King’s Lynn residents warned over bin bags

Bins await emptying in Loke Road. ENGANL00120130415135812
Bins await emptying in Loke Road. ENGANL00120130415135812
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West Norfolk Council has written to residents in the Loke Road area of Lynn warning of prosecutions if they dump rubbish in the street.

The letter was delivered on Wednesday of last week and was signed by Sue Payne, neighbourhood officer.

The letter said that illegaly deposited waste had been found in the aleyway between Loke Road and North End Yard.

“When officers visited today (Tuesday), there were numerous bin bags and household rubbish piled at the Loke Road end of the alleyway, between 19 and 20 Loke Road,”said the letter.

“I therefore require that you do not put any waste out on the public footpath or in the alleyway between Loke Road and North End Yard.

“In doing so you risk prosecution under the Environmental Protection Act 1960, which would, on conviction, leave you liable to a fine or a fixed penalty notice (currently £100) may be issued as an alternative to prosecution.”

The letter said that the next rubbish collection in the area will be on Monday, January 4.

The letter added: “No rubbish should be put out until then or after 7pm the evening before.

“Our aim is to protect the local environment by stopping the dumping of waste. This will make the local area a better place to live.”

The Loke Road area has been plagued by problems with uncollected bin bags and fly-tipping in recent years.

The council promised in October that it would clamp down on those causing the problems.