Disgust as Hamsterley beauty spot ruined by fly-tipping
Date of alert:
Friday, 5 August 2022
Residents have expressed their anger and frustration after a popular County Durham beauty spot was hit with a "mammoth" amount of fly-tipping that “destroyed the landscape” and made the area “unvisitable”.
At the start of the week, hundreds of tyres and other rubbish items were fly-tipped on How Lea Lane in Hamsterley – causing uproar from those that live nearby and those that regularly visit Hamsterley Forest.
The fly-tip was first reported after several members of the public raised the issue with Durham County Council’s neighbourhood wardens, who monitor rubbish, locate missing dogs, and help around the community.