Fly-tippers strike again in Harescombe
Fly-tippers have struck again in the picturesque village of Harescombe.
Earlier this month, The Citizen reported that sofas, chairs, paint-pots and lamps has been dumped in the village, nine months after a similar incident in the same spot.
Now, just days after the rubbish was cleared by Stroud District Council, from underneath the Welcome to Harescombe sign, offenders have struck again.
This time they dumped black bin liners full of soiled nappies, some of which had spilled out on to the road, at the exact same spot as the last offence in the early hours of Saturday morning.
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Brian Stanley, chairman of Harescombe Parish Council, said: “There is a fear that the village is becoming a bit of a hotspot for fly-tippers. The fact it was done in the early hours shows someone has done it purposefully.”
A spokesman for Stroud District Council said: “We take all instances of fly-tipping very seriously. Once we’re informed of it we check the waste, as soon as we can, for evidence which may help us track down the culprits. We arrange for the fly-tipping to be removed from public land in a safe and timely manner by our contractors and prosecute where possible.
“We also work with landowners to advise and support them on how to try and prevent fly-tipping and rely on members of the public to report such incidents to assist us with tracking down culprits.
“Council officers regularly patrol the district and have put up signs in known fly tipping ‘hot spots’ and have seen a reduction in fly tipping over the last couple of years.
“Regarding the fly tipping in Harescombe, we are investigating this incident and have been able to obtain information which may lead us to where the fly tipping has originated from.”