Sedgemoor District Council quick off the mark to remove 116 dumped tyres

Sedgemoor District Council quick off the mark to remove 116 dumped tyres

Sedgemoor District Council quick off the mark to remove 116 dumped tyres

First published in News

SEDGEMOOR District Council’s clean surroundings team were quick to remove 116 tyres at Gypsy Corner, near Huntworth.

Within half an hour of it being reported, staff were on the scene and proceeded to clear the tyres away.

A spokesperson for Sedgemoor District Council said: “Fly tipping is a serious environmental problem, which is unsightly, hazardous to children and attracts vermin.

“It is an offence with stiff penalties, from fines of up to £50,000 in magistrate's court to an unlimited fine or up to five years' imprisonment at crown court.

“Rough costs of removing these tyres are in the region of around £150 and that is without disposal cost of the tyres.”

Cllr Gillian Taylor said: “I saw the tyres this morning; what I can’t understand is why people are fly-tipping tyres and then expecting the council to pay to clear them.

“I am glad they came and cleared them so promptly and top marks to the council and the Clean Surroundings team.”

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4:14pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Risemoor says...

It is indeed impressive to read in the Bridgwater Mercury 2 September 2014 how promptly Sedgemoor District Council's Clean Surroundings Team responded when Councillor Gillian Taylor (are you sure it was not Julian) reported the fly-tipped tyres to them. ”Top Marks” for SDC the Councillor said.
It is pity that despite me reporting a similar pile of dumped tyres at Perry Green on the 9 July they still remain there.
Perhaps the spokesperson for SDC can explain why they respond within half an hour to a Councillor’s report gaining good publicity and “top marks” but when mere council tax payers report similar issues they are taken little notice of?
I have further reported the tyres to-day and asked for an update and have been promised a response by telephone tomorrow afternoon, it will be interesting to learn how many more weeks will pass before these tyres are removed.
It is indeed impressive to read in the Bridgwater Mercury 2 September 2014 how promptly Sedgemoor District Council's Clean Surroundings Team responded when Councillor Gillian Taylor (are you sure it was not Julian) reported the fly-tipped tyres to them. ”Top Marks” for SDC the Councillor said. It is pity that despite me reporting a similar pile of dumped tyres at Perry Green on the 9 July they still remain there. Perhaps the spokesperson for SDC can explain why they respond within half an hour to a Councillor’s report gaining good publicity and “top marks” but when mere council tax payers report similar issues they are taken little notice of? I have further reported the tyres to-day and asked for an update and have been promised a response by telephone tomorrow afternoon, it will be interesting to learn how many more weeks will pass before these tyres are removed. Risemoor
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11:03am Fri 5 Sep 14

GettingrichfromHinkley says...

Fly tippers are the scum of the earth.
Fly tippers are the scum of the earth. GettingrichfromHinkley
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8:31pm Sat 6 Sep 14

the voice of common sense says...

A simple reason for fly tipping these tyres is that it costs £2.00 per tyre for legal disposal at a landfill site or recycling center so if they are dumped into a hedge someone is £232.00 better off
A simple reason for fly tipping these tyres is that it costs £2.00 per tyre for legal disposal at a landfill site or recycling center so if they are dumped into a hedge someone is £232.00 better off the voice of common sense
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