Sheffield council reveals dozens of littering and fly-tipping fines issued in Page Hall
Sheffield Council has revealed the number of fines handed out for littering and fly-tipping in a city suburb blighted by the problems.
The streets of Page Hall are regularly covered in litter and used as a dumping ground by fly-tippers, prompting complaints from residents.
Sheffield Council employs wardens to patrol the streets, and litter and fly-tipping are removed in regular clean-ups but the situation is not improving.
Last week a resident revealed that he had CCTV footage of a family dumping 10 black sacks of rubbish in Willoughby Street late at night.
He called for the council to install cameras on all streets and to carry out more enforcement work to punish offenders financially.
The council has since revealed that over the last 12 months 64 fixed penalty notices have been issued for littering and 80 for fly-tipping.
Councillor Mark Jones, Cabinet Member for Environment, Streetscene and Climate Change at Sheffield City Council, said: “We carry out regular cleansing in Page Hall to remove litter and fly-tipped waste. We also provide a reactive service when waste problems are reported to us.
“It’s important that waste is removed to prevent health and safety hazards and pests.
“Our wardens who patrol the area will issue fixed penalty notices to anyone witnessed dumping waste, and we investigate clearances to look for evidence for enforcement.
“We have worked hard with residents in the Page Hall area to improve issues around waste and fly-tipping and we will continue to focus efforts here to tackle the problem. I urge people to report instances straight away so that we can deal with them swiftly.”