Call to punish dirty Blackburn fly-tippers

Call to punish dirty Blackburn fly-tippers

The huge mound of rubbish dumped behind Victoria Street, Mill Hill, before it was cleared by the council

The huge mound of rubbish dumped behind Victoria Street, Mill Hill, before it was cleared by the council

Councillor Carol Walsh says ‘enough is enough’

First published in News Blackburn Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

RESIDENTS who have created a fly-tipping nightmare for a Blackburn community, which sparked a rats infestation, should now be prosecuted.

That’s the view of fed-up Mill Hill councillor Carol Walsh, who has spoken out after the latest dumping episode behind Victoria Street.

Around 40 bin bags stuffed with household refuse, and a huge mound of rubbish, were left behind the terraced properties.

And Coun Walsh is now hopeful that court action will be taken against the fly-tippers after evidence was gathered from some of the refuse sacks which may point towards possible culprits. Coun Walsh said: “This has been going on for years and the majority of people who live in Victoria Street, and the surrounding area, are fed up.

“When we lifted up some of the bags, there were rats running around.

“It’s horrible for the council lads that have got to come out and deal with this.

“This area was only cleaned up around two weeks ago and this is what has happened.

“It is local residents that have been doing this, and hopefully there will be prosecutions.

“I have only been on the council for around two years, but I am constantly getting complaints about this, and enough is enough.”

Council environmental health bosses confirmed that they immediately sent out a team to remove the latest mounds of rubbish after the problem was reported.

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3:40pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Jarisleif5 says...

I know it's been awhile since I've been back in the UK, but I am pretty sure Victoria Street is not in Mill Hill. QUEEN Victoria Street is, though.
I know it's been awhile since I've been back in the UK, but I am pretty sure Victoria Street is not in Mill Hill. QUEEN Victoria Street is, though. Jarisleif5
  • Score: 8

3:56pm Tue 11 Mar 14

thoroughbred says...

scruffy b'stards, find em, fine em, name n shame em!
scruffy b'stards, find em, fine em, name n shame em! thoroughbred
  • Score: 25

4:33pm Tue 11 Mar 14

woolywords says...

Yeah but your Honour, I paid some bloke, to take it all away for me and didn't know that he was going to just dump it somewhere...
Not Guilty!
Case closed.
Yeah but your Honour, I paid some bloke, to take it all away for me and didn't know that he was going to just dump it somewhere... Not Guilty! Case closed. woolywords
  • Score: 4

4:38pm Tue 11 Mar 14

velocityowl says...

This is also happening at backs of Exeter Street and Hollin Bridge Street, Mill Hill. Once the bin men have visited on Tuesday the black bags of rubbish and old furniture etc starts to appear. There have been rats running around but no one seems to be interested. Why can householders not take responsibility for their rubbish?
This is also happening at backs of Exeter Street and Hollin Bridge Street, Mill Hill. Once the bin men have visited on Tuesday the black bags of rubbish and old furniture etc starts to appear. There have been rats running around but no one seems to be interested. Why can householders not take responsibility for their rubbish? velocityowl
  • Score: 11

4:51pm Tue 11 Mar 14

louderfasterlonger says...

woolywords wrote:
Yeah but your Honour, I paid some bloke, to take it all away for me and didn't know that he was going to just dump it somewhere...
Not Guilty!
Case closed.
That's not so, if the person dumping were licensed they will be prosecuted, if they weren't then the resident will be prosecuted. By suggesting otherwise you risk sending out a message that this is an acceptable defense and thereby risk encouraging fly tipping.
Incidentally, with the costs of ignoring fixed penalty notices and failing to turn up in court, the cost of such anti-social behavior to the perpetrator (when prosecuted) averages over £1000.
[quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: Yeah but your Honour, I paid some bloke, to take it all away for me and didn't know that he was going to just dump it somewhere... Not Guilty! Case closed.[/p][/quote]That's not so, if the person dumping were licensed they will be prosecuted, if they weren't then the resident will be prosecuted. By suggesting otherwise you risk sending out a message that this is an acceptable defense and thereby risk encouraging fly tipping. Incidentally, with the costs of ignoring fixed penalty notices and failing to turn up in court, the cost of such anti-social behavior to the perpetrator (when prosecuted) averages over £1000. louderfasterlonger
  • Score: 12

5:15pm Tue 11 Mar 14

site supervisor says...

My back street look like that but only after the bin men have been,,,,
My back street look like that but only after the bin men have been,,,, site supervisor
  • Score: 4

5:19pm Tue 11 Mar 14

mavrick says...

It has not helped our area closing the waste recycling centre. It does show the environmental commitment is only as deep as the council pockets.
It has not helped our area closing the waste recycling centre. It does show the environmental commitment is only as deep as the council pockets. mavrick
  • Score: 4

7:28pm Tue 11 Mar 14

M.DANNY says...

Folks who are fly tipping ,littering and all the dog mess in the town and they should hang their heads in shame.
BwD should name and shame these culprits who are fly tipping and those who take dogs out to foul on public places.
The BwD should scrap the charges for bulky waste it should free for all Council Tax Payers .Sofas Beds Television Fridges Cookers should be removed free of charges.
Folks who are fly tipping ,littering and all the dog mess in the town and they should hang their heads in shame. BwD should name and shame these culprits who are fly tipping and those who take dogs out to foul on public places. The BwD should scrap the charges for bulky waste it should free for all Council Tax Payers .Sofas Beds Television Fridges Cookers should be removed free of charges. M.DANNY
  • Score: 11

8:03pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Reasons says...

Maybe also a look on the backs of Whalley range and the fronts and the side of the shops .....
Maybe also a look on the backs of Whalley range and the fronts and the side of the shops ..... Reasons
  • Score: 9

10:02pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Saj143 says...

Reasons wrote:
Maybe also a look on the backs of Whalley range and the fronts and the side of the shops .....
And shad.
[quote][p][bold]Reasons[/bold] wrote: Maybe also a look on the backs of Whalley range and the fronts and the side of the shops .....[/p][/quote]And shad. Saj143
  • Score: 1

11:33pm Tue 11 Mar 14

useyourhead says...

It costs money to have principles and adhere to them.
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The life of a sofa: showroom, wealthy person, up and comer or trying to keep upper, practical buyer, gifted, dumped.
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by the time things a re ready to be thrown away they are in the possession of the people least able to afford to do it. most of the upper chain will at least recoup some of what they spent... just an observation.
It costs money to have principles and adhere to them. - The life of a sofa: showroom, wealthy person, up and comer or trying to keep upper, practical buyer, gifted, dumped. - by the time things a re ready to be thrown away they are in the possession of the people least able to afford to do it. most of the upper chain will at least recoup some of what they spent... just an observation. useyourhead
  • Score: 2

10:06am Wed 12 Mar 14

M.DANNY says...

Those culprits who are fly tipping, dumping rubbish and any dogs out of control should have Government benefits stopped until they start behaving like adults.Enough is enough it's about time Council and Police take tough action against these culprits and name and shame them in local press.
Those culprits who are fly tipping, dumping rubbish and any dogs out of control should have Government benefits stopped until they start behaving like adults.Enough is enough it's about time Council and Police take tough action against these culprits and name and shame them in local press. M.DANNY
  • Score: 3

12:04pm Wed 12 Mar 14

midas says...

mavrick wrote:
It has not helped our area closing the waste recycling centre. It does show the environmental commitment is only as deep as the council pockets.
Look at the picture - how much of that waste is recycable and how much is either builders waste or non recyclable? I would suggest that closing a waste recycling centre has very little to do with this incident and its more to do with builders not wanting to pay for waste disposal and lazy householders.
[quote][p][bold]mavrick[/bold] wrote: It has not helped our area closing the waste recycling centre. It does show the environmental commitment is only as deep as the council pockets.[/p][/quote]Look at the picture - how much of that waste is recycable and how much is either builders waste or non recyclable? I would suggest that closing a waste recycling centre has very little to do with this incident and its more to do with builders not wanting to pay for waste disposal and lazy householders. midas
  • Score: 1

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