Fly-tipping fires extinguished

Fly-tipping fires extinguished

Fly-tipping fires extinguished

First published in Local Kidderminster Shuttle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

TWO fires involving fly-tipping in different areas of Wyre Forest had to be put out by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service over night.

Crews from Kidderminster were alerted first, at 10.06pm, to a large quantity of rubbish which was alight in the open in Timber Lane, Stourport.

The crew then attended a fire at 1.31am in Sladd Lane, Wolverley, which involved two lots of fly-tipped rubbish.

They extinguished the fire in Stourport with one hose reel, while two hose reel jets were needed to put out the fire in Wolverley.

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7:51am Mon 18 Aug 14

Concerned resident of Stourport says...

The individuals responsible for the fly tipping off Timber Lane where spotted tipping and the vehicle details recorded (white lorry registration FL02 YLM) by a number of local resident, when the local authority where contacted they did not want to know, the response was “it’s not on the highway so we can’t do anything” although quoted directly from the Wyre forest web site “Fly tipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish or bulky items on land that is not licensed to receive it”, the response from Wyreforest was “it private land we don’t deal with that I’ll put you back through to the switch board” and the switch board put me back through to the fly tipping team.

In the end the nice people at the Environment Agency are investigating a apparent unlicensed disposal of waste on private land, the burning of the waste not twelve hours later has probably increase the damage to the local environment with hazardous chemicals released during the burning leaching into the adjacent river Stour and then the Severn just downstream.
The individuals responsible for the fly tipping off Timber Lane where spotted tipping and the vehicle details recorded (white lorry registration FL02 YLM) by a number of local resident, when the local authority where contacted they did not want to know, the response was “it’s not on the highway so we can’t do anything” although quoted directly from the Wyre forest web site “Fly tipping is the illegal dumping of rubbish or bulky items on land that is not licensed to receive it”, the response from Wyreforest was “it private land we don’t deal with that I’ll put you back through to the switch board” and the switch board put me back through to the fly tipping team. In the end the nice people at the Environment Agency are investigating a apparent unlicensed disposal of waste on private land, the burning of the waste not twelve hours later has probably increase the damage to the local environment with hazardous chemicals released during the burning leaching into the adjacent river Stour and then the Severn just downstream. Concerned resident of Stourport
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8:01pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Aquarius says...

Let's hope that the fly tipper gets what he deserves.

And to be honest, let's hope those cretins in the local authority do, too.
Let's hope that the fly tipper gets what he deserves. And to be honest, let's hope those cretins in the local authority do, too. Aquarius
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