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This is the state that fly-tippers left Cottam Lane in

Posted on - 14th May, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, News


Fly tippers have unloaded their unwanted goods on Cottam Lane in Preston.

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The items dumped next to Haslam Park in Ashton included stacks of wood, tyres, old cushions, bags of rubbish and more items.

Dave Pakeman, who regularly walks past the footpath on Cottam Lane, said: “It’s the amount of fly tipping on Cottam Lane, it happens every few weeks.

“I’ve rung the council and asked about CCTV being installed but they said there is no money.

“They said it would cost around £2.5k for the tyres to be removed. I’m sure CCTV would be cheaper.”

Some of the building waste fly-tipped
Some of the building waste fly-tipped

Read more: This is the state of a Preston road after fly-tippers turned up

A spokesperson for Preston City Council said: “A number of fly tipping incidents at this location have been reported to us from members of the public.

“Officers, Councillors and other agencies have recently met to discuss the issue and possible solutions.

“Trying to determine who owns the land either side of the bridle path is also proving problematic.

“An investigation has already begun into who is responsible for the latest incident and the items will be removed in the next few days.”

Another view of the fly-tipping
Another view of the fly-tipping

How do I report fly tipping in Preston?

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.

Staying safe

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.

Do you live near Cottam Lane? What do you think about the fly tipping? Let us know n the comments below

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