Wednesday 11 September 2002 12.01am
well said Richard - it's tiresome when people make assumptions, and assume that if you'd reported it, it would have been cleared up just because you're a councillor!
I'm not saying the council does a brilliant job but it can hardly be expected to have flytipping spies on every corner. So I'm glad we've got some signs out - we all need to get reporting. Not always easy when these guys obscure their reg plates, but we should give it a go.
Is there not a bigger problem underlying this though? If tipping sites are not easily accessible and cost the contractors a lot to use, then couldn't this be tackled at source? It may be cheaper to have more sites than to pay for emergency clearance after the event. Of course if so much land wasn't being cleared for property development/speculation then there wouldn't be so much waste, but I digress!
I found out today that gates have been requested for Dickens Square
, a favourite tipping spot, but have bee refused by the Council. Wouldn't this have been a cheaper option than regularly clearing the site?