I’m sure most readers will be eager to know why the Labour councillor responsible for waste management, thinks Sheffield’s damning fly-tipping statistics are “good news”. According to Coun Scott having the third worst record in the country is “positive” for the city.
Coun Scott admits that the only way he has managed to massage Sheffield’s reputation is by changing the way the figures are recorded. In communities across the city, local residents are reporting that fly-tipping is getting worse by the day.
I encourage residents to report all fly-tipping to the council, and I suggest that Coun Scott now leaves the statistics alone and takes action to support local communities.
Coun Joe Otten
Local Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dore & Totley