That the Fly-Tipping Strategy for Wokingham Borough be approved.
The Executive considered a report relating to a proposed Fly-Tipping Strategy which sets out the Council’s approach and response to dealing with fly-tipping in order to protect the Borough, keep it clean and enhance its green areas for people to enjoy.
The Executive Member for Environment and Leisure informed the meeting that a new Strategy had been developed in order to combat the increase in the amount of fly-tipping in the Borough. It was noted that the Strategy was based primarily on prevention which included a strong emphasis on communication and reporting of incidents as well as responding to incidents, enforcement and placing CCTV cameras. Councillor Batth also advised that the Council was working with all its partners in order to make everyone aware of their responsibilities in order to combat the increase in fly-tipping.
In response to Councillor Kaiser’s query about whether offenders would be pursued within the extent of the law Councillor Batth reiterated his determination that the Council would do everything it could to bring any offenders to account and ensure they were punished.
Councillor Haitham Taylor voiced her support for the Strategy and stated that she was pleased that CCTV cameras were being deployed as fly-tipping was a real blight on the countryside.
RESOLVED: That the Fly-Tipping Strategy for Wokingham Borough be approved.