Help fight fly-tipping blighting countryside

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HELP is needed with a ground-breaking voluntary project to document the true cost of fly-tipping to farmers and landowners.

More than 70 ‘fly-spotters’ are gathering evidence to try to force a change in the law to help fight the blight of fly-tipping.

Farmers, landowners and residents from 12 East Hampshire parishes are taking part in a bid to find out the true scale of fly-tipping.

There are just three months left of the Campaign to Protect Rural England-led project and more people are needed.

Tim Brock said: ‘Without adequate documented evidence, it is harder for us to lobby the authorities to take action.

‘This action could be both prosecutions and addressing the root causes of the problem.

‘It is up to all our members to report incidents whether on public or private land in order that this blight in our countryside be actively addressed.’

To take part contact Becky French of CPRE Hampshire on 01962 779185 or