Cut collections 'could result in fly-tipping rise'
FLY-TIPPING at a Bourton-on-the-Water recycling facility could increase if collections are cut, fear village leaders.
Cotswold District Council told the parish council it was not worth picking up cardboard every week from the Rissington Road banks as there wasn't enough demand.
But councillors say the site is already swamped with residents illegally dumping other items – including bedsteads.
It had also called for a CCTV camera to help catch culprits – but CDC has turned this down. It said it was difficult identifying people in the footage to carry out prosecutions.
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Councillor Tim Faulkner said "bin liners and carriers full of all sorts" were being left on top of receptacles.
Councillor Julian Stocker said: "If left there, they are going to encourage more fly-tipping and if left for a month it could make it even worse. Let's go for fortnightly collections."
Colleague Nigel Randall said: "If people continue putting rubbish down there as they are, all we will get is vermin."
Chairman Bryan Sumner said the village could lose the service if things did not improve. The council voted to ask the district council for a three-month trial of fortnightly collections.