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Surge in tyre-dumping baffles council officers
11:40am Sunday 20th May 2012 in Cherwell
WASTE chiefs are baffled by a surge in dumped tyres across north Oxfordshire.
About 900 tyres were dumped in Cherwell district from January to April compared to 250 in the same period last year.
This year’s total is now more than 1,000 after about 160 were left in Station Road, Cropredy on overnight on Tuesday.
Cherwell District Council said the dumping cost more than £900 to clean up.
Yesterday it appealed for public help to find the culprits, as a spokesman said it could not explain the increase.
Council lead member for clean and green Nigel Morris, right, said: “We have already had more than 20 tyre dumps since January this year and this needs to stop.
“The problem is, as with all fly-tipping incidents, these tend to happen in secluded places at quiet times of the day.
“We can’t possibly have eyes and ears everywhere so we have to rely on people reporting suspicious activity to us when they see it.”
Other tyres have been left in Claydon, Bicester, Banbury, Adderbury and Caversfield.
Anyone with information should email service@ cherwell-dc.gov.uk or call 01295 227983.