West Berkshire Council condemns fly-tipping near Greenham Common
WEST Berkshire Council has been clearing up after a large amount of rubbish that was fly-tipped close to a Newbury beauty spot.
Pieces of wood, plastic and other rubbish were found dumped on Thornford Road, close to Greenham Common earlier this week.
It has all been collected by the district council and residents are now being urged to report any incidents of fly-tipping to them.
Waste manager at the council, Kofi Adu-Gyamfi, said: “In West Berkshire, we take considerable pride in the beauty of our natural environment.
"Sadly, we do get a few residents and tradespeople who sometimes fly-tip and litter, spoiling the countryside for everybody.
"The council takes a dim view of this behaviour and will use all available enforcement including issuing fixed penalty notices and pursuing offenders through criminal courts if necessary to stop this from happening.
"We’ve recently installed additional CCTV equipment in potential fly-tipping locations to help us gather the evidence we need to take action.
“We urge anyone who spots fly-tipping or littering to contact us at www.westberks.gov.uk/reportaproblem.”