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Fly tipping clear-up 

Welwyn Hatfield Council say they are spending 'a considerable amount of money' dealing with fly tipping in the area.

The authority was responding to concern, expressed on this site, about the amount of rubbish and household waste dumped in the local countryside.

The spokesman said the authority has a duty to clear any rubbish from the public highway but that due to the difficulty in finding witnesses they are unable to prosecute.  

However when the identity of the person who dumped the rubbish is found they are written to and given a warning.

Two correspondents have written to this site’s ‘Have Your Say’ section raising their concerns about fly tipping in the area.

The comments and concerns were passed on to the North Mymms Green Belt Society, the North Mymms Residents’ Association and the local authority.

One of them, John Fisher from the Royal Veterinary College says college staff are trying to deal with the problem in their area. 

He says they go through the rubbish themselves using protective gloves and sticks to try to find the identity of the culprits.

A local mother also wrote about the problem expressing concern that fly tipping could present a danger to her children and other people taking a walk in the countryside.

January 5, 2000

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