AN ENFORCEMENT team served over a dozen notices to residents for flytipping in early morning checks.

Hyndburn Council’s deputy leader Clare Pritchard joined the team at 6am on Tuesday to check on flytipping in the area of George Street, off Oswaldtwistle’s Union Road.

Up to 15 residents who had piled black bin bags next to wheelie bins were given the notices.

Coun Pritchard said: “It’s been a great experience to go out with the team and see the sterling work they do. They are out in all weathers checking sites where there’s been rubbish dumping and fly tipping, looking for evidence.

"We take a no nonsense approach to this kind of offence and we have no hesitation in taking people to court for this type of anti-social behaviour.”