Fly-tipping being cleared from Brierley Hill beauty spot
A fly-tipping hot spot on a borough nature reserve is returning to its natural state following a clean up this week.
Contractors working for Dudley Council have started work to clear mounds of wood and fencing panels as well as plaster, children’s toys and food waste from an area of Fens Pool Nature Reserve in Brierley Hill.
Much of the waste, mainly behind houses in Fens Crescent, has been there for around a year.
But it is now being tidied up as part of a “deep clean” of the borough promised by council bosses which includes a blitz on fly-tipping.
Councillor John Martin, Cabinet Member for Highways and Environment, said:
The borough recorded 1,069 incidents of fly-tipping in 2016/17 compared to 824 the previous year. Whilst the number in 2017/18 reduced to 832, figures nationally are continuing to increase.
The problem costs around £60,000 to clean up each year.