Councillor slams ‘low-life’ fly-tipper who left piles of rubbish on country lane

Nine Elms Lane. Picture: Ursula Sturgess
Nine Elms Lane. Picture: Ursula Sturgess
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A COUNCILLOR has called for fly-tippers to be convicted after a rural road was turned into a dumping ground.

A Fareham politician has condemned litterbugs behind piles of rubbish left to fester at Nine Elms Lane in Portchester yesterday.

Nine Elms Lane. Picture: Ursula Sturgess

Nine Elms Lane. Picture: Ursula Sturgess

The junk, which included pallets and heavy materials, provoked anger from local residents – who dubbed the road one of the worst-hit by local offenders.

Councillor Tom Davies of the Fareham East ward – which includes Nine Elms Lane – called the waste an eyesore.

He said: ‘I’m disappointed to see some low-life has decided to fly tip in rural Fareham along Nine Elms Lane.

‘Why some people think this is acceptable is completely beyond me, it’s not only a horrific eyesore but it was also dumped in the middle of the road, blocking it and making commuters late for work.

Nine Elms Lane. Picture: Ursula Sturgess

Nine Elms Lane. Picture: Ursula Sturgess

‘I’ve been assured by the council that they’re working to remove the rubbish as quickly as possible and with some luck the perpetrator may be identified.’

In a statement, Cllr Davies reassured residents of Fareham Borough Council’s ‘commitment’ to penalising fly-tippers, in light of increasing national sentences for the crime.

The stance comes after a man was prosecuted by FBC and authorities in Portsmouth, Gosport and Winchester last year for fly tipping.

Charging residents up to £150 on Facebook to take away their rubbish, his crimes cost more than £15,000 to clean up.

Reflecting on the previous conviction, Cllr Davies continued: ‘Let’s hope we can see the same positive result this time around.

‘I would urge residents to please look at these photos [above] – if you recognise any of the items dumped it may help identify the person responsible.’