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Fly-tippers dump bags of rubbish in Grantham alleyway

Fly-tippers have dumped bags of rubbish in a walk way in Grantham.

A member of the public contacted the Journal after coming across the black bags in an alleyway between Gladstone Terrace and Albion Place in Grantham, earlier this month.

The woman, who has asked to remain anonymous, said: “It’s not the first time it has happened. There are letters in those bags with two different addresses on them. I feel sorry for the people living nearby.”

Fly-tipping on Gladstone Terrace in Grantham. (24183895)
Fly-tipping on Gladstone Terrace in Grantham. (24183895)

South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) is investigating and has since cleared away fly-tipping.

SKDC’s cabinet member for commercial and operations, councillor Dr Peter Moseley said: “It is private land but in view of the circumstances, with the rubbish strewn over a considerable part of the alleyway, we have stepped in and intends to claim back the costs of the clean-up if it secures a successful prosecution against those responsible.

“Fly-tipping is not acceptable and is a blight on our communities. ” Those caught fly-tipping can be prosecuted under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and face fines.

Coun Moseley added: “Rubbish from homes and businesses can end up being fly-tipped by unlicensed and unscrupulous operators. Please check that any operator taking rubbish away from your property is properly licensed.”

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