Welwyn Garden City ‘flytip’ is not what you think it is

PUBLISHED: 12:14 18 January 2019 | UPDATED: 12:29 18 January 2019

Piles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Piles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Wire fencing, old carpet and plastic garden chairs are some of the items spotted piled along a Welwyn Garden City road this morning.

Piles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOPiles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

The rubbish is scattered in small heaps along Digswell Road on the approach to the Knightsfield roundabout.

However, it turns out that the people behind it are ... maintenance contractor Serco.

A Welwyn Hatfield Council spokesperson explained: “Thankfully what you spotted isn’t fly-tipping, it’s Serco doing maintenance along the borough’s tree belt!

“They are strimming low level foliage and litter picking as they go, collecting any debris and litter into piles for the cleansing team to pick up.

Piles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOPiles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

“They’re going to be all over the borough in the next few weeks, making their way around more than 40 different areas.”

There were 2,415 flytipping incidents in Welwyn Hatfield in the 12 months up to March last year, with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs calling the situation nationwide an “epidemic”.

READ MORE: Seven flytips every day in Welwyn Hatfield

Thankfully, this isn’t one of them.

Piles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOPiles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Piles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOPiles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Piles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOPiles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Piles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOPiles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Piles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOPiles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Piles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOPiles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

Piles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOOPiles of rubbish along Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: DANNY LOO

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