Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Council to roll out mobile CCTV to tackle fly tipping

 

 

  • Cameras will be deployed in fly-tipping hot spots
  • CCTV investment part of the Council's commitment towards a safer and cleaner Borough
  • Camera roll-out will help reduce incidents of illegal dumping

During the pandemic, fly tipping incidents have increased. Hot spot areas are generally situated on quiet country lanes where no one is around to observe those illegally dumping rubbish – but that's about to change.

West Lancashire Borough Council is about to roll out a series of mobile CCTV cameras to tackle the incidents of fly-tipping and environmental crime in the Borough.

Large-scale fly tipping has put additional pressures on the Council's budget and the CCTV system is seen as a way to effectively cut costs by reducing fly-tipping incidents, as well as allowing enforcement action to be taken where appropriate.

Councillor Gareth Dowling, portfolio holder for Communities and Community Safety, said: "The Council is committed to making West Lancashire a safer and cleaner place and that's why we have invested in mobile CCTV cameras to catch people who fly-tip and in staff to take people to court who think they can get away with illegally dumping rubbish across our Borough."

The cameras will be deployed at fly-tipping hot spots across the Borough and is a significant investment by the Council in keeping the Borough clean while offering value for money for residents.

Councillor Kevin Wilkie, portfolio holder for Environmental Services added: "Our investment has also included a range of measures including new mechanical sweepers, additional apprentices and funding for additional litter bins. We live in a very beautiful Borough and the Council are determined to keep it that way."

The mobile CCTV cameras will be deployed very soon in problem areas. To report an incident of fly tipping to the Council, please use our self-service online portal on our website.