Fly-tippers dump rubbish all over road between Stevenage and Hitchin

The fly-tipping in Chantry Lane, near Little Wymondley, on Monday. Picture: Shirley Clancy

The fly-tipping in Chantry Lane, near Little Wymondley, on Monday. Picture: Shirley Clancy - Credit: Archant

Fly-tippers between Stevenage and Hitchin went a step further when they dumped rubbish not only on the side of a country road but all over the carriageway too.

The fly-tipping in Chantry Lane, near Little Wymondley, on Monday. Picture: Shirley Clancy

The fly-tipping in Chantry Lane, near Little Wymondley, on Monday. Picture: Shirley Clancy - Credit: Archant

The wood, bags, cans and other assorted trash were strewn across Chantry Lane, near the village of Little Wymondley, on Monday morning – with the road effectively blocked by the mess.

Shirley Clancy, who was one of those affected, told the Comet: “This was all over the road. People got out of their cars to clear one side.”

The fly-tipping in Chantry Lane, near Little Wymondley, on Monday. Picture: Shirley Clancy

The fly-tipping in Chantry Lane, near Little Wymondley, on Monday. Picture: Shirley Clancy - Credit: Archant

Police were informed and attended the scene – which is about 300 yards from Junction 8 of the A1(M), using the Little Wymondley exit.

Kevin Carrol, from Herts County Council’s highways contractor Ringway, confirmed that its teams had cleaned up the mess in Chantry Lane.

The fly-tipping in Chantry Lane, near Little Wymondley, on Monday. Picture: Shirley Clancy

The fly-tipping in Chantry Lane, near Little Wymondley, on Monday. Picture: Shirley Clancy - Credit: Archant

“Sadly, fly-tipping happens far too often across the county and our teams work hard to keep Hertfordshire looking clean and tidy,” he said.

“Fly-tipping is a criminal act, and I’m sure the vast majority of traders who use trade waste sites to dispose of their waste properly feel as outraged as we do at the criminals who dump waste irresponsibly.”

The fly-tipping in Chantry Lane, near Little Wymondley, on Monday. Picture: Shirley Clancy

The fly-tipping in Chantry Lane, near Little Wymondley, on Monday. Picture: Shirley Clancy - Credit: Archant

To find out more about fly-tipping and how to report it, as well as advice on how to check if a waste carrier is registered, have a look at hertfordshire.gov.uk/flytipping.

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