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‘More action is needed’: Trent Valley councillors slam fly-tippers after hotspot in Stoke Bardolph is targeted again

Two councillors have hit out at mindless fly-tippers who are making a mess in Stoke Bardolph.

Cllrs Sam Smith and Michael Adams, who represent Trent Valley for Gedling Borough Council, are calling for more action after discovering that fly-tippers have now struck again, dumping rubbish at a hotspot on Stoke Lane.

The area, just outside the village, is a popular haunt for visitors, who enjoy walks by the River Trent or a drink at the nearby Ferry Boat Inn.

Stoke Lane has a target for fly-tippers over recent months and Gedling Borough Council have been called out on several occasions to clean up their mess.

One of the worst incidents reported took place last January when a number of fridge freezers were dumped at the spot.

Cllr Sam Smith with rubbish on Stoke Lane in Stoke Bardolph
PICTURED: Councillor Sam Smith visits the scene of the flytipping in Stoke Bardolph (Image: Sam Smith/Twitter)
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PICTURED: Rubbish dumped by the River Trent in Stoke Bardolph last year

Gedling Borough Council has fitted CCTV in a bid to track down the perpetrators, but this doesn’t seem to have acted as a deterrent. Council wardens also visit the area on a daily basis.

Councillor Smith visited the site yesterday following reports of a new incident and said more needs to be done.

He said: “Despite us arranging daily warden checks and having CCTV cameras fitted, fly-tipping on Stoke Lane continues. We must do more to prevent this and prosecute those who do it.

We’ve been tackling this same spot since May but more needs to be done. Councillor Adams and I will continue to fight for this.”

Gedling Borough Council has been contacted by the councillors about the incident.

In the last year, the number of incidents across Gedling borough has reduced by 25 percent as the authority is hot on clamping down on the problem.

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People can report incidents of fly-tipping to the council sing an online form, which can be found here: https://apps.gedling.gov.uk/forms/default.aspx?formid=108

Residents are also being urged to help ensure fly tipping does not occur by ensuring they only use Environment Agency registered waste carriers and keep a receipt for waste that is taken.

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