Hidden cameras installed as fly-tipping instances across Fenland are highlighted in report
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Tyres, household waste and furniture have all been dumped on verges across Fenland in recent weeks.
A report to Fenland District Council’s full council highlights the issue of fly-tipping and says there were 86 incidents of illegal dumping in October.
The majority of the fly-tipping occurred in Wisbech and the villages, with the town suffering 29 incidents, with 40 instances in Fenland’s villages.
Chatteris suffered the least with just four reported instances, with Whittlesey six and March seven.
The report also highlights the fact the latest Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) application has been approved by magistrates, which means hidden surveillance cameras have now been installed at a fly-tipping ‘hot-spot’.
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Evidence has identified two people alleged to have fly-tipped in Cross Drove Gorefield.
The latest report follows hot on the heels of last week’s news that a woman from Huntingdon has become the first person to be prosecuted by Fenland council for fly-tipping.
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Angela Ashton was ordered to pay nearly £1,500 in fines and costs after being found guilty of dumping a trailer-load of rubbish in Dykemoor Drove, Doddington, on March 8.
The incident was reported to the council by a local resident who saw Ashton drive down Dykemoor Drove and deposit various items by the roadside, including a tarpaulin, a plastic laundry box and a number of boxes.
Ashton, of Bradshaw Close, Huntingdon, appeared at Peterborough Magistrates Court last Thursday (December 10). She was convicted under section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act.