New faces join Barking and Dagenham’s Wall of Shame
Barking and Dagenham Council’s fight against fly-tipping continues with the 12th episode of its CCTV Appeal.
The Crimewatch-style web series features footage of people dumping rubbish in the borough and allows residents to help the Council to find, catch and fine enviro-criminals.
A Christmas tree, chairs, boxes, and black bags are some of the fly-tipped items that feature in the latest episode. The new video also includes footage of fly-tipping from new locations in Eldred Road, Barking and Stamford Road, Becontree.
Following earlier CCTV Appeals, 15 fines have been issued to fly-tippers. Last year the Council issued over 1,300 Fixed Penalty Notices for grime crime offences and secured 20 prosecutions resulting in over £13,000 of fines and costs.
"People who fly-tip spoil local neighbourhoods, damage the environment and should be ashamed of themselves."
Councillor Margaret Mullane, Cabinet Member for Enforcement and Community Safety said: “Fly-tipping is a criminal offence and there’s absolutely no excuse to dump rubbish in our streets. People who fly-tip spoil local neighbourhoods, damage the environment and should be ashamed of themselves.
“We’re fighting back and residents can help us to identify the culprits and make those who do it pay for it. If you recognise someone in our latest Wall of Shame video, please get in touch and confidentially tell us.”