Calls are made for CCTV to catch flytippers

Fly tipping in the conservation area.
Fly tipping in the conservation area.

Calls are being made to protect a conservation area in a south east Northumberland town which is being plagued with flytipping.

The area behind Blagdon Terrace and East View Avenue in Cramlington Village has repeatedly been the site of illegally dumped rubbish including large white goods and household items.

Local campaigner Mark Swinburn is now calling for mobile CCTV to be installed around the location to identify and catch the culprits.

He said: “This is unacceptable and residents in any area should not have to put up with this.

“The costs incurred on this removal have to be met by everyone in increased council tax.

“I have raised this issue with Northumberland County Council and also with the local Police for increased monitoring.

“The fact is that this is Cramlington’s prime historic location, used in many publicity shots for the town, and to have it abused and treat almost like a glorified dumping ground is a disgrace.

“We need action and those responsible caught.

“The town council has recently purchased CCTV cameras, to be located anywhere in Cramlington, and this is an ideal opportunity for them to be used.”