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“It’s making a mess of the countryside”

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18 JUN

“It’s making a mess of the countryside”

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Concerns have been raised about fly-tipping in the Moorlands countryside. The piles of rubbish - which include chairs, garden waste, a water butt, and parts of a toilet - have been found in the countryside outside Cheadle near Croxden Quarry.

Concerns have been raised about fly-tipping in the Moorlands countryside.

The piles of rubbish – which include chairs, garden waste, a water butt, and parts of a toilet – have been found in the countryside outside Cheadle near Croxden Quarry.

A Times & Echo reader, who wished to remain anonymous, sent us some pictures of the rubbish.

The reader said: “This is a little reminder for the good people of the Cheadle area that the tip is now open again which means there is no need to continue fly tipping.

“This little lot has built up at Croxden Quarry during lockdown.”

Cheadle councillor Richard Alcock said of the fly-tipping: “They should not do this. It’s making a mess of the countryside.“The tips are now back open so there’s no excuse.“I would like to ask people not to fly-tip, especially in the countryside.”A spokesperson for Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC), which is the authority which clears fly-tipped rubbish, confirmed that the site is “private land so the council wouldn’t clear it”.They added: “Fly tipping is irresponsible, anti-social and expensive to clean up.“There is no excuse for anyone to dump their waste like this and we will always seek to prosecute those responsible wherever possible.“People should be aware that fly tipping can attract unlimited fines and we strongly urge everyone to dispose of their waste responsibly and not just leave their mess for someone else to sort out – particularly at this time when staff are working very hard to continue to provide the essential services people rely on in a safe manner.”Anyone witnessing fly tipping can report it on the SMDC website at www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk.

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