Special episode of Barking and Dagenham CCTV Appeal goes live
Repeat offenders caught on camera fly-tipping are the focus of the latest CCTV video appeal from Barking and Dagenham Council.
Serial lawbreakers take centre stage in the latest episode of the web-series, which is aimed at preventing fly-tipping and identifying perpetrators caught dumping rubbish, which costs the council thousands of pounds each year.
Familiar faces from previous episodes include a man captured on camera four times already in the mini-series, as well as a renewed effort to catch two men spotted discarding more than three car boot loads of rubbish in just a week.
Fly-tipping is not acceptable
Councillor Margaret Mullane, Cabinet Member for Enforcement and Community Safety, said the council was committed to cutting out fly-tipping for good.
Cllr Mullane said: “It isn’t a problem that we will be able to resolve overnight or tackle on our own – it is something we need the community’s help with.
“We are determined to send a strong message to offenders that fly-tipping is not acceptable in our borough and that those spotted doing it will be caught and action taken against them.”
The latest video is the sixth episode of the CCTV Appeal and features the 99th incident of fly-tipping captured by the council’s CCTV cameras since the series began in July.
Counting the cost of fly-tipping
The short clips have already helped the council identify a number of culprits.
The Cabinet Member for Public Realm, Syed Ghani, said: “Simply put, fly-tipping cost this council upwards of £380,000 last year.
“We need to get tough on those flouting the law and I hope anyone watching the CCTV appeal, who recognises someone featured, will get in touch immediately and help us catch the culprits.”
The YouTube series is a key tool in the council’s campaign to tackle fly-tipping in the borough and has proved popular with residents, receiving over 8000 views in total.
To watch all the episodes from the series so far, visit the Wall of Shame page.