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Goodbye to fly-boys?

PUBLISHED: 14:54 13 June 2008 | UPDATED: 20:36 05 July 2010

FLY-tipping appears to be on the decrease after the launch of The Journal's Keep Lowestoft Tidy campaign.

Calls to stop fly-tipping, graffiti and litter louts were voiced last month.

FLY-tipping appears to be on the decrease after the launch of The Journal's Keep Lowestoft Tidy campaign.

Calls to stop fly-tipping, graffiti and litter louts were voiced last month.

And Waveney District Council's cleansing team say they have noticed a drop in reports this week.

Jon Marshall, chargehand in the cleansing department, said he hoped the message was getting through.

He said: “This week we have dealt with a television and a shopping trolley in Granville Road; bags of brick and rubble dumped at the seafront car parks; a computer desk in Seago Street; bags of household waste in London Road South; and three fridge-freezers in Trafalgar Street.”

But he added: “We have received fewer reports of fly-tipping this week, so maybe people are starting to see the benefit of living in a clean and tidy neighbourhood. We hope it is. because they are taking advantage of the facilities available and disposing of their bulky waste responsibly.”

The council's bulky household waste collection service will take three free-standing items for £23, so some of these items need not have been dumped.

You can arrange and pay for this service online by visiting the refuse pages of the Waveney website: www.waveney.gov.uk.

Meanwhile, we have received news of only two cases involving rubbish and fly-tipping this week, and these have been passed to the relevant bodies.

Valerie Lambert, of Beresford Road, said a neighbour drew her attention to a wheelie bin on fire on Friday evening. The fire was against the rear wall of her back garden, scorching the wall and damaging trees in her back garden.

As a result of the fire there is now a large amount of rubbish strewn across the access road behind her property.

Ian Crocker said rubbish and fly tipping was still accumulating behind the Cliffe Hotel, on Kirkley Cliff, and rats could been seen crossing the road.

For bulky collection waste service you can also visit the household waste recycling centre operated by the county council on the South Lowestoft Industrial Estate. Visit www.suffolkcc.gov.uk or telephone 0845 606 6067.

To report any problems to Waveney council call 01502 523468, and to tell The Journal of problem areas email louisa.kennard@archant.co.uk

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