IRRESPONSIBLE fly-tippers are being hunted online by a team from Stafford Borough Council dedicated to solving the ‘unresolved grimes’ blighting the area.
The rogues gallery at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/grimewatch was introduced to help track down offenders and prosecute them for the crime of illegally dumping rubbish around the borough.
Latest images uploaded to the website show a quantity of fence panels and garden waste dumped in an access road to garages in Tithe Barn Road as well as a pile of decorating rubbish including a brightly painted red window frame, paint pots, rollers, B&Q paperwork, chipboard and wall panels dumped on Trent Lane in Salt.
All photos on the site include date, location and other details about the illegal tipping and members of the borough council are appealing to members of the public to shop those responsible for the mess.
Councillor Frank Finlay, cabinet member for environment and health, said: “I’m pleased that people are backing this initiative as we do need the community’s help when it comes to tackling those who treat our borough as a giant dustbin.
“I’d urge residents to have a look at the images along with the time, dates and places and see if they have any information to share with us that could lead to the offenders being caught.”
The council deals with around 350 cases of fly tipping each year at a cost to the tax payer of nearly £20,000.
Anyone with any information can contact the council anonymously on 01785 619402 or email email@example.com.