Crackdown called for on fly-tipping in Wiltshire
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 21 March 2023
A crackdown on flytipping in Swindon and Wiltshire is being led by the region's Police and Crime Commissioner.
Philip Wilkinson has joined with fellow Police and Crime Commissioners from nearby regions, including Avon and Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Devon and Cornwall in agreeing that more needs to be done.
The group has lobbied the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Therese Coffey MP, to propose tougher penalties for fly-tippers.
Their recommendations include increasing the maximum penalty for small-scale fly-tipping, changing the maximum fine to a minimum fine to be imposed on repeat offenders, greater use of powers to impound and destroy vehicles involved and introducing a national waste crime offenders list.