Campaign call to end blight of fly-tipping in Darwen

DARWEN councillor Paul Browne is demanding a major New Year drive against fly-tippers to clean up the rubbish-strewn town.

He said previous efforts to tackle illegal waste dumping had failed.

Now he is calling on town hall bosses to launch a hard-hitting campaign of education, monitoring, prosecution and publicity to eradicate the problem.

In April, fellow Sudell ward councillor Roy Davies branded the alley behind Preston Street and Snape Street as ‘the dirtiest’ in Blackburn with Darwen.

Coun Browne, who has been campaigning on the issue since January, believes only a sustained, targeted effort by the council can tackle the issue.

He said: “The biggest problem in Darwen at the moment is people fly-tipping in back streets. I know the council have prosecuting individuals in Darwen, but the message is not getting across.

“It’s not just an eyesore, but a health risk attracting rats, other vermin, maggots and dogs.

“We want an education campaign for residents encouraging them to tell the council when and where it happens and who is doing it. People know who is responsible.

“I want council refuse staff reporting it straight to the council and officials turning up to find who did it.

“There needs to be more prosecutions and fines with those responsible named and shamed. It has got so bad in Darwen that a proper, serious campaign is needed in January to stop fly-tipping for good.”

Borough environmental boss Faryad Hussain said: “We take fly-tipping extremely seriously. We name and shame residents who are caught fly-tipping.

“Illegal dumping of rubbish is damaging to the environment, costly for the council and a serious criminal offence which can lead to large fines or even imprisonment. We will prosecute.”

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5:48pm Wed 12 Dec 12

goz says...

Borough environmental boss Faryad Hussain said: “We take fly-tipping extremely seriously. We name and shame residents who are caught fly-tipping.

Unfortunately Mr Hussain the society we now live in no-one cares anymore about being named and shamed. In fact the opposite is probably true with the scum that do this sort of thing. They would probably revel in the notoriety of being in the paper.
Borough environmental boss Faryad Hussain said: “We take fly-tipping extremely seriously. We name and shame residents who are caught fly-tipping. Unfortunately Mr Hussain the society we now live in no-one cares anymore about being named and shamed. In fact the opposite is probably true with the scum that do this sort of thing. They would probably revel in the notoriety of being in the paper. goz

5:57pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Info-warrior says...

Campaign call to end blight of fly-tipping in Darwen.

This could cripple Darwens tourist trade...It wll turn into a ghost town without the fly tippers...
Campaign call to end blight of fly-tipping in Darwen. This could cripple Darwens tourist trade...It wll turn into a ghost town without the fly tippers... Info-warrior

7:14pm Wed 12 Dec 12

over-rovers says...

If the bins are emptied when they are meant to be and when you ring up saying it was missed and will be emptied within 48 hours and guess what 48 hours later bin is still there so you ring up again and they say case closed because all bins where emptied on that day so bin must not have bin out and told to take rubbish to skip no wonder people dump rubbish bin men are hopeless if i did my job like they do theirs i would be sacked moan over
If the bins are emptied when they are meant to be and when you ring up saying it was missed and will be emptied within 48 hours and guess what 48 hours later bin is still there so you ring up again and they say case closed because all bins where emptied on that day so bin must not have bin out and told to take rubbish to skip no wonder people dump rubbish bin men are hopeless if i did my job like they do theirs i would be sacked moan over over-rovers

8:14pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Mothernature says...

“Illegal dumping of rubbish is damaging to the environment, costly for the council and a serious criminal offence which can lead to large fines or even imprisonment. We will prosecute.”

Maybe Mr. Hussain and his department could remove the rubbish marked with big yellow stickers stating they are evidence. They've been in our back alley for 2 months and no one has made any attempt to move them. The residents group chairman has complained to your department several times but still they sit there attracting lazy scumbags to dump more rubbish next to them. You're hardly setting a good example when you can't remove the rubbish you have bagged up as evidence. You ought to prosecute yourselves.
“Illegal dumping of rubbish is damaging to the environment, costly for the council and a serious criminal offence which can lead to large fines or even imprisonment. We will prosecute.” Maybe Mr. Hussain and his department could remove the rubbish marked with big yellow stickers stating they are evidence. They've been in our back alley for 2 months and no one has made any attempt to move them. The residents group chairman has complained to your department several times but still they sit there attracting lazy scumbags to dump more rubbish next to them. You're hardly setting a good example when you can't remove the rubbish you have bagged up as evidence. You ought to prosecute yourselves. Mothernature

2:26pm Fri 14 Dec 12

louderfasterlonger says...

Mothernature wrote:
“Illegal dumping of rubbish is damaging to the environment, costly for the council and a serious criminal offence which can lead to large fines or even imprisonment. We will prosecute.” Maybe Mr. Hussain and his department could remove the rubbish marked with big yellow stickers stating they are evidence. They've been in our back alley for 2 months and no one has made any attempt to move them. The residents group chairman has complained to your department several times but still they sit there attracting lazy scumbags to dump more rubbish next to them. You're hardly setting a good example when you can't remove the rubbish you have bagged up as evidence. You ought to prosecute yourselves.
Inform your councillor..... Simple !
I guarantee in certain wards it will be removed within the day.
[quote][p][bold]Mothernature[/bold] wrote: “Illegal dumping of rubbish is damaging to the environment, costly for the council and a serious criminal offence which can lead to large fines or even imprisonment. We will prosecute.” Maybe Mr. Hussain and his department could remove the rubbish marked with big yellow stickers stating they are evidence. They've been in our back alley for 2 months and no one has made any attempt to move them. The residents group chairman has complained to your department several times but still they sit there attracting lazy scumbags to dump more rubbish next to them. You're hardly setting a good example when you can't remove the rubbish you have bagged up as evidence. You ought to prosecute yourselves.[/p][/quote]Inform your councillor..... Simple ! I guarantee in certain wards it will be removed within the day. louderfasterlonger

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