Labour Candidate for East Ecclesfield - Bridget Kelly
Labour Candidate for East Ecclesfield - Bridget Kelly

Across England the proportion of large-scale fly-tips, using larger vehicles, has increased which shows there are more organised commercial operators. Such fly-tipping blights local areas.

Labour councillors have acted on comments from residents tired of fly-tipping and litter in their neighbourhoods, with massive increases for fines and increased enforcement action across the city.

Last week Labour councillors used new statutory powers to increase penalties – with fines for fly tipping going up to £1000 (a huge increase of £600) and the penalty for littering is doubled to £160 (up £80). There is also an increase for household duty offences, using unregistered waste disposal operators, rising to £500 (a £300 increase).

These new fines are expected to raise an additional £100,000 per year which will be channelled into enforcement services.

Cllr Craig Gamble-Pugh, Labour Councillor for East Ecclesfield ward said;

“I know residents are appalled at the sight of waste dumped in our neighbourhoods and green spaces. Not only is it unsightly and damaging – it acts as a catalyst for further crime, attracting more fly tipping or arson which reduces public confidence.

“Its saddens me that the fines are necessary – but I welcome the deterrent effect they will have on fly tippers and litterers who blight our neighbourhoods.

“I’ve been supporting local campaigners like Bridget Kelly who are working hard to organise clean-up days and community litter picks. These increased fines mean we’ll be able to back up the amazing work they do.

“Sheffield Labour are committed to championing our high streets, cracking down on fly-tipping, litter and graffiti, and making Sheffield cleaner”.

Cllr Craig Gamble Pugh
Cllr Craig Gamble Pugh
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