Bradford's New CCTV Catches Fly Tippers
Covert CCTV helped Bradford Council catch fly-tippers red-handed at a hotspot in the countryside.
23:53 26 July 2021
Bradford Council's investment in CCTV to catch flytippers has paid off. The local authority was able to catch offenders red-handed at a hotspot for the vile act using covert CCTV at the site.
Earlier this year, councillors approved an extra £300,000 investment in their budget to fight environmental crime. They have since already seen some of the investment repaid after officers used the mobile cameras at hotspots for fly tipping in the district.
Councillor Sarah Ferriby is Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, and said the Council is committed to catching more fly tippers and getting justice for the environment.
She said: “Fly tipping is a national problem which has been increasing everywhere in the country in the last few years, but we are determined to try to stem the tide.
“Every penny we spend combating this illegal behaviour is putting an extra burden on our Council Tax payers and taking money which could be used for other essential services such as social care and education.
“But it is becoming clear that this has been a very sound investment and we are getting some good results already.
“We will do everything we can to build on this recent success and take the fight to those anti-social elements who seek to damage our environment and our communities.
“There are plenty of ways to dispose of extra waste legally and cheaply so there is no need for rubbish to be dumped in our streets and in the countryside.
“The extra CCTV cameras will give us the opportunity to prevent more fly-tippers getting away with their crimes and - what is most important - persuade potential fly-tippers to think again.”