Residents urged to help stop fly-tipping at beauty spot

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A PARISH council in one of the most picturesque parts of the Sheffield area has appealed to residents to record evidence of fly-tipping at a beauty spot.

The plea has been made by Bradfield Parish Council after a wave of fly-tipping in the Ewden Valley which they describe as ‘a place of natural beauty’ on the borders with Bradfield and Stocksbridge.

Bradfield Parish Council says in its newsletter fly-tipping can be dangerous, pollute land and waterways and costs the taxpayer significant amounts of money to clear away.

It says: “It is usually carried out by people who want to avoid paying the fees necessary when disposing of commercial waste and people who can’t be bothered to take household and garden rubbish to a household waste recycling centre or will not pay for removing it.”

People who see evidence of fly-tipping should not disturb it as it may contain syringes and toxic materials but should record details of where it is and the date.

Registration numbers of vehicles involved and any names on vehicles should be passed to Sheffield Council.