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Fly-tipping at entrance to Avenham Park is being tackled

Posted on - 15th March, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Fly-tipping at the entrance to Avenham Park Pic: Blog Preston
Fly-tipping at the entrance to Avenham Park Pic: Blog Preston

Consistent fly-tipping at an entrance to Avenham Park is being dealt with by the council.

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Nearby resident Karolina Ruszczynska said she and her boyfriend had reported it to the city council.

She said: “Someone keeps throwing rubbish away near the entrance to the park, just off Selborne Street.

“We’ve informed the council and we passed them documents which were in the rubbish which seemed to show the address of where it is coming from.”

Karoline said the fly-tipping had been happening every week and had also been affected Oxford Fields.

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A council spokeswoman said: “The enforcement team were made aware of this report on Tuesday 12th March. An officer has already visited the scene and the debris cleared.

“In essence, it is too early in the investigation process to confirm whether or not the matter will lead to legal action. We will be speaking to the complainant in the near future and then making further enquiries in order to assess our course of action.

“If anyone comes across any fly-tipping in Preston it can be reported via the council’s website, but also please do not touch the waste so as not to interfere with any potential future legal proceedings.”

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.

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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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