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Council continues tough stance on flytipping with another £250 fine

Gorhams lane fly-tip
A second person has been fined £250 within two weeks after their rubbish was discovered flytipped in Lewes district.

Lewes District Council responded following a report of household and building waste dumped on the verge of Gorham's Lane, Telscombe,  on Tuesday, April 7.

One of the council's Neighbourhood First advisors sifted through the rubbish for evidence of the owner and found details of a man living in Hastings. The roadside eyesore was then cleared away.

Upon interviewing the Hastings man, he admitted it was his waste but claimed he had paid another man £180 to remove it from his front garden.

Councillor Julie Carr, the Co-operative Alliance's Cabinet Member for Recycling, Waste and Open Spaces, said: "Just two weeks ago a similar excuse was given by a woman whose rubbish was flytipped at Chailey Common.

"At that time, we reminded people they must ensure their waste is disposed of properly or they could face legal action and this very much remains the case now.

"So if you employ someone to take away your rubbish, it is your responsibility to make sure they are registered waste carriers and you should ask to see their licence."

The owner of the waste agreed to pay the £250 fixed penalty notice issued by the council instead of facing legal proceedings.

Councillor Carr added: "Flytipping is extremely anti-social and we are not letting our guard down on this because of the Covid-19 crisis. We will not allow flytippers to blight our beautiful local environment."

To report flytipping visit lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/report-fly-tipping

Please include photographs with reports wherever possible.

To check whether a waste carrier is registered, visit: environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers

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