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Dugher urges council to combat fly-tipping

Monday July 11 2016

Michael Dugher MP Michael Dugher MP

MICHAEL DUGHER has urged Barnsley Council to use new enforcement powers to help tackle the fly-tipping issue sweeping the borough. 

The MP for Barnsley East is concerned that fly-tipping is a growing problem across the town. 

Over the last five years, recorded incidents of fly-tipping in Barnsley have soared from 1654 in 2010-2011 to 3057 in 2014-2015 – meaning fly-tipping has nearly doubled.

Nationally, recorded incidents only went up by 10 per cent, meaning the Barnsley figures are much worse than the national average.

But under new rules that came into force in May, the council will now be able to issue fixed-penalty notices to punish perpetrators for small-scale fly-tipping. The notices range between £150 and £400.

The change in legislation means that Barnsley Council can issue more fines and raise more money from them.

Mr Dugher said: "Fly-tipping is an appalling and growing problem in Barnsley.

"Fly-tipping is not only an eyesore, spoiling our green spaces, but it can also cause real harm to public health and pose serious dangers to people and wild life in the Borough.

“I know how seriously Barnsley Council takes this issue and I am confident they will do everything in their power to combat fly-tipping in our Borough.

“With the new rules in place, the council now has another weapon in its armoury to tackle fly-tipping. Fixed penalty notices should be a strong deterrent and I hope they are used to punish offenders. I would also urge residents to report people."

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Reply Posted by Anon on Monday July 11 2016 at 09:47
Mr dugher why don't you have a look round the borough council not cut any grass verges absolutely a disgrace council had the cheek to say report a neighbour for overgrown gardens come on barnsley council stop being hypocrit when yourself not cutting anything

Reply Posted by Why on Monday July 11 2016 at 11:19
Maybe if the dumpit site didn't make it so difficult to drop rubbish off then this might not be as much as a problem.

Reply Posted by Steve on Monday July 11 2016 at 11:27
If they didnt make it such a ball ache to tip your rubbish it wouldnt be a issue i have a VW caravelle classed by DVLA as a car taxed as a car but Barnsley council class it as a van Permit required ! so i want to take my trailer oh no sir you need a permit !! if i take the trailer i cant put anything in the VW as that requires 2 permits . ok so i put stuff in my bin and the bin men smash my bin while shaking it up and down on the lorry so i ring for a new one "yes sir that will £15 for the delivery " but i didnt break it " its still £15 " so can i pick it up then " no " What a complete joke !!!

Reply Posted by Paper bags on Monday July 11 2016 at 11:45
Still waiting for replacement paper bag recycle bags ,was told none in stock in Feb but to put paper s out in carrier bags did as told these were then totally ignored by bin men the paper then blew all over the street .Now we put paper s in grey bin .Cannot even take them to refuse collection points as no where to leave them now .Whose great idea was that .

Reply Posted by Sue on Monday July 11 2016 at 12:07
barnsley council absolutely a disgrace

Reply Posted by Freddie on Monday July 11 2016 at 12:10
Dugher get off your ******* arse and have a good look round your Borough

Reply Posted by Dave G on Tuesday July 12 2016 at 21:20
That aint going to happen any time soon Freddie .. too busy with the southern luvvies to bother about us.

Reply Posted by steve on Monday July 11 2016 at 14:35
If people can drive with rubbish and fly trip they can drive with rubbish to the dump it site,the problem is with the dump it sites and their rules about what they take and the amount...i.e 6 bags of hard core only and not wanting to assist people up the ramps

Reply Posted by me on Wednesday July 13 2016 at 11:47
spot on comment!

Reply Posted by Steven James on Monday July 11 2016 at 15:03
Oh hey up here's here yet again.

Never mind naffing fly tipping Dugher, What about the "profiteers of slave Labour" companies such as Asos and Symphony that ACTIVELY and ILLEGALY DISCRIMINATE against the people born and bred in tis town by only employing foreign migrant workers?

You couldn't give a moneys about your constituents could you?

All you are interested in is staying firmly on the Career Labour GRAVY TRAIN!

To those moaning about BMBC, you reap what you sow so STOP VOTING THE LABOUR CLOWNS IN !

Reply Posted by me on Wednesday July 13 2016 at 11:48
absolutely spot on! ring up Symphony for example 'we've got nothing going' - yet they'll ship 20 workers (foreign) in nearly every other Monday. And before anyone tells me this isn't true - it is! Cos i bloody work there!

Reply Posted by L on Monday July 11 2016 at 20:15
Waste recycling depots used to be open until 8pm once a week through the summer months, why don't they re-introduced this to kerb fly tipping??

Reply Posted by Phillip marsland on Monday July 11 2016 at 21:31
We all know the areas that fly tipping occurs it must happen outside of bmbc hours ?

Reply Posted by Me, Here, Now on Tuesday July 12 2016 at 13:32
I totally agree with all of the comments, but while people keep voting these buffoons into power nothing is going to change.
Labour in Barnsley need voting out FULL STOP. Get Houghton (sorry, SIR Houghton) and his band of merry men out of power and let him slope off to London to collect his money for falling asleep in the House of Lords

Reply Posted by Dave G on Tuesday July 12 2016 at 21:23
Spot on .. you could put a red rosette on a chimp and they'd vote for it round here .. You know who you are !

Reply Posted by bob on Tuesday July 12 2016 at 14:17
"Over the last five years, recorded incidents of fly-tipping in Barnsley have soared from 1654 in 2010-2011 to 3057 in 2014-2015 – meaning fly-tipping has nearly doubled".

how can you assume that fly tipping has doubled ?...there are just more easier ways to report it than ever before, all this tells us for sure is that the number of reports have gone up, not necessarily the amount of fly tipping....

Reply Posted by Dave G on Tuesday July 12 2016 at 21:25
Errrm .. Nobody is assuming anything .. it's called walking around with your eyes open .. Have you been out of your house lately ? .. Just saying ..

Reply Posted by Naughtynorman on Tuesday July 12 2016 at 20:09
Emailed my local counsellor Sunday afternoon about fly tipping in my local area ( Kingstone), no not all fly tipping takes place in our rural areas its on every street corner these days. Anyway back to the point, this morning Tuesday sofas, fridges, and other rubbish cleared by council workers 7.15am. So have to say there are counsellors who do listen. However in general I do agree with most comments here. I live in an area where landlords rent out cheap houses to some of our economic migrants, and while I have no problem per say with anyone wanting to better their life it is no coincidence that the dumping of rubbish in my local area has increased since their arrival. I am not sure that they understand the concept of rubbish collections and dump it sites, as not all countries have that facility. All that said the local scrotters have little regard for the area which they live.
Missing a trick here. Give the scrounges,low life's and others of this town black bags and set them off clearing the s**t up that they create!!!!

Reply Posted by thegrimreaper on Thursday July 14 2016 at 11:09
The reaper says , if only the blinkered fools in bmbc would realise they are not making it easy to dispose of normal tip waste for ordinary folk then fly tipping will
increase. However the miscreants should be horsewhipped if caught .

Reply Posted by Dave G on Thursday July 14 2016 at 22:30
Steady on Grim .. that's a bit harsh innit ..

Reply Posted by Naughtynorman on Saturday July 16 2016 at 08:14
Indeed reaper
Would have to be with rusty barbed wire though!!!!!!

Reply Posted by the grim reaper on Monday July 18 2016 at 09:59
ITS GOOD OLD FASHIONED PUNISHMENT , Dave. We need to get back to basics and instill right from wrong , society has collapsed !

Reply Posted by Dave G on Monday July 25 2016 at 12:20
You're not wrong there pal ..

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