A councillor has said that "more needs to be done" about fly-tipping after waste including mattresses and an arm chair were left on a Walsall street.

Councillor Matt Ward, who represents Blakenall, said that residents in Forest Lane have had to live with the fly-tipped rubbish, including furniture, for two weeks.

It's believed that the waste was left on a derelict factory site by the offenders, but a lot of the fly-tipped items have also ended up on a public footpath.

Walsall Council say that they have "written to the land owner requesting them to clear the waste" as it is on private land.

However, they add that their officers will clean any of the fly-tipped rubbish that is on the highway.

Walsall Council say that they have Credit: BPM Media

We are seeing reckless criminals blight our community far too often with their rubbish. I hope that the council act on any intelligence that it receives and use the full force of the law to prosecute those who commit these offences.

Councillor Matt Ward

The fly tipping reported on Forest Lane is on private land and is therefore the responsibility of the land owner. Our Community Protection Team has written to the land owner requesting them to clear the waste. Officers from the Clean and Green team will visit the site and clear the waste that is on highway.

Walsall Council spokesman

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