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Partnership working in fight to foil fly-tippers

Wiltshire Council is fighting fly-tipping in Melksham in a joint campaign with the town council.

Church Street car park has been used as an illegal dumping ground for the last six months and the two authorities have joined forces to stamp out the nuisance.

Enforcement officers from Wiltshire Council have legal authority to issue £400 fines for fly-tipping or £75 for littering. Some culprits have already been issued with fixed penalty notices.

Bridget Wayman, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for waste said, “It is vital that local residents and businesses adhere to the law regarding the management of their waste, for the benefit of the community and local environment.”

The mayor of Melksham, cllr Adrienne Westbrook said, “I am delighted that the town council and Wiltshire Council are working together on this project.

“Fly-tipping is anti-social and quite frankly disgusting behaviour. I hope that Wiltshire Council continue to use fixed penalties to try and stamp this behaviour out.

“Please use your bin or take your rubbish to the household recycling centre in Bowerhill.”

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