Borough Council of Wellingborough

Residents invited to find out about how to prevent fly-tipping at CommuniTea events

Published Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Community groups are joining together to deliver two fun days in Wellingborough at the Hemmingwell Community Centre on 29 and St Marks Church, Queensway on 31 October from 10am - 3pm.

The 'communitea' events will provide residents with the chance to find out more about initiatives that help to keep their environment clean and safe.

Representatives from Crime Stoppers, Wellingborough Council and its partners Norse, Greatwell Homes and Arson Taskforce will be on hand to provide information about the work they do to improve the borough, and speak to residents about how they can support these efforts.

Wellingborough Norse is on a mission to reduce fly-tipping in Wellingborough. The team has been out and about delivering more than 1,500 information packs which provide guidance on how residents and businesses can report fly-tipping, and how to avoid using unlicensed waste carriers. There will also be a ‘fly-tipping crime scene’ at each event to support Northamptonshire Waste Partnership’s S.C.R.A.P campaign.

Steve Dunkley, Cleansing Manager at Wellingborough Norse, said: “We are determined to reduce fly-tipping in our borough. It has a negative impact on the environment, and is costly to clear up, investigate and where necessary prosecute.

“We will be running a FBI (fly-tipping booth investigation) at both events and will be asking residents to fill out an incident form which provides details of how to report this crime, and there will of course be a chance to win a prize.

“We are passionate about educating the younger generation on the consequences of fly-tipping and will be delivering a poster competition with Crime Stoppers, look forward to seeing what the pupils create.”

For more information about fly-tipping, including how to report it, visit: www.wellingborough.gov.uk/flytipping.