never touch the waste: fly tipped waste can be dangerous – it may contain syringes, broken glass, asbestos, toxic chemicals or other hazardous substances
never disturb the site – there may be evidence that could help identify the fly-tippers and lead to their prosecution
never approach anyone you see fly tipping – they could become violent
Have you ever experienced fly tipping? How is it where you are? Let us know in the comments below