Anger as residential street in Fareham becomes target for flytipping

Fly-tipping near Whitedell Lane
Fly-tipping near Whitedell Lane
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  • Rubbish has been dumped and blocked the road
  • Four lanes in Fareham have been targeted
  • Resident says CCTV cameras are needed
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CALLS have been made for cameras to be installed in a fly-tipping hot spot.

People in four roads in Fareham have recently found rubbish dumped outside their homes, often blocking streets.

It’s such a beautiful area and it’s constantly being ruined by people

Anneke Ring

Just last month, a pile of rubbish, which included fence panels, nails and general household waste, was left in the middle of Pook Lane.

Now, nearby Whitedell Lane has seen rubbish dumped in the street, preventing people from driving in and out.

Resident Anneke Ring, 37 said something needs to be done about it.

‘We had lots of things that would have come from somebody’s garden shed,’ she said. ‘That was the second lot we had in a week.

‘They block the lane. It’s one way in and one way out.

‘It’s absolutely infuriating.

‘In the past my children had to miss a day of school because it’s one way in and one way out.

‘So I couldn’t get out of the road to get them to school. It’s not in walking distance.

‘In my road there’s a 94-year-old lady with a live-in carer.

‘Should these people require an ambulance, they would be hindered.’

Spurlings Road and Nine Elms Lane have also had problems with fly-tipping.

Anneke added: ‘Fareham Borough Council is very good at clearing it but as far as I’m aware there are no prosecutions.

‘We have asked about cameras but they haven’t put them up because they have to run off-street light electricity. But there are no street lights.

‘I can’t see why they can’t put battery-powered cameras up.

‘This year there have probably been 10 occurrences of flytipping in these four lanes.

‘It’s becoming a bit of a joke.

‘It’s just so frustrating.

‘It’s such a beautiful area and it’s constantly being ruined by people.’

A spokeswoman at Fareham Borough Council said: ‘Fly-tipping continues to be a problem.

‘The council has looked into the possibility of installing CCTV cameras, but they have not proven to be effective in other areas.

‘All instances of fly-tipping should be reported to the council promptly and we will endeavour to remove offending items as quickly as possible. Please be assured that offenders will be prosecuted if caught.’

Anyone who knows any information about who might have been responsible for the fly-tipping should call Hampshire police on 101.

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