New action plan to tackle fly-tipping

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As you know the Catford South Community are working to tackle the ongoing issue of fly-tipping in our area. Please check out the fly- tipping page for advice and guidance about reporting problems and disposing of larger items.

Its great to see that Keep Britain Tidy now have a wider national strategy on dealing with fly-tipping

To find out more read on…

Reaching the Tipping Point: Our action plan for fly-tipping

We have launched a new action plan to tackle the growing problem of fly-tipping across the country. Our plan outlines six things that, we believe, will make a measurable difference and support our ambition to reduce the reported incidents of fly-tipping in England by 50%.

Our plan calls on Government to make some of the £1.1 billion proceeds of the Landfill Tax available to local authorities to help keep household waste recycling centres open and reduce or eliminate charges for bulky waste collections.

It also calls for stiffer sentencing in magistrates’ courts and announces that we will develop a duty of care campaign, #CrimeNotToCare, to support local authorities in educating the public.

Read the full report here.

Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Chair of the Tidy Britain All Party Parliamentary Group:
“I welcome Keep Britain Tidy’s work on the urgent local environmental issue of fly-tipping. Their Action Plan is a much needed step in the right direction.”

The Action Plan was launched at the All Party Parliamentary Group meeting, which was chaired by Jim Fitzpatrick MP and brought together key stakeholders to discuss the need to work together to tackle the pressing issue of fly-tipping.

There was a consensus in the meeting that there was a need for a more pro-active, combined approach from Government and Local Authorities. Our action plan aims to improve communication to householders about fly-tipping, and improve the consistency of action taken across authorities to tackle the issue.

Kevin Hollinrake MP, Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group:
“Fly-tipping is a pressing issue and dealing with it shouldn’t be kicked into the long grass. We need a more pro-active, combined approach between local authorities and Government to help tackle it.”

Keep Britain Tidy is a registered Charity No. 1071737. Registered as a Company limited by guarantee in England & Wales No. 3496361. Registered office at Elizabeth House, The Pier, Wigan, WN3 4EX

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