Action planned on Croydon's top 15 flytip hot-spots
People living close to the borough's 15 worst "grot-spots" could soon benefit from Croydon Council's fly-tipping crack down.
The council is investing £100,000 to find creative ways of dealing with fly-tipping, including increased enforcement patrols, new CCTV cameras, better signs, new bins and security gates and visits to local businesses are all part of the council's new measures.
When the effectiveness of the solutions has been assessed the best of them will then be applied elsewhere.
The sites chosen for initial trials include neighbourhood recycling sites, small shopping parades, private service roads and residential streets.
They are Parchmore Road, Granville Gardens, St Helen's Crescent, Norbury Avenue, Tylecroft Road, Colliers Water Lane, Bensham Manor Road, Central Parade, Latham's Way, Hathaway Road, Nova Road, Meadow View Road, Oval Road, Princess Road, Zion Place.
Councillor Phil Thomas, the council's cabinet member for highways and environmental services, said: "Fly-tipping has a high cost, both in terms of its being a drain on local taxpayers and its environmental impact.
"The council has to clean up thousands of incidents every year and this has to stop. When it does happen it’s those responsible who should be the ones who are have to pay. "
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