Release Date: 02 October 2017
Richmond Council is asking residents and local businesses for their views on fly-tipping.
The Council is expanding and exploring its efforts to tackle fly-tipping and to draw together education and enforcement initiatives.
It already dedicates significant resources to the issue with enforcement officers cracking down on those who break the law by issuing fines to people caught fly-tipping or pursuing prosecutions against them.
It now wants to hear from residents to better understand what you consider to be fly-tipping and the main barriers to disposing your unwanted items. The survey will gain residents’ views and to help us identify ways that we can prevent fly-tipping and littering and improve street cleanliness.
Cllr Pamela Fleming, Cabinet Member for Environment, Business and Community said:
“Every year the council spends large sums of money cleaning up illegally dumped rubbish which would be better invested in local services.
“This survey will help the Council learn more about how local people perceive this issue, its impacts and what they consider to be the root causes.
“Your views will shape the Council’s approach to keeping Richmond clean and to tackling the small minority who leave discarded waste on borough streets.”
The Consultation will run from Friday 29 September to Friday 10 November 2017.
If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Lyle Skipsey on 020 8487 5182.
Updated: 19 October 2017