DARLINGTON'S fly-tipping hotspots over the past three years have been revealed 

Earlier this year new figures revealed that the North East was amongst the worst regions in the country for fining fly-tippers.

Just 0.39 per cent of fly-tipping incidents resulted in a Fixed Penalty Notice being issued. 

Figures obtained through the Freedom of Information Act reveal 3,267 reports of fly-tipping were reported to Darlington Borough Council between July 1 2020 and June 30 2021.

Now, The Northern Echo can reveal the 10 streets in Darlington that have become a hotspot for fly-tippers between June 2018-2021.

The top 10 streets where fly tipping has been reported in the past three years:
1. Greenbank Road
2. Hundens Lane
3. George Street
4. Snipe Lane
5. West Auckland Road
6. Neasham Road
7. Pensbury Street
8. Eldon Street
9. Westmoreland Street
10.Whitby Way

READ MORE: Fly-tipping on the rise, so why no prosecutions for two years?

Councillor Jonathan Dulston, deputy leader of Darlington Borough Council said the authority is “working hard to tackle this issue”.

He said: “We work closely with the police and our Civic Enforcement Officers to regularly investigate incidents to track down those responsible. We currently have six cases waiting to go through the courts, which have been delayed due to a backlog caused by the pandemic.

“In recent months we have also seized and crushed a vehicle that was used for fly-tipping and have issued five fixed penalty notice fines, of £400 each, for fly-tipping.

“We have also recently employed a member of staff to focus on improving the hot spots for fly-tipping and back lanes. This is a key area of focus for the council and comes at a time when household waste has also increased by around 18 per cent during the pandemic.

“We would urge residents and businesses to play their part and let us know.”

You can report issues online at www.darlington.gov.uk/reportit

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