Friday, 09 May 2014 00:00

Fly Tipping in Chobham

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Officers  from Surrey Heath Neighbourhood team joined forces with Surrey Heath Borough  Council this week to target waste carriers and potential fly-tippers.

The  operation, which was carried out on Thursday 1st May, focused on the Chobham  area which has recently suffered from a spate of fly-tipping.

Over  the course of the day over 40 commercial vehicles were stopped. A number of  fixed penalty notices were issued by Surrey Heath Council enforcement officers  including five £300 fines for waste carrying offences.
Police also issued fixed  penalty notices for offences ranging from defective vehicles to having no valid  MOT.

It  is a legal requirement for commercial waste carriers to register, hold a Waste  Carriers Licence and for them to keep a record of the waste carried and its  disposal. Three formal notices requiring the production of a Waste Carrier  Licence within seven days were issued and anyone who does not comply with the  request could face prosecution.

Temporary  Police Sergeant Chris Tinney said: "We carried out this partnership operation as  a direct response to the amount of fly-tipping incidents in Chobham recently.  Our aim was to tackle those who both carry commercial waste illegally and/or who  cannot account for where they dispose of their waste such as brick rubble and  tree cuttings.

"Illegally  disposing of waste not only incurs a cost to the tax payer but it also places  road users at risk when rubbish is dumped directly onto a carriageway. I hope  this operation sends a clear message to potential fly-tippers that the illegal  movement and disposal of waste will not be tolerated and will be dealt with  robustly. Further joint operations are planned for the near future."

Disregard for the Environment

Surrey Heath's Executive Head for Community, Tim Pashen said: "Fly-tipping is a total  disregard for the environment. To combat this inconsiderate behavior,  enforcement exercises are carried out in conjunction with the police and other  agencies in order to check the legality of trade vehicles and their loads on the  borough's roads. I'm pleased that these latest checks were a success, and we  intend to carry out more of them in the future." - See more at:

http://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/news/news.htm?mode=10&pk_news=1179

Nicholas Young

The original creator of the Chobham Net back in 1999. Founding director of Reaper Enterprises Ltd and Nicholas Young & Co Photography (www.nry.co.uk).

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