Attack of the nappies starts
again in Southport
SOUTHPORT is again being affected by an
attack of the nappies... Over the last few weeks we have had lots of reports
about fly tipping, mostly around dirty nappies being dropped in and around
Southport's Town Centre.
We don't like to normally report on these types of
issues, but we have decided to highlight it this time as the situation is
getting worse.The latest issue was reported to have happened on Stanley Street,
where a solid old mattress and quite a few dirty nappies had been dumped. We
popped over and found the offending items where children and people walk. We
then informed Sefton Council who have dealt with this latest issue. If you spot
anyone fly tipping please report it to the your local Council. The the illegal
dumping of waste or rubbish, even littering can result in a very large fine and
in some cases is classed as a serious criminal offence. The items dropped like
this pose a health hazard and also make the area unpleasant for both tourists
Within England you can report it by calling:- 0345 1400845 and those
caught will be find ₤400 with the possibility of more action being taken! Within
Sefton the current fixed penalty for littering and dog fouling within Sefton is
₤75.00, to be paid within 14 days, but reduced to ₤50.00 if paid within 10 days.
The maximum fine is ₤2500. The current fixed penalty for fly tipping is ₤400, to
be paid within 14 days, reduced to ₤240 if paid within 10 days. The maximum fine
is ₤50,000 or 12 months imprisonment if convicted in a Magistrates Court. The
offence can also attract an unlimited fine and up to 5 years imprisonment if
convicted in a Crown Court.
More information about litter and fly tipping issues
within Sefton can be found on Sefton Council's
website. For those in the Liverpool City
Council area, you can report fly-tipping
online. Wirral Council also an
online advice and reporting page.
What to do if you
see someone fly tipping:-
► Take vehicle registration details, but only if it doesn't put you in harms
► Note the time and location.
► Take a description of what waste you have seen being dumped, if you can take
► Take a description of the people dumping the waste.
► Don't approach anyone who you see fly tipping.
► Contact the Environment Agency directly on:- 03708 506 506.