Council called to clear hazardous waste dumped near Wisbech travellers site.

Fly Tipping on New bridge Lane.

Fly Tipping on New bridge Lane. - Credit: Archant

STAFF from Fenland District Council are called out to clear up after fly tippers in New Bridge Lane at Wisbech three or four times a week, it was revealed this week.

Fly Tipping on New bridge Lane.

Fly Tipping on New bridge Lane. - Credit: Archant

And when Wisbech Standard photopgrapher Steve Williams was in the area on Monday, he spotted an enormous reel of piping along with bread baskets and other rubbish dumped on the highway.

The road, which leads to a travellers’ site, is visited by the authority’s rapid response units several times a week.

A spokesman for the authority said: “This area presents a long-running problem and we’ve been in discussions with Cambridgeshire County Council on the best ways to resolve it. We go down there two or three times a week to pick up any hazardous material that’s dumped there.

“Beyond that there is little we can do. Unfortunately, however, we haven’t got the machinery or equipment to clear the whole area completely, we do not have the heavy lifting equipment needed to remove everything.”


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Fenland District Council was planning to remove the reel of piping on Wednesday.

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