Wyke cable dumping is probed by Bradford Council

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Council tipping teams are investigating a dumping mystery at Wyke, Bradford.

And officials want anyone with information about the incident to get in touch.

Large piles of what looks like piping were spotted in the area of the Judy Woods beauty spot early on Sunday.

A ward councillor has warned that a recently-introduced waste disposal permit system is encouraging fly-tipping.

A Low Moor resident was out walking when he came across the obstruction in Royds Hall Lane.

Dave McCue, of Markfield Close, alerted police after seeing the piles completely blocking the lane. He was worried that people living at Horse Close Farm would be unable to get in or out.

“I went for an early morning stroll into Judy Woods, only to be greeted by the sight,” said Mr McCue. “We contacted police but in the meantime the residents of Horse Close Farm would have had their work cut out to leave.”

Police confirmed they had been to the scene on Sunday morning and that what appeared to be piping was blocking the lane. A mattress was underneath the piles.

When fears it might be stolen cabling were unfounded, officers passed the matter on to Bradford Council.

A Council spokesman said: “We were not aware of this issue, but will send someone out to investigate as soon as we can. Obviously, we condemn these fly-tipping incidents which can be very hazardous. In the meantime, can anyone who has any information about this incident contact us on (01274) 434366.”

Wyke ward Councillor David Robinson criticised the permit scheme, brought in earlier this year and which requires people wanting to get rid of rubbish at local authority tips to have the necessary paperwork – which is free. One aim of the system was to deter people from outside the area using Bradford tipping sites.

Coun Robinson said: “I am sceptical about this permit scheme. It encourages people who can't be bothered to just dump rubbish wherever they want.

“It was supposed to put off people from elsewhere using our tips. But waste is waste, and if people take it to a proper depot, does it really matter where it is? People are not bothering to go to the trouble of getting a permit. It's easier to fly-tip.”

The Council has insisted the new scheme is working and that the amount of fly-tipped waste has fallen.

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9:09am Thu 24 Apr 14

WISE OLD WALTER says...

So rubbish dumped near a local beauty spot sometime before Sunday, by Thursday the council comment they will send someone out to inspect it, when perhaps will the council MOVE IT. or is it another one of the many NOT OUR PROBLEM answers ?
So rubbish dumped near a local beauty spot sometime before Sunday, by Thursday the council comment they will send someone out to inspect it, when perhaps will the council MOVE IT. or is it another one of the many NOT OUR PROBLEM answers ? WISE OLD WALTER
  • Score: 6

11:34am Thu 24 Apr 14

Baildon girl says...

We saw this on Monday whilst having a bank holiday stroll with kids and dog, it made it very difficult to climb over it all not good for little dogs or children. We warned another dog walker further down who was aware of it already said it had been there all weekend and that a white transit van had been spotted with 3 guys in at some point.

NO RESPECT!! I would say due to the difficult access issues it would be a priority to get it removed asap.
We saw this on Monday whilst having a bank holiday stroll with kids and dog, it made it very difficult to climb over it all not good for little dogs or children. We warned another dog walker further down who was aware of it already said it had been there all weekend and that a white transit van had been spotted with 3 guys in at some point. NO RESPECT!! I would say due to the difficult access issues it would be a priority to get it removed asap. Baildon girl
  • Score: 4

11:59am Thu 24 Apr 14

Joedavid says...

"A ward Councillor has warned that a recently-introduced waste disposal permit system is encouraging fly-tipping."
But that is for domestic users, it is quite obvious this is industrial.
"A ward Councillor has warned that a recently-introduced waste disposal permit system is encouraging fly-tipping." But that is for domestic users, it is quite obvious this is industrial. Joedavid
  • Score: 7

12:04pm Thu 24 Apr 14

The Hoffster says...

Those cables look like dead snakes.

Maybe a new shoot for the latest Indiana Jones movie ?
Those cables look like dead snakes. Maybe a new shoot for the latest Indiana Jones movie ? The Hoffster
  • Score: -6

12:27pm Thu 24 Apr 14

dshaw71 says...

Baildon girl wrote:
We saw this on Monday whilst having a bank holiday stroll with kids and dog, it made it very difficult to climb over it all not good for little dogs or children. We warned another dog walker further down who was aware of it already said it had been there all weekend and that a white transit van had been spotted with 3 guys in at some point. NO RESPECT!! I would say due to the difficult access issues it would be a priority to get it removed asap.
we also were out on Monday and had to clamber over it with the dogs, its disgusting and yes they have no respect for peoples property. I felt for the people that lived in the farm at the end of the road.
[quote][p][bold]Baildon girl[/bold] wrote: We saw this on Monday whilst having a bank holiday stroll with kids and dog, it made it very difficult to climb over it all not good for little dogs or children. We warned another dog walker further down who was aware of it already said it had been there all weekend and that a white transit van had been spotted with 3 guys in at some point. NO RESPECT!! I would say due to the difficult access issues it would be a priority to get it removed asap.[/p][/quote]we also were out on Monday and had to clamber over it with the dogs, its disgusting and yes they have no respect for peoples property. I felt for the people that lived in the farm at the end of the road. dshaw71
  • Score: 4

12:36pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Not so simple says...

These dumpsters should be locked up for three years and their property seized. That is the only deterrent. Also Bradford council needs to pull it's socks up and clear the mess rather than dilly dally with investigations and inquiries: get off your lazy backsides and do some work rather then think about your next move: thinking doesn't help the council as the derelict city centre shows!
These dumpsters should be locked up for three years and their property seized. That is the only deterrent. Also Bradford council needs to pull it's socks up and clear the mess rather than dilly dally with investigations and inquiries: get off your lazy backsides and do some work rather then think about your next move: thinking doesn't help the council as the derelict city centre shows! Not so simple
  • Score: 5

1:09pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Reason it is dumped will be because the copper will have been stripped from inside, unable to take it to a tip as that would identify the persons who had stolen the cable for the copper value.

Not rocket science.
Reason it is dumped will be because the copper will have been stripped from inside, unable to take it to a tip as that would identify the persons who had stolen the cable for the copper value. Not rocket science. Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 5

3:11pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Speed Merchant says...

Baildon girl wrote:
We saw this on Monday whilst having a bank holiday stroll with kids and dog, it made it very difficult to climb over it all not good for little dogs or children. We warned another dog walker further down who was aware of it already said it had been there all weekend and that a white transit van had been spotted with 3 guys in at some point.

NO RESPECT!! I would say due to the difficult access issues it would be a priority to get it removed asap.
Baildon Girl - what were you doing in Wyke/Low Moor anyway
[quote][p][bold]Baildon girl[/bold] wrote: We saw this on Monday whilst having a bank holiday stroll with kids and dog, it made it very difficult to climb over it all not good for little dogs or children. We warned another dog walker further down who was aware of it already said it had been there all weekend and that a white transit van had been spotted with 3 guys in at some point. NO RESPECT!! I would say due to the difficult access issues it would be a priority to get it removed asap.[/p][/quote]Baildon Girl - what were you doing in Wyke/Low Moor anyway Speed Merchant
  • Score: -3

4:00pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Baildon girl says...

Speed Merchant wrote:
Baildon girl wrote:
We saw this on Monday whilst having a bank holiday stroll with kids and dog, it made it very difficult to climb over it all not good for little dogs or children. We warned another dog walker further down who was aware of it already said it had been there all weekend and that a white transit van had been spotted with 3 guys in at some point.

NO RESPECT!! I would say due to the difficult access issues it would be a priority to get it removed asap.
Baildon Girl - what were you doing in Wyke/Low Moor anyway
I am living in Wibsey at the moment!! Although been to Judy woods lots of times whilst i was still in Baildon I like to get about :)
[quote][p][bold]Speed Merchant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baildon girl[/bold] wrote: We saw this on Monday whilst having a bank holiday stroll with kids and dog, it made it very difficult to climb over it all not good for little dogs or children. We warned another dog walker further down who was aware of it already said it had been there all weekend and that a white transit van had been spotted with 3 guys in at some point. NO RESPECT!! I would say due to the difficult access issues it would be a priority to get it removed asap.[/p][/quote]Baildon Girl - what were you doing in Wyke/Low Moor anyway[/p][/quote]I am living in Wibsey at the moment!! Although been to Judy woods lots of times whilst i was still in Baildon I like to get about :) Baildon girl
  • Score: 1

7:54pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Craig says...

I frequently take my little girl to Judy Woods with the wife and we are constantly having to clamber over piles of dog mess and, incredibly , discarded bags full of dog mess littering the footpath and the bases of numerous trees on the path in from the Station Road entrance (why pick up the mess, bag it and then not put it in the bin at the entrance less than 100 yards away?). Wonder when the Council are going to do something about this?
I frequently take my little girl to Judy Woods with the wife and we are constantly having to clamber over piles of dog mess and, incredibly , discarded bags full of dog mess littering the footpath and the bases of numerous trees on the path in from the Station Road entrance (why pick up the mess, bag it and then not put it in the bin at the entrance less than 100 yards away?). Wonder when the Council are going to do something about this? Craig
  • Score: 3

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