Fly seesaw infractions result in ZERO punishment for Windsor and Maidenhead
FLYTIPPING is one of our biggest bugs because it ruins our beauty spots and our countryside.
The figures showed that of nearly 944 overflight incidents reported in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, no fixed penalty notices were issued.
Data from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs refers to 2019/20 and has shown and placed the borough behind the average for all of England for law enforcement purposes.
The Association of Local Governments has warned that nationwide the offense is costing taxpayers almost £ 50million a year to be eliminated.
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Only 1.38 percent of the more than 975,000 incidents nationwide resulted in fixed penalty notices.
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Fly tipping is a serious criminal offense. It can be fined up to £ 20,000 and you can even be sent to jail.
It is also prohibited to allow the overhead tilt if you know it is happening and the police have the authority to seize the vehicles used for the overhead tilt.
If you allow your car or vehicle to be used for tipping, even if you are not driving yourself, you can still be sued.
Air dumps should be reported to the local council or the Environment Agency.
Reporting to the police should only concern large-scale illegal landfills or hazardous waste.
A council spokesperson said: “Tipping is a crime. Often it takes more effort to transport the waste than to transport the same waste to a landfill and recycling center.
“Although we always intend to pursue where we can, it is not always possible to identify the perpetrators.
“The council appointed District Enforcement in October 2020 and its specialist officers provide highways and waste enforcement services including garbage, fly dumping and other environmental offenses to make the borough a cleaner and safer place to live, work and visit.
“Council is committed to addressing residents’ concerns about tipping flies. The tilting of flies in our borough is false. ”