Van seized following cross-border fly-tipping investigation

A Ford Transit Tipper van has been seized as part of an ongoing fly-tipping investigation, with KCC assisting Bromley and Sevenoaks Councils in the initiative.

The seizure of the white open-back van follows partnership work by all three councils with information being shared about this criminal activity. The vehicle is now being retained for evidential purposes following the seizure of the van in Mitcham last month.

The investigation included the use of CCTV cameras supplied by KCC to obtain vital surveillance footage.

Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Susan Carey

Councillor Angela Page, Executive Councillor for Public Protection and Enforcement for Bromley Council, said: “We are taking action against fly tippers and I am grateful to both Kent County Council and Sevenoaks District Council for their support, especially for their assistance in providing CCTV evidence which is proving to be vital.

“If anyone has any information about any fly tipping incident, please come forward to help with our investigations. And as a reminder, information leading to a successful prosecution of the offender will be rewarded up to £500.”

KCC’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Susan Carey, said: “Fly-tipping is a crime with serious consequences and serious penalties. There should be no excuses for fly-tipping, with residents and businesses aware of their responsibilities when disposing of waste.

She added, “Fly-tipping is dealt with by your local district or borough council which KCC supports by the deployment of CCTV cameras in areas highlighted as hot-spots across the county. I am delighted to see the positive results of this initiative in Bromley.

Residents are also being reminded of the importance to carefully check whether tradespeople they employ have a waste carriers’ licence. Householders are advised to ask to see the permit to check what kind of waste disposal or recovery the business is registered for. In addition, the register can be checked by going to the Environment Agency website or by calling 03708 506 506.

Van seized following cross-border fly-tipping investigation was last modified: January 24th, 2023 by Murray Evans