Council fines 13 people for flytipping in three months

Eastbourne Borough Council issued 13 fixed penalty notices for flytipping totalling around £2,000 during the first quarter of 2021/2.

Council officers routinely investigate fly tips to look for evidence that may identify who is responsible for any illegal waste dumping.

Colin Swansborough, Cabinet member for Place Services and Special Projects, said: "We take every case of flytipping seriously and continue to be pro-active in bringing to justice anyone who blights our environment in this manner.

"This is reflected in the number of fixed penalty notices we have served in the last three months and I very much hope our tenacity on pursuing those to blame will act as a deterrent in the future."

Flytipping can be reported quickly using the Report It smartphone app on our website.