New team targeting fly-tippers and litter louts in Crewe

A team recruited to tackle litter and fly-tipping issues in Crewe has issued more than 200 fines in the first week.

One resident, Gary Palin, was so fed up with items been left outside homes and in parks he set up Facebook group to highlight the issue. 

Cheshire East Council has now brought in a private company for enforcement to work alongside community wardens, who will also be going out and speaking to residents about the issues and educating them on how to get rid of rubbish properly.

The officers will initially focus their efforts on hotspots in Crewe, but they will be responsive to situations as they develop across region.

LISTEN: Hear from resident Gary Palin on fly-tipping

Councillor Paul Bates, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for communities and health, said: “We’ve made our position clear on this matter. Enough is enough. The recruitment of these officers is a clear sign of how seriously we take this issue.

“We are an enforcing council but we also have a duty to ensure that we do everything we can to help people get access to the information which will stop them from fly-tipping in the future. Looking at the bigger picture, this really is as much about education as it is enforcement.”

Fixed penalty notices will be issued for £80 for dog fouling and littering. Fly-tippers will be fined £400.  

Anyone who sees evidence of fly-tipping in Crewe is asked to report it by calling 0300 123 5021.

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