Report Fly-tipping

The five PCCs from Wiltshire, Avon and Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Devon and Cornwall have agreed that more needs to be done to tackle the growing menace of fly-tipping across the countryside.

Mr Wilkinson said fly-tipping is another form of anti-social behaviour which communities across Wiltshire have grown tired of and added that more needed to be done to ensure the deterrent.

The group has lobbied the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Therese Coffey MP, to propose tougher penalties for fly tippers.

According to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), a total of 55,162 fly-tipping incidents were recorded across the South West in 2020/21, up from 50,506 during the previous 12 months.

The cost of fly-tipping on private land is around £150 million a year, and the cost to clear fly-tipping for local authorities in England is nearly £50 million.

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