Council targets weekend fly-tippers

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Some of the dumped fridges

Council targets weekend fly-tippers

Eastbourne Borough Council is urging anyone with any information on a spate of fly-tipping to come forward.

Over the weekend and Monday (September 30 – October 2), 16 fridges were left in four different locations - Cherry Garden Road in Old Town, Dudley Road near the town centre, Dallington Road in Hampden Park and Astaire Avenue in Roselands.

The Council’s Neighbourhood First team will be clearing the fridges but is keen to track the culprits down and prevent it happening again.

Cllr Jonathan Dow, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Place Services, said: “The dumping of these fridges is totally unacceptable and won’t be tolerated. We are appealing to the public for any information on the offenders.”

Earlier this year, Eastbourne Borough Council successfully prosecuted two residents for fly-tipping 35 sacks of garden waste and a water butt.  Both defendants were fined £300 plus a victim’s surcharge of £30 and were ordered to pay the Council’s costs of £765.16 each.

Fly-tipping is an offence that impacts all residents as council tax payers have to foot the bill for clear up costs when perpetrators cannot be identified. 

Please contact the Neighbourhood First Team on 01323 410000 or email if you have any information.  All information will be treated confidentially.