Fly-tipping in Bradford – It’s getting worse

Since the start of the pandemic, fly-tipping has become a more frequent crime seen across Bradford. We and many residents are tired of Bradford being a dumping ground. Stricter enforcement is required, we want to see those who are flytipping punished.

Bradford Council reports show that from 2018 to April 2019, there was 16,684, that is more that 45 incidents being reported every day.

The number of incidents has skyrocketed in the last five years by almost 60%.

This does seem to be an issue right across the UK and it really is becoming a problem, but are Bradford Council doing enough to prevent it?

The Council is spending £300,000 to buy CCTV cameras to capture these criminals, yet out of those 16,584 reported incidents only, 686 WARNING letters were sent out. 28, yes only 28 FIXED PENALTY notices issued for fly-tipping.

With just 9 people being prosecuted being ordered to pay fines totalling £4,875.

Here are reported incidents just from the first half of 2020, showing a break down ward by ward;

1 = Little Horton (2260)
2 = Bowling & Barkerend (1704)
3 = Tong (1589)
4 = Great Horton (1537)
5 = Bradford Moor (1345)
6 = City (1250)
7 = Toller (1238)
8 = Manningham (1174)
9 = Keighley Central (771)
10 = Heaton (620)
11 = Eccleshill (567)
12 = Wibsey (535)
13 = Thornton & Allerton (526)
14 = Worth Valley (522)
15 = Royds (455)
16 = Queensbury (416)
17 = Clayton & Fairweather Green (412)
18 = Wyke (387)
19 = Keighley West (372)
20 = Bolton & Undercliffe (364)
21 = Shipley (334)
22 = Windhill & Wrose (280)
23 = Idle & Thackley (264)
24 = Bingley Rural (259)
25 = Baildon (216)
26 = Keighley East (205)
27 = Bingley (158)
28 = Craven (133)
29 = Ilkley (76)
30 = Wharfedale (47)

Have you noticed an increase in your ward?
Do you report fly-tipping to the Council?
Do you think enough is being done to enforce fly-tipping fines?

Let us know your thoughts info@bradfordconservatives.org.uk

Promoted by John Robertshaw on behalf of Bradford Conservatives Both of Merchants House, Peckover Street, Bradford. BD1 5BD

Promoted by John Robertshaw on behalf of Bradford Conservatives Both of Merchants House, Peckover Street, Bradford. BD1 5BD

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