Episode four of Barking and Dagenham CCTV Appeal airs
The latest instalment of Barking and Dagenham Council’s online mini-series aimed at identifying fly-tippers has been released.
The four-minute video, which calls on viewers to help identify people caught on camera illegally dumping rubbish, has already received more than 1,200 views on YouTube.
One of the offenders in the latest episode had already been seen three times, while others captured on film appear to arrive in their pyjamas and slippers.
The footage shows how one fly-tipped item can quickly attract other offenders, as two child car seats, left by some bins, soon lead to a washing machine, a cat scratching post and further bags of rubbish.
The video also captures two men who arrive in a Vauxhall Astra several times to leave rubbish on Faircross Avenue, in what the video calls “some of the worst fly-tipping we’ve seen”.
Not about spying on people
Councillor Margaret Mullane, Cabinet Member for Enforcement and Community Safety, said: "This isn’t about spying on people, it is about having pride in where you live and being clear what is right and wrong.
"We think chucking your rubbish on the street and leaving it to be someone else’s problem is wrong, but we can’t win this fight without the help of people to identify anyone they recognise."
The Barking and Dagenham CCTV Appeal series launched in July and each fortnight a new set of footage is released. The videos have already amassed more than 6,000 views in total and form a key part of the council's clampdown on grime crime.
Re-use rather than fly-tip
Councillor Syed Ghani, Cabinet Member for Public Realm, said: "We are asking people to think about what they throw out. In some cases you can take it to a charity shop, where someone else can make use of it, but if you can't, we have a bulky waste collection service that will take it from your property."