Since 21 August more than 500 tyres have been fly tipped at seven rural locations.

The village of Colworth has experienced two incidents, with a total of 50 tyres being dumped. Officers believe the incidents may be linked, and follow a series of similar incidents involving tyres in the Arun district.

 

 

 

Further incidents have taken place with locations including:

  • Thickett Lane, Halnaker - around 160 tyres
  • Wakehurst Lane - around 200  tyres
  • Chithurst Lane/Iping Lane  - around 49 tyres
  • Fyning Lane - around 48 tyres
  • Downs Road - around 12 tyres
  • West Stoke Road - 35 tyres
  • Old Wick / West Broyle - around 29 tyres, and
  • Selhurst Road bridleway - around 37 tyres.

"The number of tyres illegally dumped in such a short space of time is unprecedented," says Councillor Roger Barrow, Cabinet Member for Residents' Services at Chichester District Council. "Fly tipping is unsightly and damages our environment. It is also expensive - each year our council spends more than £52,000 clearing illegally dumped waste from our district. Items like tyres need to be specially disposed of so this costs local tax payers even more.

"We take incidents like this extremely seriously and I would ask residents to think back recently: have you seen any suspicious vehicles in these locations, at strange times of the day or night, have you had any tyres taken away yourself? Quite often we need to piece together several pieces of information to build up a picture, and so every detail is of potential significance. You can call our Waste and Recycling team in the strictest confidence on 01243 785166.

"If you have seen tyres fly tipped in an area that is not mentioned here then please report these at wasteandrecycling@chichester.gov.uk 

In all cases of fly-tipping, having as much information as possible to report helps to bring successful prosecutions, including:

  • The day, date, time and location of the fly-tipping.
  • A description of any people involved.
  • What was fly-tipped and how much.
  • Details of any vehicle involved, including registration number, colour, make and model.

For more information see the fly-tipping section on the website.

Date of release: 11 September 2018

Reference: 3838