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‘ZERO TOLERANCE’: Village’s fly tipping hotspots revealed in new data

 Published on: 28th December 2023   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

Data revealed to KINGSnews has shown the fly tipping hotspots in the village.

The site with the most recorded incidents in the Kings Langley ward is Red Lion Lane, with 23 reports since 2017.

This is followed by Abbots Rise and Hempstead Road, with 16 incidents each, Home Park Mill Link Road with 14, and The Nap with 13.

Whilst these numbers track similarly with Berkhamsted, they pale to insignificance next to Hemel Hempstead, which saw 74 and 72 incidents reported at Marlowes and The Queen’s Square respectively.

A spokesperson for Dacorum Borough Council said: “[We have] zero tolerance to environmental crime and in particular fly tipping. Our Environmental Enforcement Officers work hard to assess and visit every reported incident of fly tipping in the borough to evidence the fly tipping and investigate, where possible, who was responsible for dumping it and/or where it has come from.

“Following the conclusion of any investigation, the Enforcement Team will look to issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) where possible or collect evidence for a larger prosecution if necessary. If fly tipping becomes regular at a particular location, then officers will assess whether to make it a fly tipping hotspot and will then consider further targeted enforcement interventions.

“In 2022-23, the enforcement team issued a total of 37 FPNs for waste crime, including 21 fly tipping FPNs, 11 duty of care offences FPNs, and five low-level fly tipping/littering FPNs.

“In comparison to the other nine local authorities in Hertfordshire, Dacorum continues to be at the forefront in the issuance of waste crime FPNs.

“We would encourage all residents and members of the public to report all incidents of fly tipping to the council at eforms.dacorum.gov.uk/EnvForms/ExtraQuestions.aspx”

Photo credit: Herts Police

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