Call for CCTV in Silsden
Councillor calls for the installation of CCTV to catch fly tippers in Silsden.
02:46 30 March 2020
District and town councillor Adrian Naylor wants the local council to install hidden CCTV cameras in rubbish hotspots after three separate piles were dumped in one day in remote Brunthwaite Lane and Light Bank Lane. The incidents follow reports on social media about dumped rubbish on Bolton Road.
Cllr Naylor said: “The first fly-tipping was the equivalent of a transit van full. Then the latest amount appeared about 100 yards further down Brunthwaite Lane.
“The first pile looked like a combination of house clearance and the second one was more like domestic refuse – food, dolls. There was a mattress.
“There were two other piles. One in Light Bank Lane had a pallet, flooring and tubs of adhesive, so that’s definitely a job-related thing.
“Two or three hundred yards away there was a pallet with industrial waste. It was more like trade waste.
“The pile in Light Bank Lane was suffering because of the high winds, the rubbish was flying into the fields. It wasn’t just one eyesore in one spot, but in quite a few places.”
“It was the fourth time in less than a fortnight, so this has become a hotspot. There have also been references on social media about fly-tipping on the road from Bolton Road, and Brunthwaite Bridge.
“It’s obviously become an issue in Silsden. People can ditch their load within five minutes and be away without anyone seeing them, so we need some evidence.
“I want the council to put up surveillance cameras.”