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Building materials dumped in a lane
2:00pm Monday 1st October 2012 in News
TAXPAYERS face a bill of about £450 after a shed, paving slabs and tins of paint were dumped in a secluded lane.
They were left off Overthorpe Road in Banbury between 11.30am and 3.30pm last Monday. Cherwell District Council said a Ford Transit Tipper was seen in the area.
Lead member for clean and green Nigel Morris said: “Irresponsible contractors might save money by not disposing of items properly but all residents in the district pay the price. Fly-tippers tend to look for secluded spots, making it difficult for us to catch them, so I would urge anyone who sees suspicious activity to report it.
“Disposal of building waste ought to be carried out by a licensed operator, otherwise it could be illegal.”
Cleaning up the fly-tip is expected to cost the taxpayer in the region of £450.
Anyone with information about fly-tipping should call firstname.lastname@example.org or 01295 227983.