Neighbourhood Watch seek fly-tipping witnesses

Cllr Colin Belsey and Janine Sowerby
Cllr Colin Belsey and Janine Sowerby

A Hampden Park neighbourhood Watch member is calling for residents to watch out for fly-tipping and take down number plates.

Jeanie Sowerby, a Neighbourhood Watch member and resident from Meadowlands Avenue, says there is often a problem with fly-tipping at the back of the Broadway parade of shops.

Mrs Sowerby said, “Last time we had a fridges and household furniture dumped at the back of the shops. This time it is building supplies, garden rubbish and a bath which looks like it has been cut in half. It looks as though they have used a crane to dump it there.”

Mrs Sowerby says the council is good at picking up the dumped items quickly but she is now appealing for local people to be vigilant in an attempt to catch the culprits.

She said, “Someone must see this sort of thing going on and we would like them to write down the vehicle’s number plate.

“The latest dumped rubbish might be recognised by a local person who has had some work done on their house and employed someone to take it away, if so, we would like to hear from them too.”

The Neighbourhood Watch members plan to hand the information to the council, which they hope will lead to the fly-tippers being caught.

Hampden Park Neighbourhood Watch can be called on 507639 and 507665.