A LANE where fly-tipping has been a recurring problem was blocked yet again by a pile of garden waste.

The entire width of Bredicot Lane near Crowle was blocked by what a appeared to be a pile of tree branches, hedge cuttings, saw dust and dirt.

The rubbish was removed this afternoon after reportedly being there since Sunday evening.

In March, a pile of doors and cupboards was left on the side of the lane. Then, in September the lane was blocked with a large pile of garden waste.

Local resident Bill Mapp suggested: “Would it be possible for Wychavon Council to put up CCTV to catch the culprits, and perhaps refuge centres to not charge too much for letting them take their rubbish to the tip and not in the countryside.”

Sharon Casswell, client services manager for Wychavon District Council, said: “The fly-tipping on Bredicot Lane has now been removed. Our contractor FCC arranged for it to be taken away with specialist equipment. Fly-tipping is dangerous and is not only a blight on our environment but also costs the taxpayer thousands of pounds every year to clean-up. We use a range of enforcement tools to combat this problem and will not hesitate to prosecute offenders. Residents can help us tackle fly-tipping by ensuring they only use a trader with a waste carrier’s licence and ensure they ask to see it before their waste is removed. We encourage residents to report fly-tipping and information about potential offenders at wychavon.gov.uk/flytipping or by calling 01386 565018. If rubbish is blocking a road they should call the county council on 01905 765765.”