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Fly-tipping costing Derby entertainment centre money

The boss of an entertainment centre in Derby has told ITV News Central that fly-tipping is costing his business hundreds of pounds. Rubbish dumped there on Monday has still not been removed by the city council.

It comes in the same week rubbish dumped outside a primary school in the city was described as a hazard to children. The city council says the issue is a high priority. Michael Sibert reports.

Fly-tippers dump nappies, baths and loos in Derby

Nappies, mattresses, and even bathroom furniture are among just some of the items dumped in one area of Derby over the past few months.

And now, a group of residents from Normanton have got so annoyed at the level of fly-tipping in their area, they have launched a new action group to tackle the problem.

Karen Williams, from the Normanton Empowerment Team, told ITV News Central that they are concerned about the health hazard posed by the waste.

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People invited to name and shame fly-tippers on the web

The council deals with over 300 cases of illegal dumping every year

Residents in Stafford are being encouraged by the council to 'name and shame' fly-tippers on the web looking at photos of illegal dumping on the council's website.

The 'Grimewatch' online campaign has been successful since its launch with Stafford Borough Council receiving information on fly-tipping from residents.

The new photos which show the offending fly-tipping can be viewed here.

The council deals with over 300 cases of illegal dumping every year, costing the tax payer around £20,000

Resident says fly-tippers are a risk to her family

Fly-Tipping has become such a problem for some residents in Derby that they claim they are struggling to get to their homes.

One resident affected is Leonie O'Connell she says she has young children and feels it is not a safe situation to live in.

Derbyshire County Council say they are powerless to clear it up as the rubbish is on private land.

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