Appeal to catch Broadland Fly-tipper

Fly-tipping white van

Broadland District Council is launching an appeal to help catch a criminal they have on camera dumping waste at Repton Avenue, north of Norwich on Wednesday 24 January.

Around 3:15pm a white Ford Transit Connect Van was spotted driving along the Airport side of St Faith’s Road.

The van had its rear doors open and waste material hanging out of the back. Its registration plates had been removed.

Shortly after this sighting, the vehicle was seen making a return journey along St Faiths Road, towards the roundabout with Repton Avenue.

It was next spotted at 3:27pm on Evans Way, where it drove into the street and turned around.

The van then returned to Repton Avenue, where it dumped items, including what is believed to be an air conditioning unit/extractor fan unit.

The Council is trying to piece together the vehicles journey, to identify it, and its occupants.

If you have any information or CCTV/doorbell footage, which could identify the offenders, please contact the Council’s Environmental Enforcement Officer Russell Watkins on 01508 533862 immediately.

Broadland District Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, Cllr Jan Davis, said:

“No one likes a fly tipper, they blight our streets and countryside and cost tax-payers thousands of pounds each year. We will not tolerate them in Broadland. If you have any information relating to this case, or know where the waste originated from, then please contact us today.”

It is not just those that fly-tip that are at risk of receiving a fine. Householders have a responsibility to ask anyone offering to clear their waste where they are going to be taking it and to ensure they are a licensed waste handler.

Cllr Davis advised:

“If you are suspicious of the service being offered, or the price quoted seems very cheap, make sure you refuse their offer and opt for a reputable company instead. Any waste found dumped that relates to you, could see you issued with a fine, so don’t risk it!”

If you are caught fly-tipping, the Council can not only fine you but take you to court and prosecute you, which may result in a prison sentence.

You can report fly-tipping in Broadland here.

Published: 1 February 2024