CCTV smashed and rubbish returns to Grantham alleyway

Flytipping has started again at University square
Flytipping has started again at University square
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A resident who campaigned for CCTV to be installed to catch flytippers at University square earlier this year is outraged to discover a camera smashed and rubbish once again piling up.

Having lived in Oxford Street since 1987, Libby Simpson was dismayed to see the extensive amount of rubbish being left along its alleyway with College Street.

Damaged CCTV above the increasing piles of rubbish.

Damaged CCTV above the increasing piles of rubbish.

Consequently as part of the Clean and Green campaign, South Kesteven District Council spent £900 clearing 3.5 tonnes of waste from the area and had CCTV cameras installed in March.

However these have now been smashed and with rubbish returning Mrs Simpson is calling on the council and police to take action.

“These people want catching and dealing with summarily. They have no respect for themselves or for anybody else,” she said.

SKDC’s Operations Director, Ian Yates, responded: “The trial of using CCTV cameras has proved successful in identifying individuals involved and acted as a strong deterrent as the volume of fly tipping has reduced significantly. We are aware of the vandalism to the CCTV camera in University square and we are working with a supplier to find a more robust solution. We have informed the police who are investigating.

“All properties were visited in the areas with educational leaflets to assist in improving the situation and encouraging responsible behavior. Waste operatives visit University Square on a daily basis in an effort to ensure that the area is kept as clean as possible due to the behavior of a minority of the residents.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact SKDC by calling 01476 406080.