Fly tipping woes in Warrington brought to Commissioner's attention
Published: 16 August 2021
At a recent meeting with Warrington Councillors Tony Higgins and Sagheer Zaman, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire John Dwyer, was shown the persistent fly tipping which is plaguing streets in Howley and Fairfield.
The Councillors took the Commissioner to the alleyways behind Orford Lane and showed the devastation that residents are currently experiencing because of fly tipping. However, these issues are exacerbated when it appears that the waste being dumped is from those who live locally.
John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, said:
“Seeing the mess that the fly tippers have left behind these residential properties is shocking. The problems that this mess could lead to, such as anti-social behaviour, criminal damage not to mention the environmental impacts could have a negative effect on the residents here. I’ll speak to the Chief Constable and see what action can be taken to deter fly tippers not only in Warrington but across the county, as the issue seems to have increased due to the pandemic.”
Councillor Tony Higgins said:
“It was good to meet with the Police Commissioner John Dwyer and have the opportunity to discuss face to face the problem of fly tipping in Fairfield and Howley. Residents are rightly concerned about such criminal activities and its impact on the local community. As the cabinet member responsible for Community I will be looking to build on our existing relationship with the local policing team to support residents against such activities”.