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Drivers at risk as trash dumped in countryside spot for second time in a fortnight

Hazard: All of this rubbish was dumped next to Holtsmere End Lane, which runs alongside Woodhall Farm. And if that wasn't bad enough, more of it was dumped right in the middle of neighbouring country road Little Revel End, causing a dangerous obstruction for drivers (below)

Hazard: All of this rubbish was dumped next to Holtsmere End Lane, which runs alongside Woodhall Farm. And if that wasn't bad enough, more of it was dumped right in the middle of neighbouring country road Little Revel End, causing a dangerous obstruction for drivers (below)

 

A massive amount of rubbish has been dumped in a scenic countryside area for the second time a fortnight – and it is now causing a dangerous obstruction for drivers.

It was spotted in Holtsmere End Lane, which runs alongside Hemel Hempstead’s Woodhall Farm, at 8.30pm last night.

Litterbugs had also dumped their trash in the middle of neighbouring country road Little Revel End, causing a major hazard for all drivers using that road.

Rosemary Scott, of Keats Close, Woodhall Farm, said: “We have reported it, but the council take there time to remove it. We are reporting this sort of thing all the time.”

It is usually Dacorum Borough Council’s job to deal with all reports of flytipping.

But team leader for environmental health Nicholas Egerton said as it is causing an obstruction in the road this flytipping is being dealt with by Herts County Council’s highways department.

He said: “We takes this type of incident very seriously and if we find evidence of the person(s) responsible we will take enforcement action as appropriate.”

Rosemary previously found flytipped trash in Holtsmere End Lane during a countryside walk on Saturday, May 29.

At that time public waste authority Dacorum Borough Council said that since October there have been just four recorded flytips in Holtsmere End Lane.

As such, installing covert CCTV cameras along the road to catch and prosecute litterbugs was not an option. Back then, council spokesman Madeleine Taggart-Smith said: “It is not currently considered to be a hotspot.”

Rosemary Scott thinks the main flytippers are builders, who are not allowed to use Hemel Hempstead’s Eastman Way tip as it does not accept waste from businesses.

She said: “I think these people are just – well, I will not say what I think of them.

“They are just lazy people out to make money and if they are doing that sort of thing, what sort of a job are they doing on people’s homes?”

See the full report we wrote about flytippers in early March by clicking here

 

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