Wardens will search for evidence to find who is fly-tipping in a Northampton street

Residents are getting fed up with rubbish being dumped in Brickwell Court NNL-141230-114047001
Residents are getting fed up with rubbish being dumped in Brickwell Court NNL-141230-114047001

A street in Northampton is under surveillance after continual problems with fly-tipping in the area.

Piles of rubbish have been pictured in recent weeks dumped around a tree in Brickwell Court in Little Billing.

Frustrated residents have reported it happening on a weekly basis.

Tracey Cowley-Coulton said: “This is not to do with the council not doing their job or bin men not doing their job - but people putting rubbish out after the bin men have been and not taking their bigger stuff to the tip like normal people.”

In December residents were warned by the council about its ‘zero tolerance’ approach to fly-tipping.

The council has now said the area is being monitored by its officers and wardens.

A spokesman for Northampton Borough Council said: “All residents have the right to live in a clean and safe place and there is just no excuse for dumping your rubbish and expecting someone else to clean it up and foot the bill. But anyone fly-tipping in this way is not just spoiling the environment, they are committing a crime for which we can prosecute them.

“We will be sending our wardens down to look for evidence of who is responsible for this fly-tipping, before it is cleaned up. This area is monitored by our Enforcement Officers and Neighbourhood Wardens will continue to patrol in an effort to reduce incidents of fly-tipping.”