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Fury over flytipping find in West Norfolk countryside




Residents have condemned flytippers following an incident in a village near Lynn at the weekend.

This was the scene on Ling Common Road, North Wootton on Sunday after a pile of waste was dumped there.

Users of the Woottons Community Facebook page said the waste had been reported and condemned those responsible for it as “scum.”

New Year Fly Tipping in West Norfolk..This large pile of Rubbish which has been dumped by the roadside in Ling Common Road, North Wootton, at the footpath entry into the woodland.. (43896433)
New Year Fly Tipping in West Norfolk..This large pile of Rubbish which has been dumped by the roadside in Ling Common Road, North Wootton, at the footpath entry into the woodland.. (43896433)

And Stuart Dark, West Norfolk Council cabinet member for environmental services and public protection, said today: “This is premeditated anti-social behaviour which undermines everyone else’s efforts and desire to live, work and play in nice surroundings.

"Despite pressures put on waste enforcement staff to deal with other matters relating to the Covid-19 response, fly-tipping on council owned land is not tolerated and will be investigated where there is information leading to an offender.

"Although there have been challenges during the pandemic in how we can investigate cases of this nature, fly-tipping remains an important issue and officers will do their best to follow up on referrals as council services continue to return to normal."

He added: “The borough council now has an environmental crime officer in post who is able to work proactively to challenge fly tipping and other waste and environmental crimes. More work in this area will be developed in 2021.”

Norfolk County Council’s recycling centres remain open under the current lockdown rules, though officials say residents should consider whether there are other lawful methods of waste disposal they can use.



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