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Fly tipping leaves Frenchwood path in a state

Posted on - 9th December, 2016 - 4:56pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Crime, Preston Council, Preston News
The rubbish was found dumped on Friday morning

The rubbish was found dumped on Friday morning

This is the state a Preston footpath was left in on Friday morning.

Cyclists and walkers were left needing to find an alternative route after these materials were found dumped in Frenchwood.

Preston City Council say the materials were dumped at some point from Thursday (8 December) evening through to early on Friday.

Building waste, carpets and planks of wood were all left strewn across the pathway near Christ the King School.

Read more: Tattoo artist fined for fly tipping in Fulwood

Glass panels and window panes were also smashed onto the path.

Items left all over the path used by walkers and cyclists

Items left all over the path used by walkers and cyclists

The path leads to Miller Park from the end of Esplanade in Frenchwood.

A council spokeswoman said: “Fly tipping costs taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds every year and the council has to pick up the bill. If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact us.”

Anyone with information on the flytipping can email neighbourhoodservices@preston.gov.uk or call 01772906909.

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

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