Illegal fly-tippers fined after being caught on camera
Several fly-tippers have been identified thanks to Barking and Dagenham Council’s fortnightly CCTV online appeal, which is part of the council’s Wall of Shame.
Since the last video, 11 fixed penalty notices (FPNs), each with a £150 fine, have been issued to people caught dumping their rubbish.
The seventh instalment in the YouTube series takes a closer look at fly-tipping hotspot, Gurney Close in Barking.
It features lawbreakers dumping washing machines, mattresses and bags of rubbish, all within the space of a week.
"Complete lack of respect"
Councillor Margaret Mullane, Cabinet Member for Enforcement and Community Safety, said: "While it's great to hear we've been able to identify some of the people featured in the CCTV appeal, we still need members of the community to help us identify and catch the others.
"Dumping rubbish on the streets is not only against the law but it shows a complete lack of respect for the place and for people who live there.
"This isn’t about being a 'grass', it is about respect, civic pride and doing the right thing. So if you recognise anyone, please let us know."
Last year, Barking and Dagenham Council spent more than £380,000 clearing away illegal fly-tips.
Most people share the council's vision
The videos, which were introduced as a way to try and tackle the high levels of fly-tips in the borough, have been viewed more than 9,000 times since being launched in July.
Councillor Syed Ghani, Cabinet Member for Public Realm, said: "What these successful appeals show is that most people in Barking and Dagenham share the council’s vision of a cleaner, better borough.
"If anyone is struggling with managing their bulky waste, they can have it arranged to be picked up through the council website."
To catch up on the series so far, visit our Wall of Shame.