Stroud District Council vow to prosecute fly-tippers after latest incident in Slimbridge
SLIMBRIDGE has once again been the site of fly-tipping.
Waste, including rubber gloves, trainers, cotton wool and cardboard, has been irresponsibly dumped along Penny Lane and has ended up in the stream that runs alongside.
Residents Jill Fisher and her husband Simon from Moorend Lane discovered the unsightly mess on the pubic country lane on one of their walks.
"It’s not in huge quantities, it’s just unpleasant," she said.
"If it rains the whole lot will end up going down the stream.
"I know some people may not be able to afford to dispose of their rubbish properly but there must be better ways."
Back in December, farmer Dan Moss found huge amounts of rubbish dumped on his land in nearby Cambridge, leading Cllr Haydn Jones to call the fly-tippers "parasites".
Public spaces manger for Stroud District Council, Carlos Novoth, said between 600 and 700 cases of fly-tipping are recorded every year in the district.
"We look at each and every reported find with a view to gaining evidence to allow us to approach the potential offenders," he said.
"If we do find them we would look to prosecute at every opportunity."