Council investigates illegal fly-tipping of 500 tyres in Chichester

MORE than 500 tyres have been dumped illegally in the past three weeks.

Tuesday, 11th September 2018, 9:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th September 2018, 9:43 pm

Chichester District Council is appealing to residents for information following the fly-tipping in seven rural locations since August 21.

The village of Colworth has experienced two incidents, with a total of 50 tyres being dumped. 

Officers believe the incidents may be linked, and follow a series of similar incidents involving tyres in the Arun district.

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Cllr Roger Barrow, cabinet member for residents' services, said: '˜The number of tyres dumped in such a short space of time is unprecedented.

'˜Fly tipping is unsightly and damages our environment.

'˜It is also expensive '“ each year our council spends more than £52,000 clearing illegally dumped waste from our district. Items like tyres need to be specially disposed of so this costs local tax payers even more.'