Beauty spot hit by fly-tipping scourge

By Farnham Herald in Community News

ALICE Holt Forest has been blighted by a fresh dump of fly-tipped rubbish.

Three mounds of waste, including a bicycle, bird house, timber and other household and garden materials, were illegally dumped on Gravel Hill Road, on the edge of the forest between Farnham and Bordon, between 5.30pm and 6pm on April 28.

Herald reader Luke Harvey posted a photo of the rubbish on social media site Facebook and dozens responded with comments such as “who would do such a thing?”, “my blood is literally boiling”, and “what’s wrong with people!”.

The latest incident of fly-tipping has also prompted East Hampshire District Council to urge residents to use licensed waste carriers when disposing of household and garden waste.

A council spokesman said: “Fly-tipping is a blight on the district and East Hampshire District Council treats it very seriously.

“It costs the council and private landowners thousands to clear and causes pollution and environmental damage.

“We are committed to bringing prosecutions against fly-tippers where we can and investigate tips for evidence of where it has come from and who has handled it.

“Residents must also be aware of their legal responsibilities.

“You must check that a waste carrier holds the appropriate licence and also obtain a waste transfer note detailing the goods taken and amount paid.

“If you don’t and your waste is fly-tipped then you can also be prosecuted, even if you paid for the waste to be removed in good faith.”

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