West Lancashire MP, Rosie Cooper, is supporting Countryside Alliance’s campaign to tackle illegal fly-tipping as part of the national fly-tipping awareness week. ‘Tipping point’, a report published by the Countryside Alliance, highlights the scale of illegal fly-tipping in Britain.
“The cost of fly-tipping to local authorities throughout the UK is just under £100 million and there were 2.5 million recorded cases of unlawful dumping last year. Fly-tipping blights the lives of many individuals and communities who have to suffer the eyesore and the smells caused by the illegal and inconsiderate actions of fly-tippers. We have our share of problems in West Lancashire from people dumping all sorts of rubbish.”
“The launch of the Countryside Alliance’s campaign is the start of a six-month consultation on this issue. If there are any local residents who are having problems with people just illegally dumping rubbish or if anyone has any suggestions for tackling the problem then I would like them to contact me. We need to tackle the fly-tipping problem that affects many of our communities.”