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Fly tipping in Bucks is being featured on TV

Fly tipping in Bucks is being featured on TV

Published by Mix96 News at 2:50pm 11th July 2019. (Updated at 4:24pm 11th July 2019)

Fly tipping in Bucks is being featured on a new Channel 5 documentary.

The six-part programme 'Grime and Punishment' started last month and follows Council enforcement teams and inspectors up and down the country who work hard to stop fly tipping.

A number of local authorities will be featured on the show including the work carried out by County Council enforcement officers in Buckinghamshire, which features in next week's episode (18th July).

Film crews followed David Rounding and Matt Shutter as they hunted for clues and interviewed witnesses to help bring fly tippers to justice.

Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment, Bill Chapple OBE, praised the programme for spotlighting the tireless work by council officials to combat those intent on destroying the country's environment.

"As far as Buckinghamshire is concerned, our message is clear: fly tippers are not welcome and we will use the full force of the law to prosecute whenever possible.

"Through the hard work of people like David and Matt, we are now seeing a reduction in fly tipping across the county for the first time in six years, which is great news.

"We also do a lot of awareness raising and education particularly around people's legal responsibility to dispose of their waste correctly.

"The last thing we want to do is knock on someone's door having found their waste dumped by an unscrupulous trader they might have used in good faith.

"Programmes like Grime and Punishment help get those important messages across and we were delighted to have taken part."

Commentating on their appearance, David and Matt said:

"Its all in a day's work for us.

"Whether we're visiting fly tips, giving advice to local residents or preparing cases for court, our single aim is to rid Buckinghamshire of fly tipping for good.

"Everything we do that helps towards achieving this means a better, cleaner environment for our residents."

On average, one fly tipper is successfully prosecuted in Buckinghamshire every week - one of the highest rates in the country.

The episode is being aired next week at 8pm on Channel 5.

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