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Flytipping on New Lane, Eccleston

Flytipping on New Lane, Eccleston

 

A hard-hitting campaign has been launched by Chorley Council to show it will not stand for people making the borough look a mess.

Named Don’t Mess With Chorley, people who dump rubbish are being warned they could face prosecution.

The Guardian is backing the campaign to shame the culprits and urge people to keep our borough tidy.

The council is posting photographs online of every incident of flytipping to encourage people to come forward and help to catch the perpetrators.

And we want you to contact us with your stories and photographs of flytipping problems.

In the first few days of the campaign, 13 flytips had to be cleaned up, costing council taxpayers’ more than £1,500.

Coun Adrian Lowe, who is responsible for street cleaning at the council, said: “Chorley is a beautiful place to live but there is a minority of people that think it is okay to make it look a mess by not disposing of things properly.

“We’ve chosen to take a hard line with the Don’t Mess With Chorley campaign because we know residents think it’s unacceptable too.

“We’ll be shining the spotlight on flytipping for the next month just to show people what we have to deal with, how much time and effort has to be put into clearing the mess up and to make sure people report things to us.

The campaign will also target dog fouling, littering and graffiti.

It will include skip days and organised clean-ups as well as informing people where the council is proactively doing clean-up work across the borough.

Flytipping, dog fouling, litter and graffiti can be reported online at www.chorley.gov.uk or by calling 01257 515151.

 

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