New CCTV cameras aim to crackdown on fly-tipping - The Leamington Observer

New CCTV cameras aim to crackdown on fly-tipping

Leamington Editorial 6th Dec, 2021   0

NEW CCTV cameras aim to crackdown on fly-tipping in Leamington.

Warwick District Council (WDC) is installing a series of mobile CCTV cameras across Sydenham where residents say fly-tipping is a daily occurrence.

Installed around the estate over the next month, the cameras will act as a deterrent to would-be fly-tippers while providing evidence for the council to carry out enforcement action against offenders.

New signs will also warn people of the consequences of fly-tipping, with offenders facing either a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice or an unlimited fine, and six months in prison if the offence is taken to court.




Leamington Willes ward councillor Mini Mangat said: “Residents in my ward tell me that fly-tipping is an almost daily occurrence in Sydenham and they are regularly waking up to the blight of items dumped on the roadside, some of which are dangerous.

“It’s not fair that they have to deal with this and foot the bill, so I’m pleased to be working with residents and departments across the Council to ensure that action is taken to detect and deter fly-tipping in the area.”


WDC community spokesperson Coun Judy Falp added: “Not only is the sight of fly-tipping a blight on the streets of our district, but it’s also requires resources to remove this unwanted waste, which could be better spent elsewhere on projects that benefit the whole community.”

And climate change spokesperson Alan Rhead pointed out recycling centres were open seven days a week, and the council provided a bulky waste collection service with concessions for those on a low income.

The cameras will be monitored by the council’s CCTV control room staff 24 hours a day.

The impact of the trial will be studied, with a view to redeploying the cameras to other hot spot areas in the district.

Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/flytipping to report fly-tipping.

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