Fly-tipping concerns in Pulborough

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FLY-TIPPING in Pulborough is causing concern for those living nearby.

A field just off the A29 London Road heading from Pulborough to Coldwaltham, has had large amounts of waste dumped on it.

Mr G Harris, 43, of Arun Prospect is frustrated by rubbish spoiling the beauty of the area.

“Why is it that some people wish to live in West Sussex, enjoy the countryside and amenities at their disposal and yet spoil it for others?” he questioned.

“The field is part of the flood plain at Pulborough and will soon flood as it does every year,” he added. “Presumably the rubbish will then float off along the road, into people’s gardens.”

Mr Harris sent The County Times photos of the site, highlighting the problem.

A spokesperson for Horsham District Council said the authority was aware of the fly-tipping on the privately owned field.

They told the County Times: “We are in the process of contacting the landowners and asking them to clear the waste; if it’s not cleared within 21 days we can attempt to clear the waste and charge them for this.”

Pulborough Parish Council reported it had been made aware of the fly tipping in the Swan Corner locality by the local police, and had contacted the district council, adding ‘there is no action that the parish council may take directly’.

Fly-tipping is a crime and those prosecuted can face a fine of up to £50,000 or an unlimited amount if the case goes to Crown Court. Those caught could also face a prison sentence of up to five years.

To report fly-tipping to the council call 01403 733144 or fill in an online form at www.horsham.gov.uk.