Fly-tipping – ‘a crime not to care’
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Fly-tipping and disposing of household waste responsibly will be discussed in Hitchin Market Place on Friday.
The event, organised by North Herts Community Safety Partnership, will run from 11am to 2pm, and is in association with the national Keep Britain Tidy ‘Crime not to Care’ campaign – which hopes to raise awareness of the blight that is fly-tipping.
It is part of an initiative to clamp down on fly-tipping across North Herts by raising awareness of the duty to dispose of waste in a responsible way by using a licensed carrier.
North Herts District Council and the police will be raising awareness of the offence and the police will also be showing off the quad bikes used to tackle rural crimes. The fire service will also be talking to people and giving practical demonstrations about the arson risks attached to fly-tipping and dangers which can occur when chemicals are dumped.
Julie Springett, who is fire safety coordinator for Stevenage and North Herts District Herts Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We will be in the town centre chatting with the public and giving out information about the consequences of not checking where your waste is going and arson reduction.
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“Fly-tipping is a real concern for us as it increases arson in the rural communities.
“Our community horse patrol riders and arson detection dog will also be attending the event too”.
For more information on the campaign visit www.keepbritaintidy.org/crimenottocare/2827.
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