Flytippers leave huge pile of rubbish at Hastings Country Park beauty spot

Flytippers dumped a large pile of waste, including building materials and an old mattress, in Barley Lane car park of Hastings Country Park.

Thursday, 6th August 2020, 8:36 am
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The unsightly mess was discovered on Wednesday and reported to Hastings Borough Council.

The local resident who reported the incident said: “It is disgusting. It is such a beautiful area and unbelievable that anyone could do this.

“It must be costing the Council a fortune to clean up after these people in the middle of a pandemic.

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Former Hastings Mayor Bruce Dowling said: “Whoever did this needs to be fined. I hope there is some evidence among the rubbish for the Council to follow up.”

Old Town councillor James Bacon said: “This is disgusting, I have reported it to our Waste Team and Rangers.”

Hastings Borough Council makes it clear on its website that it will prosecute flytippers.

Flytipping is a serious criminal offence which carries a fine of up to £50,000. Police have the powers to seize vehicles used for flytipping.