Fly-tipping is 'ruining idyllic landscape' in Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 09:00 05 November 2018

Fly-tipping on Coopers Lane Road, Potters Bar.
Picture: Matt Sanders.

Fly-tipping on Coopers Lane Road, Potters Bar. Picture: Matt Sanders.

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Fly-tipping that is ruining an idyllic landscape in Potters Bar is sparking outrage with residents.

Fly-tipped rubbish left on Coopers Lane Road, Potters Bar.
Picture: Matt Sanders.Fly-tipped rubbish left on Coopers Lane Road, Potters Bar. Picture: Matt Sanders.

Residents of Coopers Lane Road are calling for cameras to be installed along the road and stricter punishments inforced on those caught fly-tipping.

Matt Sanders, travel agent, and father-of-two said: “It is out of control, the area is becoming a fly-tipping hotspot.”

A spokesperson for Ringway said three separate incidents were recorded between October 11 and 12.

Mr Sanders has set up a residents association, which has so far amassed an estimated 20 people.

A vast variety of wildlife including muntjac deer, foxes, badgers, and rabbits roam the rural environment.

According to Mr Sanders in the most recent incident, rubbish was left in the middle of the road on a hairpin bend, which the council moved to the side of the road, only removing some of the rubbish over the following days.

Kevin Carrol, Ringway divisional manager, working on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council, said: “Ringway Hertfordshire operatives may, in some instances, temporarily move fly-tipped rubbish to the side of the carriageway to make the road safe and clear.”

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