VIDEO: Councillor's plea for fly-tippers to stop dumping rubbish on residential street

ANNOYED: Councillor Mohammed Shafiq, front, with residents frustrated at the fly-tipping on Redmire Street in Bradford Moor

ANNOYED: Councillor Mohammed Shafiq, front, with residents frustrated at the fly-tipping on Redmire Street in Bradford Moor

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FRIDGES, freezers, carpet, furniture and broken fences are among items that have been dumped in Bradford Moor.

The area, on Redmire Street, also has plastic, numerous empty boxes and five full bin-liners littering it.

Councillor Mohammed Shafiq (Lab, Bradford Moor) said: "It is a disgrace. I don't know who is doing it, but it is ruining the area - it is bringing the area down."

He told the Telegraph & Argus that he had received a high number of calls yesterday morning.

Cllr Shafiq said: "It is a big issue in Bradford Moor - I have been contacted about it by lots of local residents."

He also urged those responsible to stop and encouraged people to report anyone who was dumping rubbish illegally.

"I am urging communities to take pride in our area," said Cllr Shafiq.

"Report fly-tipping to the Council - if you see someone doing it, report them.

"I also urge those responsible for fly-tipping to instead make use of the facilities provided by the Council. It is five minutes to get to Bowling Back Lane. They can easily go there."

Cllr Shafiq said that about three years ago Bradford Council spent cash improving a neighbouring street.

"The Council have recently invested money in a facelift for Derby Road, yet people are just dumping rubbish and it is becoming a tip area," he said.

"There is a huge area of rubbish.

"It is on a new development - there was money invested in a housing facelift programme, including improved boundary walls and back streets. It had made the whole street look really pleasant and nice."

Residents living in nearby Gladstone Street have also experienced fly-tipping in an alley which runs behind home - though their efforts to get the rubbish cleared by Council staff have been thwarted because the thoroughfare is privately owned.

Resident Kamran Hussain, 21, said residents looked after the street in front of their homes but were troubled by fly-tippers.

A Council spokesman said: "We always investigate fly tipping incidents to see if we can identify those who fly tip so we can prosecute them, but obviously we need evidence to identify the perpetrators.

"Our council wardens patrol neighbourhoods, but we would urge local people to be vigilant and record times and dates and any registration vehicle plates of anyone seen to be dumping rubbish and report incidents to us on 434366 or www.bradford.gov.uk/bmdc/transport_and_infrastructure/street_care_and_cleaning/fly_tipping/fly_tipping."

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6:38am Fri 1 Aug 14

micela22 says...

Generally, travelling around via Bradford Ring Road there seems to be an acceptance that it`s ok to put rubbish on paths/pavements/gras
s verges & that `someone` will clear it up. It isn`t `easy` to simply go to a tip if you haven`t got a pass, or bothered to get one previously. It should be made clear that paths/pavements/gras
s verges should be kept clear throughout the Bradford Area and used for the purpose for which they were intended: not to extend shops, dump rubbish, park cars on, have unauthorised street furniture/signs etc etc etc Is there no pride in people wanting to live in nice surroundings? see a fly tipper- report them or clear it up yourself
Generally, travelling around via Bradford Ring Road there seems to be an acceptance that it`s ok to put rubbish on paths/pavements/gras s verges & that `someone` will clear it up. It isn`t `easy` to simply go to a tip if you haven`t got a pass, or bothered to get one previously. It should be made clear that paths/pavements/gras s verges should be kept clear throughout the Bradford Area and used for the purpose for which they were intended: not to extend shops, dump rubbish, park cars on, have unauthorised street furniture/signs etc etc etc Is there no pride in people wanting to live in nice surroundings? see a fly tipper- report them or clear it up yourself micela22
  • Score: 16

9:36am Fri 1 Aug 14

gouldengirl says...

Perhaps if Councillor Thornton and City Hall hadn't introduced their daft tipping permits and put up the charges for commercial waste disposal then fly tipping would be less of a problem.
Perhaps if Councillor Thornton and City Hall hadn't introduced their daft tipping permits and put up the charges for commercial waste disposal then fly tipping would be less of a problem. gouldengirl
  • Score: 24

9:40am Fri 1 Aug 14

baildongreen says...

gouldengirl wrote:
Perhaps if Councillor Thornton and City Hall hadn't introduced their daft tipping permits and put up the charges for commercial waste disposal then fly tipping would be less of a problem.
Missing the point. This is exactly what the City Hall want since it is the victim of fly tipping that has to pay for the removal of the rubbish, not the Council.
[quote][p][bold]gouldengirl[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if Councillor Thornton and City Hall hadn't introduced their daft tipping permits and put up the charges for commercial waste disposal then fly tipping would be less of a problem.[/p][/quote]Missing the point. This is exactly what the City Hall want since it is the victim of fly tipping that has to pay for the removal of the rubbish, not the Council. baildongreen
  • Score: 6

10:12am Fri 1 Aug 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Probably dumped by someone turned away by the tip gestapo. We all warned this would happen. If you make something more difficult, even by a small degree, then the more basic amongst society will find an easier alternative
Probably dumped by someone turned away by the tip gestapo. We all warned this would happen. If you make something more difficult, even by a small degree, then the more basic amongst society will find an easier alternative Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 19

10:14am Fri 1 Aug 14

OLDLAD says...

Set up hidden quality cameras and catch them at it. Hefty fines instead of slap on wrists or community orders cleaning up local areas. Not hard really is it?
Set up hidden quality cameras and catch them at it. Hefty fines instead of slap on wrists or community orders cleaning up local areas. Not hard really is it? OLDLAD
  • Score: 13

10:29am Fri 1 Aug 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Probably dumped by someone turned away by the tip gestapo. We all warned this would happen. If you make something more difficult, even by a small degree, then the more basic amongst society will find an easier alternative
Have you applied for a permit, it takes, literally, 30 seconds. all you need is proof that you live in the Bradford area! The permit isn't an excuse to fly-tip.

The two reasons fly tipping has increased is unscrupulous businesses trying to save a bob-or-two by avoiding getting a proper licence to use a recycling centre, and the other is just pure laziness.

Leeds tip have checked residency for years, their fly tipping problems are also getting worse.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Probably dumped by someone turned away by the tip gestapo. We all warned this would happen. If you make something more difficult, even by a small degree, then the more basic amongst society will find an easier alternative[/p][/quote]Have you applied for a permit, it takes, literally, 30 seconds. all you need is proof that you live in the Bradford area! The permit isn't an excuse to fly-tip. The two reasons fly tipping has increased is unscrupulous businesses trying to save a bob-or-two by avoiding getting a proper licence to use a recycling centre, and the other is just pure laziness. Leeds tip have checked residency for years, their fly tipping problems are also getting worse. Bone_idle18
  • Score: 3

10:55am Fri 1 Aug 14

single says...

Wimbledon Common don't have this problem .
Wimbledon Common don't have this problem . single
  • Score: 8

12:34pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Robin of Loxley says...

Looks like a normal scene in that area.
Looks like a normal scene in that area. Robin of Loxley
  • Score: 11

12:58pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Robin of Loxley says...

If we can fly the flag of terrorists above city hall..


I'm sure the Israeli flag was flying at one point.
[quote] If we can fly the flag of terrorists above city hall.. [/quote] I'm sure the Israeli flag was flying at one point. Robin of Loxley
  • Score: 0

1:07pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Farsley Bantam says...

Robin of Loxley wrote:
Looks like a normal scene in that area.
Indeed. One of the residents in the picture seems to be doing a bit of window shopping.
[quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: Looks like a normal scene in that area.[/p][/quote]Indeed. One of the residents in the picture seems to be doing a bit of window shopping. Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 20

2:40pm Fri 1 Aug 14

spearmint wino says...

I don't think they will need to look to far for the culprits!
I don't think they will need to look to far for the culprits! spearmint wino
  • Score: 12

3:24pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Probably dumped by someone turned away by the tip gestapo. We all warned this would happen. If you make something more difficult, even by a small degree, then the more basic amongst society will find an easier alternative
Have you applied for a permit, it takes, literally, 30 seconds. all you need is proof that you live in the Bradford area! The permit isn't an excuse to fly-tip.

The two reasons fly tipping has increased is unscrupulous businesses trying to save a bob-or-two by avoiding getting a proper licence to use a recycling centre, and the other is just pure laziness.

Leeds tip have checked residency for years, their fly tipping problems are also getting worse.
Turning up and tipping rubbish is easier than applying for and remembering to take a permit, agreed? Therefore, the permit idea has put a degree of difficulty, however small, into this operation, the more base amongst us choose the easiest option.

I personally have a permit, I am yet to sue it and agree it isn't difficult but it is a task over and above driving and tipping.
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Probably dumped by someone turned away by the tip gestapo. We all warned this would happen. If you make something more difficult, even by a small degree, then the more basic amongst society will find an easier alternative[/p][/quote]Have you applied for a permit, it takes, literally, 30 seconds. all you need is proof that you live in the Bradford area! The permit isn't an excuse to fly-tip. The two reasons fly tipping has increased is unscrupulous businesses trying to save a bob-or-two by avoiding getting a proper licence to use a recycling centre, and the other is just pure laziness. Leeds tip have checked residency for years, their fly tipping problems are also getting worse.[/p][/quote]Turning up and tipping rubbish is easier than applying for and remembering to take a permit, agreed? Therefore, the permit idea has put a degree of difficulty, however small, into this operation, the more base amongst us choose the easiest option. I personally have a permit, I am yet to sue it and agree it isn't difficult but it is a task over and above driving and tipping. Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 2

6:47pm Fri 1 Aug 14

cibasteve says...

Fly tipping has been a problem in Bradford for years and it's no worse since the permit idea came into force.
It's nothing to do with permits it's more to do with people who have no respect for anyone or anything.
If the council sent out a free permit to every household in Bradford the people who fly tip will still do so.
Fly tipping has been a problem in Bradford for years and it's no worse since the permit idea came into force. It's nothing to do with permits it's more to do with people who have no respect for anyone or anything. If the council sent out a free permit to every household in Bradford the people who fly tip will still do so. cibasteve
  • Score: 3

7:42pm Fri 1 Aug 14

davidh66 says...

Robin of Loxley wrote:
If we can fly the flag of terrorists above city hall..


I'm sure the Israeli flag was flying at one point.
What a good idea how about flying the Israeli flag this weekend. Let Bradford council show there not biased.
[quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote] If we can fly the flag of terrorists above city hall.. [/quote] I'm sure the Israeli flag was flying at one point.[/p][/quote]What a good idea how about flying the Israeli flag this weekend. Let Bradford council show there not biased. davidh66
  • Score: 0

9:42pm Fri 1 Aug 14

What?,when?,where? says...

Catch a few via cctv,then give them the maximum fine regardless of the poor mites financial situation, then we might see less of this anti-social crime. I pay council tax so i am paying towards clearing up this rubbish ,it really annoys me, my rubbish goes to the tip, Why cannot everyone else take theirs.There is a service for the council to come and collect it if you have no transport.
No excuse's, maximum fine.
Catch a few via cctv,then give them the maximum fine regardless of the poor mites financial situation, then we might see less of this anti-social crime. I pay council tax so i am paying towards clearing up this rubbish ,it really annoys me, my rubbish goes to the tip, Why cannot everyone else take theirs.There is a service for the council to come and collect it if you have no transport. No excuse's, maximum fine. What?,when?,where?
  • Score: 3

10:44am Sat 2 Aug 14

Silsdenman says...

The Town Hall shouldn't fly the flag of any other country/organisation in a "war" situation, it is none of their business and they have no right to support either side in that way, it just winds people up.
The Town Hall shouldn't fly the flag of any other country/organisation in a "war" situation, it is none of their business and they have no right to support either side in that way, it just winds people up. Silsdenman
  • Score: 0

11:34am Sat 2 Aug 14

pokertee says...

we all know where the fly tippers are from and who they are\
we all know where the fly tippers are from and who they are\ pokertee
  • Score: 1

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