A huge mound of around fifty old car tyres have been dumped by a rural lane in Stoke Bardolph.
The tyres were discovered by the side of Cats Lane – which has become a hotspot for flytipping.
The dumping has been reported to Gedling Borough Council.
Trent Valley Councillors Mike Adams and Sam Smith today repeated calls for CCTV at the hotspot to help stop the lane being targeted by flytippers.
In a joint statement they said: “It’s time CCTV was installed to catch and prevent idiots from doing this. We’ve been asking for CCTV to be installed at the site since 2019 and will keep on doing so.”
It was recently revealed Gedling Borough Council paid an estimated £448,000 to clean up after fly-tippers in the borough over the past two years.
The council paid out the cash to deal with 3,263 separate cases of the crime in Gedling between 2019 and 2021.
Councillor John Clarke, leader of Gedling Borough Council, reminded residents earlier this year that the authority take reports of fly-tipping ‘very seriously’.
He said: “Fly-tipping causes serious harm to local communities; the environment and wildlife and residents have a duty of care to be responsible for removing household waste appropriately and using licenced removal companies.
“Residents should be aware that if fly tipped waste is found and can be traced back to the household, they will be responsible, even if they didn’t dump it.
“It costs the council to clean up fly tips and takes money away from elsewhere at a time when budgets are tight due to government cuts.
“We will do everything we can to prosecute those involved wherever possible.
“If anyone witnesses or has information regarding fly-tipping in the borough, please contact us on 0115 901 3901 or email [email protected].”
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