Residents ‘have had enough’ after fly-tippers strike in village

PUBLISHED: 13:55 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:28 16 May 2018

The fly-tipping in Bacon End caused the road to be closed. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The fly-tipping in Bacon End caused the road to be closed. Picture: CONTRIBUTED


The chairman of Great Canfield Parish Council says residents have had enough after fly-tippers dumped a huge haul of rubbish in the middle of a key road through the village.

Councillor Robert Mackley said the fly-tippers had blocked a road off the B184, near Bacon End, overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, the fourth time in six months the village has been targeted.

He said Uttlesford District Council has been contacted but he expected the road to remain closed for the rest of the week while an assessment and clean-up took place.

Cllr Mackley said: “The residents are starting to get distressed, it is becoming a huge problem. We are writing to Kemi Badenoch and to Uttlesford District Council to put the pressure on at a high level to increase the deterrent. We would like to see harsher penalties.”

Cllr Mackley said the issue of fly-tipping had only been raised at a meeting of Great Canfield Parish Council on Monday, where councillors resolved to seek action from Mrs Badenoch and the district council.

He added that the latest incident made the issue more pressing than ever.

A spokesman for Uttlesford District Council said: “The council was made aware of a fly-tip near Bacon End this morning and a crew from street services has inspected the site.

“As it is causing a serious blockage on the road the team has arranged for a contractor to clear the fly-tip on Thursday morning.

“Our enforcement team will also investigate the fly-tip to try and identify the perpetrator.”


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