Hebburn resident urges council to clamp down on flytippers
A retired driving instructor said he is sick and tired of people dumping rubbish in South Tyneside beauty sports.
John Welsh, 77, is appealing to the council to clamp down harder on people flytipping in the borough.
His appeal comes after reporting yet another incident of flytipping to South Tyneside Council on Tuesday, March 6.
The Hebburn resident spotted that a large amount of carpet and other rubbish had been left at the end of Jarrow Hall car park on Monday, March 5, and took photos of the waste.
Mr Welsh said: “It is terrible.
“I have been reporting problems of flytipping in the Jarrow and Hebburn area for a number of years now. “It is an ongoing problem that is blighting beauty spots in South Tyneside. “I want to see more people being prosecuted for it.
“It is an eyesore to see people leaving things like carpets and other rubbish.
“I want to see the council clamping down on people.”
South Tyneside Council said they rely on the help of the public to identify those responsible for flytipping to help them to prosecute offenders.
A spokesman for the council said: “We would appeal for anyone with information about this incident to contact the council in confidence.
“We do prosecute whenever we can but we need evidence to enable us to do this and need the public’s help in identifying those responsible.
“It is simply unacceptable for people to dump rubbish and blight the Borough in this way.
“There are significant costs involved in clearing and investigating this type of illegal disposal of waste which places a burden on the finances of the council and ultimately the taxpayer.”
For more information on fly tipping and how to report it, visit: https://www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/33361/Fly-tipping or call the customer contact centre on 0191 427 7000.