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Resident Calls For CCTV To Stop People Fly-Tipping

Wednesday January 22 2014

A RESIDENT is calling for CCTV cameras to be installed to stop fly-tipping.

Storrs Mill Lane on the outskirts of Cudworth is littered with black bin bags - some still full of rubbish from Christmas.

Fridges have been dumped along with wheels, lamps and other general waste.

Amy Scattergood, of Quarry Vale, Cudworth, says fly-tipping in the area has been a problem for about a year.

"It's an ongoing problem," Amy said. "I've seen someone once before ditching rubbish down there and then just driving off.

"More recently I've been down, and every time there's been more and more rubbish piling up.

"It's happening far too often."

Amy would like to see CCTV cameras in operation to stop people dumping waste down on Storrs Mill Lane.

"I think the people who are causing the problem should be named and shamed and CCTV would make that happen," Amy added.

Cllr Charlie Wraith said: "A CCTV camera on Storrs Mill Lane isn't the answer as it will be too obvious.

"The only solution is to have sufficient punishments in place for people who get caught.

"Previously offenders have been fined around £3,000 for fly-tipping.

"People should be aware that heavy fines are in place for anyone caught.

"We're currently investigating two addresses regarding fly-tipping in this area."

Is this a problem in your area? Have your say below and we'll pass your information on to Barnsley Council.

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Reply Posted by dedatodd on Wednesday January 22 2014 at 14:20
I am afraid that this is a borough wide issue, I walk regularly around the 'green' areas of Barnsley and find this blight. And as Cllr Wraith states CCTV is probably not the best deterrent, jail time and large fines are!

Reply Posted by Andy on Wednesday January 22 2014 at 14:24
i blame the councils as if they would not limit the amount of rubbish each household is allowed eg, 1 bin then people wouldn't need to dump it i live in London now and we can have no more than 1 bin and 2 week collections

Reply Posted by dedatoodd on Wednesday January 22 2014 at 14:58
Afraid I have to disagree, a large % of the stuff thrown is either recyclable - we all have 'extra' bins for these. And if your not recycling then more fool you!
Also since when did the council allow baths, fridges, sofa's and car tyres to be placed in bins?!
The responsibility for this is laid fairly and squarely at the feet of whose rubbish it is, if you can drive to somewhere secluded to dump stuff then you can drive to one of the 'dumpit' sites that Barnsley has.

Reply Posted by JSTAR on Wednesday January 22 2014 at 15:33
Living in Staincross we regularly walk the dogs to Woolley, beautiful walks but they are often blighted by the regular fly tipping. On New years day at least 20 black bin bags of rubbish and about a skip load of garden waste were tipped along Woodhouse lane. The council remove it very quickly and always seem to examine the contents. I say name and shame the offenders, and impound any vehicle used for such offences.

Reply Posted by Hugh marks on Wednesday January 22 2014 at 16:28
Believe me the camera's are a pointless waste of time & money. We have one to anti-social behaviour on a field near us & the tape is not monitored dye to shortages of staff & the images recorderded are not able to be viewed after the fact as the camera recorded " in real time " as I was told by the police. So other than a mild deterant, they pointless.

Reply Posted by Collet on Wednesday January 22 2014 at 16:49
Don't blame the council for everything, blame the dirty scruffy people that prefer to drop and throw litter any were bar were they should,it's the Waste Age, there ain't no excuse for dumping rubbish !!!

Reply Posted by kimberley clark on Wednesday January 22 2014 at 21:36
The binmen near my estate make more mess. Never pick up after emptying bins..

Reply Posted by TheGuardian on Wednesday January 22 2014 at 20:05
Fly-tippers/Litterbugs = SUBHUMANS.

Reply Posted by lauren on Wednesday January 22 2014 at 22:47
That so true ^^^^^^^^

Reply Posted by Paul Jones on Saturday January 25 2014 at 09:19
Would it not be possible to install a couple of tiny cameras to record the registrations of whoever is doing this?? In this age of technology it is possible to buy cameras small enough to fit in a button and run for days on little batteries.plenty of places to hide them.the problem would stop after a couple of large fines therefore saving cleaning costs later.council ought to buy a couple dozen and move em around problem areas like police speed cameras.?????

Reply Posted by Chris on Saturday January 25 2014 at 11:12
Yes...you have to catch them first........ before you can issue the big fines and give jail time

Reply Posted by fubar on Saturday January 25 2014 at 22:06
I have a work van and my wife has a car which has been broken down for the last 6 weeks. We also have a problem with our rubbish and in particular removing it. I have no problem driving to the dump site but I'm not allowed as I have a van. I have to now apply for a permit! .... This new system is ridiculous. It costs the council £s..... to clean the mess and let's face it, it's a lot harder to find somewhere quiet to pull up and throw your rubbish out than it is to go to a approved site. I will be changing my bathroom, myself, in 2 weeks. I could take the old one to the local site at Worsbrough, I could pay someone to take it away or I could quite easily put it in the van and throw it out on some country lane. One of these is an easy option. If the car was running then at least we could get rid of some of the bagged stuff but the bath won't fit in the car either. I believe that the council do have a pick up service for somethings but some people have a very tight budget and do not factor in the disposal cost. BC need to look at the restrictions it places on waste disposal and maybe introduce a small gate charge for using the site so as for example a car carrying clothes for the reuse bin, free! . A car with household waste, £0.50, same car with garden waste, same price. A bath or bathroom suite £2, £5 for a sofa. ....... it's worth thinking about or go back to the old system and allow people to phone and book their van/trailer in? Sorry silly me! Politics! .......good night ;-)

Reply Posted by the truth on Sunday January 26 2014 at 08:12
why do we pay council tax so council can sit and pat themselves on the back while the ordinary folks suffer the cut backs no one cares anymore

Reply Posted by me on Sunday January 26 2014 at 08:30
Id have thought this is more likely the product of rouge waste removal services charging people to remove rubbish them dumping it as they a) dont have waste carriers licence & b) dont want to pay for is disposal properly. Its the councils responsibilty to deter catch stop these people by caching n prosecuting, cctv may aid in that. Ive had permit for van.before for dump its easy enough to get for day so no excuse n no reason to dump ya own waste.

Reply Posted by Xxx on Sunday January 26 2014 at 08:30
I live in Athersley North where people like to steal bins empty the contents on the pit field then burn the bin.

Reply Posted by Steph on Sunday January 26 2014 at 09:05
Fubar i gave my old bathrooms to people on freecycle so they could reuse. My 3 toilet and sink are in 4 houses on yorkshire, my shower cubicle in another, the timber from wall i removed heated someones log burner, as did my old staircase, my old bricks have been reassembled in various projects, my old rubble is now hardcore under a garden and a driveway, my tonnes of soil has gone to various people gardens, saved me cost of skips, saved them cost of buying in these things, saves them being sent to landfill! Tbh i could have even sold a lot of it but was just happy to have it collected quicker than have the hassle. Freecycle.org

Reply Posted by Luke on Sunday January 26 2014 at 10:21
That what it need cameras

Reply Posted by CM on Monday January 27 2014 at 15:58
I know the council are not perfect, but people on WAB blame the ouncil for everything.
In fact, this is not a problem with the council - it's a problem of scumbags who see fit to dump rubbish where it's not wanted. Often within 2 minutes of the dumpit. I live near Wombwell Woods and there is always fly-tipping there...and it was there even before the new regulations imposed by the council for going to the dump-it with trailers/vans etc. So the new system, whilst not the best idea, didn't cause the problem.

So, people either load up their cars and dump in the woods (when it would take 2 minutes more to do it properly), or they get someone advertising on Facebook as a registered Waste removal service, entirely fail to check their credentials when they show up in their rusty old tranny tipper, and let them dump it in the woods.

When are people gonna take some responsibility for their actions, for their waste, for their environment?

And yes, cameras could be put up, even in the woods, that would clearly show the culprits...I could show the council exactly where to stick them for the best views...it isn't rocket science.