Council has a new weapon against fly-tipping
27 February 2020Cheshire West and Chester Council is to use new mobile surveillance equipment to tackle fly-tipping in the borough.
Mobile CCTV cameras will record footage that could be used in prosecutions and it is hoped the presence of the cameras will also act as a strong deterrent to would-be fly-tippers.
Councillor Karen Shore, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport said: “The cameras will be positioned in known hot spots and highly visible signage will let residents know CCTV is in operation. I hope these cameras will both deter and help us catch those individuals with such a callous disregard for the cleanliness and wellbeing of our communities.
“We will be moving the cameras around the borough to a number of hot spot locations that have been identified through reporting data and other intelligence.”
Anyone found fly-tipping could face a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £400 and serious offences could result in a £50,000 fine or 12 months imprisonment.
The mobile CCTV is part of an ongoing campaign by the Council to crackdown on fly-tipping in the borough.