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Fly Tipping

Times Echo and Life / Fly Tipping

January 27, 2022

Fly-tipped rubbish was cannabis waste

Police have confirmed that a large pile of rubbish bags which were dumped in the Moorlands recently included the remains of a cannabis growing operation. Last week we ran a report about and a photo of the offending fly-tipped rubbish which had been found on the grass verge next to a road in Winnothdale between Freehay and Great Gate, near Cheadle last week.

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January 11, 2022

Mobile CCTV to help clampdown on fly-tipping

Council plans clampdown on fly-tipping across the borough.

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May 20, 2021

“We must step up our game to stamp this problem out”

A Moorlands resident is calling for more to be done by councils and the police regarding fly-tipping in the area. Cheadle resident Dean Powell, who is part of the Cheadle Moorlands Litter Pickers group, has contacted the Times & Echo with even more issues surrounding fly-tipping within the area. He has also set out his suggestions on how he feels this issue could be tackled.

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May 5, 2021

“There are guilty people who have complete disregard for the environment and nature”

A Moorlands resident has raised concern after coming across a pile of rubbish which had been dumped in a car park. The large amount of bin bags and cardboard boxes full of rubbish were discovered at a rural car park near Cheadle at the weekend by resident Dean Powell.

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March 18, 2021

Fly-tipping fines set to double

Fines for fly-tipping within the Staffordshire Moorlands could be increased – if community leaders give the go ahead. The SMDC Community Overview & Scrutiny Panel is set to debate the proposed fine increases at their meeting on Monday, March 22.

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June 18, 2020

“It’s making a mess of the countryside”

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.

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May 6, 2020

Call for tips to be re-opened as fly-tipping reports double

Community leaders are calling for the re-opening of waste recycling sites after fly tipping has more than doubled in the area.

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May 3, 2019


AN ENVIRONMENT organisation is 'appalled' that rubbish has been dumped in a Moorlands river. Last week, we reported that Blythe Bridge residents Peter North, and his wife Janette, had attended the Forsbrook Parish Council's April meeting to air their concerns about rubbish which had been dumped in the River Blithe. This week, the Environment Agency has confirmed that they have received reports of the dumped rubbish, which according to Mr North, has since been added to and that a fence along a pathway which leads to the river has now also been damaged.

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