Councils use new powers to crack down on flytipping

Councils have new powers to fine offenders who dump rubbish in towns and cities. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Councils across the region are getting tough on the fly tippers who blight the region's roadsides.

However there is a big difference in how councils are using their powers with a wide variation in the number of fines in different areas.

Since May 2016 councils have been able to issue fixed penalty notices of between £150 and £400 for an offence but not all authorities are making use of them.

Across the Anglia region, Cambridge City Council has issued the most fines between May 2016 and May 2017 with 61 which totalled £12,000.

Luton issued 56 fines with £11,450 collected. East Northamptonshire identified 43 offenders, fining them £4,475

Two of the region's largest authorities Milton Keynes and Northampton didn't issue any fines at all.

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