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Fears as fly-tipping gets ‘out of control’
7:00am Monday 16th July 2012 in News
Rubbish dumped by fly-tippers in a Bradford back street is an “eyesore and a health risk”, residents have said.
Bradford Council has vowed not to tolerate Fly-tipping and to track down those responsible for the problem.
The latest addition to a growing pile of rubbish at the back of Granville Road, Frizinghall, was an armchair which appeared earlier this week.
Resident Andy Egan, who owns a children’s nursery, said: “It’s been an ongoing thing, this rubbish keeps appearing. It’s out of control now, there are piles of it.
“Because it’s a secluded back street everyone is driving up at night time, and because there’s a pile of rubbish already there, they just dump it there. My neighbour has seen rats.
“It’s got worse – a big armchair appeared yesterday. I’m worried it’s going to get even worse.
“It’s just getting bigger and bigger. It is an eyesore and a health risk. Lots of children live round here.”
Enforcement against fly-tippers in Bradford is carried out by the Council’s Environmental Health department’s visible services team. Its officers work closely with the police and the public, using CCTV and stopping and searching vehicles carrying waste. Fly-tippers can face fines of up to £50,000 and a year in prison. Vehicles used to commit offences can be seized and crushed.
Bhulla Singh, Bradford Council’s Bradford West area co-ordinator, said: “There is no excuse for fly-tipping and we will not tolerate it.
"We are aware of this rubbish dumped in the area of Granville Road and Aireville Road, Frizinghall, and we are determined to track down whoever is responsible for leaving it there and take action against them.
“We have arranged for the rubbish to be cleared by our staff as soon as possible.”
Councillor Mohammad Shabbir (Respect, Heaton) said: “Fly-tipping generally is a concern for all residents and it is a problem.
“I would urge people to report incidents to the Council.”
Anyone who has information about fly-tippers can contact the enforcement team on (01274) 434366 or e-mail EP.admin@ bradford.gov.uk.