Fly-tipping closes Bradmore Lane, Brookmans Park - again

They're at it again, this time it's household waste

Photograph of Bradmore Lane closed at the Station Road end. Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Bradmore Lane, Brookmans Park closed at the Station Road end because of fly-tipping
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A large dump of household rubbish, fly-tipped in the middle of Bradmore Lane, led to it being closed to traffic on Bank Holiday Monday. It's the third such incident in a little more than a week. Clearly, the current strategy for dealing with fly-tipping isn't working.

Bradmore Lane, Water End, closed at the Warrengate Road end because of fly-tipping
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Last week it was a total of 20 fridge-freezers dumped over a six-day period -  seven at the start of the week, then another 13 a few days later.

This week it's household rubbish, including an envelope with a Waltham Abbey address on (photographed by North Mymms News but not published here for privacy reasons).

Hopefully, this information, which has been sent to the relevant authorities, might help identify those responsible.

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Fly-tipping totally blocking Bradmore Lane
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The latest dump includes a child's electric car which should be easy to identify, less so the microwave oven, bin bags, and empty wine and beer bottles - the personal documents should help, though.

Photograph of fly-tipping on Bradmore Lane, May 7, 2018 Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
An child's electric car - those dumping waste were clearly not short of cash
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Photograph of fly-tipping on Bradmore Lane, May 7, 2018 - Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The dump totally blocked the road towards the middle of Bradmore Lane
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Photograph of fly-tipping on Bradmore Lane, May 7, 2018 Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Do you recognise this kiddy car? It's fairly distinctive
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Photograph of fly-tipping on Bradmore Lane, May 7, 2018 Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
A discarded microwave oven tops the pile
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Have your say


Perhaps one for every resident to take up with the local authority representative to ensure enough is being done about fly-tipping, because what is being done doesn't seem to be working very well.

One idea - suggested in the pub last night - is to incentivise legal dumping by paying those who dump large amounts of waste at the local authority tips. After all, the same authorities are forking out a fortune in clearing up the mess. And then there is the damage to the environment and the inconvenience to the public to take into consideration. All these are factors worth bearing in mind when they consider their annual budgets.

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3 comments:

  1. Again someone think £50 is the right cost for rubbish clearance, when will people thing how much they would charge for them to clear it, I bet they wouldn't do it for £ 50 !!!!!

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  2. It is not just here that flytipping occurs - Coopers Lane Road is a favoured place. Welwyn Hatfield & Hertsmere need to wake up to this issue and people need to be made more aware of the dangers of handing over waste to unlicensed operators.

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  3. I drove down today and the road ww partially blocked by a mound of soil/ bricks and other bits and later on by a crate/ strapping and more bits. I have reported it to Hertfordshire County Council and have said that they need CCTV there. We will see what is done

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