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A crackdown on fly-tipping is taking place in Sutton Hill, Telford as part of a joint partnership between the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner and Telford and Wrekin Council.

The Safer and Stronger Communities Project is a £2.5million investment into initiatives which help residents feel safer in their homes through prevention of crime and anti-social behaviour.

This has included multi agency patrols including representatives from police, council, housing and waste services to identify and investigate fly-tips.

Commissioner John Campion said “Fly-tipping blights our communities. It continues to be a cause of concern to residents and this multi-agency approach is a great example of how these concerns are being taken seriously.

In addition to this I have recently invested £30,000 in prevention, education and enforcement as part of Operation Fly Tip, to put an end to this nuisance.”

Councillor Richard Overton, Deputy Leader for Telford and Wrekin Council and Cabinet Member for Enforcement said: “Since 2019, more than 11,000 fly-tipping incidents have been recorded at a cost to the tax payer in the region of £630k – that could translate to a one percent reduction in council tax. 

“Days of action like this where we focus on a particular area, means we can really clamp down and find the culprits, issue penalties and clean up an area. It’s time those committing environmental crimes are held to account and tax payers stop picking up the bill. “

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