Anger over fly-tipping incident in the Selby District

19 Jan 2021 @ 4.41 pm
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A county councillor has called for urgent action after a fly-tipping incident on the Selby District border.

It happened at Cridling Stubbs on Stubbs Lane next to a level crossing.

As well as general rubbish, a couple of baths and a caravan were dumped on the verge.

Councillor McCartney told YorkMix:

“This is one of the entrances to the Selby District and does not provide a great image for the district or the council does it.

Residents and Parish Councils spend a lot of time keeping their communities looking spick and span, not least by litter picking.

But they cannot deal with level of rubbish that has been allowed to accumulate on this site.

Can we please see some rapid action to get this site cleared and measures put in place to see that it never looks like this again.”

He says he has informed the council.

Selby District Council has a form to report fly-tipping and will take action to clear it up.

You can find the form here

The Council has introduced £400 fixed penalty notices (FPN) for fly tipping offences to stop the district being blighted by waste.

FPN’s can be issued to fly tipping offenders or householders who have failed in their duty of care to dispose of their waste responsibly.

As well as fly tippers, residents who let unlicensed waste carriers get rid of their rubbish, which ends in it being dumped elsewhere in the district, will also find themselves lighter in the pocket.