The Boroughs in Hertfordshire are committed to try and prosecute as many fly – tippers as possible. Broxbourne Borough Council has the highest success rate in the County. Just under 50% of all the prosecutions have been achieved in our Borough.
Two committee members of the Goffs Oak Community Association attended the Broxbourne Community Safety and Environmental Forum on 27th March 2019.
There was a presentation given by Duncan Jones, representing the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership – Fly Tipping Group.
He gave us a comprehensive talk on all aspects with regard to fly-tipping – including, the proliferation of unlicensed waste disposal operators, the definition of fly-tipping, how to report any instance of fly-tipping and and the responsibility of various agencies to prosecute offenders.
There were around 12,500 fly-tipping instances dealt with by the Hertfordshire County Council, during 2017 / 2018, at a cost to rate payers of £1,000,000. The clean up cost amounted to £141,463. Also, Broxbourne Council received 754 complaints during 2016 / 2017 and 686 during 2017 / 2018.
There was also a presentation give by Roy Stammers, Herts Constabulary. There would appear to be a slight drop in residential and commercial burglary. Vehicle crime shows a small increase.
Peter Linkson from the Broxbourne Council provided information on the proposal to implement a borough wide public space protection order to tackle off road motor bikes and verge parking.