Fly tipping/Rubbish

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Postby warwound » 13 Aug 2007, 17:25

All looked nice down The Point this afternoon...

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But take a closer look - lo and behold there's a domestic appliance (washing machine or dishwasher) fly-tipped to the left of the path in the first photo:

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Maybe we can catch this fly-tipper.


I suspect a one legged man!

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The washing machine that was fly-tipped nearer to Dows a few weeks back has gone though so somebody has been tidying up after these ar*eholes.

But about half way down the track to The Point - near the pylons - there's a washing machine/dishwasher half-way down the bank.
Christ knows how much effort it must have took the fly-tippers to dump it half way down the bank!
(Didn't take photo's of that as i'd have ended up getting stung on the nettles - was wearing sandals).

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Dumping

Postby teddybear1959 » 13 Aug 2007, 21:45

It never ceases to amaze me.

We went on a family bike ride last week, around the lanes on the outskirts of Dereham and along one bridleway we saw a mattress in a ditch. It must have taken two people to carry it quite a long way along the path as it wasn't wide enough for a car.

WHY DO THEY DO IT?


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Postby warwound » 17 Aug 2007, 17:06

And there's more...

Again down Cross Bank Road:

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Nice little set of drawers!

And this cooker:

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That's been there - dumped over the riverbank - for MONTHS!!

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Postby warwound » 13 Sep 2007, 12:50

And more...

How's this for a typical journey to The Point?

A new addition to the local scenery - i think this appeared within the past week:
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Yes it's a small freezer:
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That 'nice little set of drawers' from my previous post now demolished:
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Meanwhile a fishing boat returns from The Wash - that cooker's still there, been there for ages:
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On with my journey, approaching the pylons:
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This time it's gas cylinders that have been dumped:
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No surprise to find that there's an old bike dumped nearby too:
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Further along to the pylons and the riverbank underneath.
This domestic appliance has been here for weeks - maybe more:
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Some wood panels have also been dumped in the past week:
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Finally down the the very end of the track and The Point.
See my previous posts in this thread, a washing machine still lies abandoned:
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What an eyesore and a shame heh?

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Postby Mivalanchi » 13 Sep 2007, 17:03

Its a sad state of affairs that people do this type of thing.
Why not send these photos directly onto the Council they are obviously not aware of this problem down there.
They should be able to get it cleaned up if it is public land or highway.
However if its on private land they then can advise the owner to clear it up

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Postby warwound » 13 Sep 2007, 17:56

Crossbank Road is the road that leads from John Kennedy Road down to the river.
Both of them roads are 'standard' highways.

Crossbank Road comes to an end and the rest of the track that leads down to The Point is, i believe, owned by the adjacent Dow Chemical Works.
With a suitable sign up notifying the general public of their access rights!

I've seen fly-tipped rubbish down the track many times over the past (not so few) years and sometimes it'll disappear as fast as it appears.
I assume that Dows have some sort of policy against this fly-tipping on their land.

Look thru the earlier posts in this thread and i think(!) that you'll find that the general consensus of opinion is an ongoing 'if we want to see this rubbish cleaned up then who do we report it to?'
And to that there is no single answer.

I had an idea; let's (me) put together an online Google Map focussed on Lynn, showing fly-tipping 'incidents'.
Have a page to submit new reports too.

If people contributed to the map and made new reports then we would have a single page - a map full of incidents - that we could direct the relevant powers-that-be to.

Surely an ugly map of West Norfolk - with markers depicting places of local beauty destroyed by fly-tipping - would be an ideal reference point for any complaint to the relevant authority?

What does the forum think?

Is it better to simply badger the relevant authority and hope one day the rubbish gets removed and - as is all too likely - replaced by more fly-tipped rubbish!!

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Postby Mivalanchi » 14 Sep 2007, 19:09

The idea of an incident log is a good idea, that is if nothing else works.
However it is important that any one of us who sees fly tipping reports it, as all to often, we see it, but then dont follow it up (me included).
I do know that the web address I gave in my previous post does get results.
Also, I was talking to a representative of Dow's today, and evidently they only own part of the track. Some of it belongs to the cottage owners.
He told me that they have a very good long standing arrangement with the council whereby the Council sends down a lorry, and then they (Dows) will provide extra hands to help to get the rubbish loaded and away to the dump.
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Postby warwound » 19 Sep 2007, 09:34

Good news

A bit of good news to report.
I was down the track to The Point yesterday morning and...
The gas cyclinders and that old bike have now gone - don't know who removed them of course.

The small freezer was still there - didn't venture any further down the track than the place where the gas cylinders were so don't know about the other rubbish.

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Postby choks » 19 Sep 2007, 09:39

The Powers that be ........ :wink:


That's Great news ....

maybe someone at the Council has looked at Our Forum :roll:
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Postby warwound » 19 Sep 2007, 09:52

I wonder why just the gas cylinders and bike were removed.

Is it because they were immediately visable from the track - therefore an instant eyesore?

But the other rubbish - such as the old freezer dumped on the riverbank - being not so visible were maybe a lower priority?

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Postby old-git » 19 Sep 2007, 18:31

Probably someone took the metal for scrap, after dumping some rubbish of their own. :roll:
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Postby warwound » 20 Sep 2007, 19:02

It gets worse!

Next to the small freezer we now have:
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Two vacuum cleaners, 3 wheel trims...

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And two cycle wheels!

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PS I've now reported this to www.fixmystreet.com
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Postby warwound » 26 Sep 2007, 09:32

Eagle-eyed as ever i've found another eyesore - Clarks Dyke was mentioned earlier in this thread with reports of flytipping towards the Seabank Estate/Columbia Way area.
Well here's a report of flytipping towards the Loke Road end - less than 50 yards from the busy Loke Road/John Kennedy Road junction.

Bawsey Drain - the official name for the dyke it seems:
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Some zoomed-in photos:
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This dyke has been popular with flytippers for years.
I remember shopping trolleys and other junk being dumped here when i was in my early teens and that was over 25 years ago!!

Reported to www.fixmystreet.com.

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Funny or NOT?

Postby warwound » 26 Sep 2007, 15:19

Can't let this go un-reported...

The place:
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(Near to True's Yard and St Nicholas Chapel).

What's that i can see yonder...?
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Of course!
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It's a mattress. What more logical than to flytip your old mattress on the roof of your neighbour's flat (or where-ever heh)?

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Rubbish

Postby teddybear1959 » 26 Sep 2007, 22:24

It is amazing isn't it? We humans are such disgusting, filthy animals. No other animals live like we do. We chuck rubbish on our own doorstep, we pollute our own drinking water on purpose and seem to enjoy living like this.

I was always told that pigs are one of the cleanest of animals as they always have their "toilet" in one place, we, on the other hand, are supposed to be the superior race and look how we live if given the opportunity.

The life of grime programmes just go to show what we deteriorate into if we are left to our own, natural devices.

Is this all down to respect of our surroundings I wonder, or the thought that it is someone else's job to clear up after us?

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