Shameless! Shocking trail of debris left by fly-tippers in Old Malvern Road, Powick

Shameless! Shocking trail of debris left by fly-tippers

SHOCKING: Flying tipping in Old Malvern Road, Powick

SHOCKING: Flying tipping in Old Malvern Road, Powick

SHOCKING: Flying tipping in Old Malvern Road, Powick

SHOCKING: Flying tipping in Old Malvern Road, Powick

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A COUNTRY road had to be closed to traffic after fly tippers left a trail of debris and rubbish along it.

The rubbish in Old Malvern Road, Powick, included an assortment of bricks, rubble, fence posts and rocks, and could have posed a deadly hazard to drivers.

Luckily it was spotted by a council worker who decided to close the road until it could be cleared.

The rubish was dumped close to Powick Primary School on Wednesday.

Headteacher Richard Drewett said: “ Quite a few parents came in with raised eyebrows after they had seen the rubbish, but they were understanding about it.

“It was quite the shock when I first saw it, as it would have been for everyone who saw it first time, it is a bit of a surprise.

“The rubbish seemed to have spread for about 50 metres, but people were still getting to school on time in general, they just had to drive very carefully around it.

“In the dark, that rubbish would have been very dangerous, even though it’s not as bad in the day as you can see it, it’s still quite dangerous for drivers and their children.”

The rubbish was later spotted on Wednesday night by a Worcestershire County Council worker.

A spokesman for the council said yesterday: “A member of our Highways Department was driving along Old Malvern Road, on Wednesday night, and noticed a lorry load had been fly-tipped onto the road.

“The road was closed upon seeing it, around 11pm, with work to clear it carried out the next morning, which was scheduled to be completed by Thursday afternoon.”

The rubbish is the latest in a number of recent fly-tipping incidents in the region.

Yesterday we reported how a pile of rubbish, including 50 tyres, had been dumped in a country lane in Kempsey.

The rubbish was left in Taylors Lane on Tuesday and district councillor David Harrison warned fly-tippers were becoming more brazen.

Malvern Hills District Council has warned that anyone caught illegally dumping waste could be fined up to £50,000.

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3:36pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Old Uncle says...

Since these fly tipping incidents seem to be proliferating and the consensus is that contractors promise to remove the rubbish from completed jobs and then dump it. How about asking for those who might have a tie to the offending rubbish, but are innocent of the crime being given immunity from prosecution if they will come forward and give details of the job to the authorities.
Since these fly tipping incidents seem to be proliferating and the consensus is that contractors promise to remove the rubbish from completed jobs and then dump it. How about asking for those who might have a tie to the offending rubbish, but are innocent of the crime being given immunity from prosecution if they will come forward and give details of the job to the authorities. Old Uncle
  • Score: 7

5:59pm Fri 21 Mar 14

scotsgirl_k9 says...

Council worker was certainly lucky to spot it considering it had been reported as being there 20-30mins earlier!!
Council worker was certainly lucky to spot it considering it had been reported as being there 20-30mins earlier!! scotsgirl_k9
  • Score: 6

8:28am Sat 22 Mar 14

High Time says...

Old Uncle wrote:
Since these fly tipping incidents seem to be proliferating and the consensus is that contractors promise to remove the rubbish from completed jobs and then dump it. How about asking for those who might have a tie to the offending rubbish, but are innocent of the crime being given immunity from prosecution if they will come forward and give details of the job to the authorities.
Householders who give work to clear rubbish from door to door un knowns are just as guilty and should pay for any clean up.
[quote][p][bold]Old Uncle[/bold] wrote: Since these fly tipping incidents seem to be proliferating and the consensus is that contractors promise to remove the rubbish from completed jobs and then dump it. How about asking for those who might have a tie to the offending rubbish, but are innocent of the crime being given immunity from prosecution if they will come forward and give details of the job to the authorities.[/p][/quote]Householders who give work to clear rubbish from door to door un knowns are just as guilty and should pay for any clean up. High Time
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7:38am Mon 24 Mar 14

green49 says...

Surley someone will recognise if its there rubbish thats been tipped? if so make a phone call you dont have to give your name but you could give up the lazy a****** who did this and he can then be caught,
Surley someone will recognise if its there rubbish thats been tipped? if so make a phone call you dont have to give your name but you could give up the lazy a****** who did this and he can then be caught, green49
  • Score: 2

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