Shameless fly-tippers strike outside Chesterfield church
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The offenders have been targeting Derby Road Methodist Church in recent weeks.
Frank Bacon, steward and treasurer at the church, said: “Some weeks ago we suffered with a small amount of fly-tipping and the council was contacted to take it away – at a cost.
“This week more fly-tipping has taken place – this time a larger amount.
“Again the council has been contacted and we don't know how much this will cost to dispose of.
“We’re a small church which has been closed due to Covid-19.
“We are certainly not wealthy and suffering a good deal because of lack of income.
“I understand that fly-tipping has increased in these difficult times – but a small church being targeted in this way is increasing the burden on a small worshiping community.”
A Chesterfield Borough Council spokesperson said: “We clear away dumped rubbish on roadsides, on pavements and on public land.
“Landowners are responsible for removing fly-tipping from their own private land – we can provide a quote for clearing it.”
The spokesperson added: “If you see someone dumping waste, don't approach them – and don't put yourself at risk.
“Make a note of the date, time and location. Details of vehicles, registration numbers and descriptions of the people doing it are also helpful. Report the fly-tipping to us as soon as you can.
“Photos can help us with our enquiries – but don't take photos if you feel it isn't safe. Please don't remove any physical evidence from the site of the fly-tipping.”